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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Duke Stays On Top, Connecticut And Boston College Slip In AP Top 25 Poll

Duke (13-0) continued its reign atop the AP Top 25 Poll this week, receiving all 65 first-place votes and 1,625 total points. Ohio State (14-0) remains second with 1,551 points and Kansas (13-0) is third with 1,491 points.

Connecticut (11-1), which was ranked No. 4 last week, slipped out of the top five following its first loss of the season against No. 6 Pittsburgh on Monday. The Huskies responded with an overtime win against South Florida, but fell to No. 8 in the rankings this week.

Syracuse (15-0) took UConn's spot at No. 4 this week, receiving 1,437 points. Pittsburgh (13-1) moved up to No. 5 after the upset win over Connecticut. San Diego State (15-0), Villanova (12-1), Connecticut, Missouri (13-1) and Kentucky (11-2) round out the top ten, respectively.

Meanwhile, Boston College (11-3) did not receive a single vote in this week's AP Top 25 Poll after receiving a season-high 17 one week ago. The drop off in votes is a result of the Eagles' 67-65 loss to unranked Rhode Island on Wednesday.

No. 13 Georgetown (12-2) slipped four spots from last week after losing to Notre Dame. No. 23 Washington (10-3), No. 24 Cincinnati (14-0) and No. 25 UNLV (12-2) joined the Top 25 after being unranked last week. 

Minnesota had the biggest free fall this week, dropping out of the Top 25 completely after being ranked No. 14 last week. Louisville and Temple also dropped out of the Top 25 this week.

AP Top 25 Poll:

  1. Duke (13-0; 65 first-place votes)
  2. Ohio State (14-0)
  3. Kansas (13-0)
  4. Syracuse (15-0)
  5. Pittsburgh (13-1)
  6. San Diego State (15-0)
  7. Villanova (12-1)
  8. Connecticut (11-1)
  9. Missouri (13-1)
  10. Kentucky (11-2)
  11. Purdue (13-1)
  12. Texas (11-2)
  13. Georgetown (12-2)
  14. Notre Dame (12-2)
  15. Brigham Young (14-1)
  16. Texas A&M (12-1)
  17. Kansas State (11-3)
  18. Michigan State (9-4)
  19. UCF (13-0)
  20. Illinois (12-3)
  21. Memphis (11-2)
  22. Vanderbilt (11-2)
  23. Washington (10-3)
  24. Cincinnati (14-0)
  25. UNLV (12-2)
Others receiving votes: Louisville 124, Minnesota 96, Temple 74, Wisconsin 55, Baylor 50, Florida 35, Butler 25, Wichita State 17, North Carolina 9, Saint Mary's 8, Gonzaga 7, Arizona 2, Cleveland State 2, Florida State 2, Georgia 1