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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State On Top, Pittsburgh Second In AP Top 25 Poll

Ohio State (20-0) received the top ranking and 63 first-place votes in this week's AP Top 25 Poll, marking the second straight week that the Buckeyes have been ranked No. 1. Pittsburgh (19-1) received one first-place vote and was ranked second in this week's poll after being ranked fifth last week.

Duke (18-1), which ranked first in the AP Top 25 Poll for the first nine weeks, moved up one spot to No. 3 this week. San Diego State (20-0) came in at No. 4 and Connecticut (16-2) was ranked fifth. 

Kansas (18-1) fell from No. 2 to No. 6 after its first loss to Texas (16-3), which moved up to No. 7. Villanova (17-2) was ranked eighth and Brigham Young (19-1) came in at No. 9.

Syracuse (18-2), which ranked third in last week's poll, fell seven spots to No. 10 after losing to Villanova, 83-72, on Saturday afternoon.

No. 19 Vanderbilt (14-4) and No. 24 Florida (15-4) joined the rankings this week. Harvard (13-3) received consideration for the Top 25 poll this week, receiving one vote.

AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Ohio State (20-0; 63 first-place votes)
  2. Pittsburgh (19-1; 11 first-place vote)
  3. Duke (18-1; 1 first-place vote)
  4. San Diego State (20-0)
  5. Connecticut (16-2)
  6. Kansas (18-1)
  7. Texas (16-3)
  8. Villanova (17-2)
  9. Brigham Young (19-1)
  10. Syracuse (18-2)
  11. Missouri (17-3)
  12. Purdue (17-3)
  13. Texas A&M 917-2)
  14. Kentucky (15-4)
  15. Notre Dame (16-4)
  16. Minnesota (15-4)
  17. Wisconsin (15-4)
  18. Washington (15-4)
  19. Vanderbilt (14-4)
  20. Illinois (14-6)
  21. Georgetown (14-5)
  22. Florida State (15-5)
  23. Louisville (15-4)
  24. Florida (15-4)
  25. Michigan State (12-7)
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati (17-3) 85; Arizona (16-4) 68; West Virginia (13-5) 62; St. Mary's (17-3) 55; Utah State (18-2) 53; Georgia (14-4) 23; Xavier (13-5) 12; Memphis (15-4) 11; Virginia Tech (13-5) 8; Temple (13-5) 7; Missouri State (16-4) 6; UNLV (15-5) 4; Tennessee (12-7) 3; Baylor (13-5) 2; Coastal Carolina (18-2) 2; Virginia Commonwealth (15-5) 2; Belmont (18-3) 1; Duquesne (13-5) 1; Harvard (13-3) 1; Penn State (10-8) 1