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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Duke Holding Strong In AP Top 25 Poll

Duke (10-0) stayed put at the very top of the AP Top 25 Poll for the sixth straight week, receiving 1,624 votes and 64 first-place votes. Ohio State (10-0) received one first place votes and was ranked second with 1,551 votes while Kansas (10-0) was third with 709 points. 

Connecticut (8-0) and Syracuse (11-0) rounded out the top five, receiving 1,408 votes and 1,295 votes, respectively.

Boston College (9-2, 1-0 ACC), which received one vote in last week's AP Top 25 poll, collected two votes this week. The Eagles played only once this week, defeating Bryant University 93-77 on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum.

While the Blue Devils were the only ranked ACC team once again, two other schools from the conference received votes. North Carolina (7-4) received ten votes while Boston College double its vote total from last week with two.

Pittsburgh (11-1) jumped from No. 8 in the standings to No. 6 with 1,270 votes. Tennessee (7-2) fell from No. 7 to No. 19 with 411 votes following losses to Oakland (Michigan) and Charlotte this week.

Baylor (7-1) dropped from the ninth spot to the 15th spot with 684 votes and UCF (10-0) made the Top 25 for this first time this season, coming in at No. 24 with 258 votes. The complete AP Top 25 Poll is listed below.

AP TOP 25 POLL:

  1. Duke (10-0)
  2. Ohio State (10-0)
  3. Kansas (10-0)
  4. Connecticut (8-0)
  5. Syracuse (11-0)
  6. Pittsburgh (11-1)
  7. San Diego State (12-0)
  8. Villanova (9-1)
  9. Missouri (10-1)
  10. Georgetown (10-1)
  11. Kansas State (9-2)
  12. Michigan State (8-3)
  13. Kentucky (8-2)
  14. Purdue (10-1)
  15. Baylor (7-1)
  16. Memphis (8-1)
  17. Minnesota (10-1)
  18. Texas (9-2)
  19. Tennessee (7-2)
  20. Florida (8-2)
  21. Illinois (10-2)
  22. Notre Dame (10-1)
  23. Brigham Young (10-1)
  24. UCF (10-0)
  25. Texas A&M (10-1)