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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Unanimous No. 1 In AP Top 25 Poll; Harvard Gets Vote

Ohio State (22-0) is the unanimous top choice in this week's AP Top 25 Poll. The Buckeyes received all 65 first-place votes and amassed 1,625 total points. Kansas (20-1), which was ranked sixth last week, rose to No. 2 with 1,519 points.

Texas (18-3) jumped from seventh to No. 3 in this week's poll. Pittsburgh (20-2) is ranked fourth and Duke (19-2) fell to No. 5 after losing to St. John's on Sunday. Connecticut (17-3), San Diego State (21-1), Brigham Young (20-2), Notre Dame (17-4) and Kentucky (16-4) round out this week's top ten.

Syracuse (18-4), which has lost fourth games in a row, fell out of the top ten to No. 17 this week. No. 21 Arizona (18-4), No. 22 Utah State (20-2), No. 23 North Carolina (15-5) and No. 25 West Virginia (14-6) jumped into the rankings this week. Illinois, Florida State and Florida dropped out of the Top 25 this week.

Boston College (14-7, 4-3 ACC) and Harvard (15-3) were both unranked, but the Crimson did receive one vote in this week's poll. Harvard also received one vote in last week's AP Top 25 Poll.

AP Top 25 Poll:

  1. Ohio State (22-0; 65 first-place votes)
  2. Kansas (20-1)
  3. Texas (18-3)
  4. Pittsburgh (20-2)
  5. Duke (19-2)
  6. Connecticut (17-3)
  7. San Diego State (21-1)
  8. Brigham Young (20-2)
  9. Notre Dame (17-4)
  10. Kentucky (16-4)
  11. Purdue (18-4)
  12. Villanova (17-4)
  13. Georgetown (16-5)
  14. Missouri (17-4)
  15. Louisville (17-4)
  16. Texas A&M (16-3)
  17. Syracuse (18-4)
  18. Minnesota (16-5)
  19. Wisconsin (15-5)
  20. Washington (15-5)
  21. Arizona (18-4)
  22. Utah State (20-2)
  23. Vanderbilt (15-5)
  24. North Carolina (15-5)
  25. West Virginia (14-6)
Others receiving votes: Xavier 92, Florida 80, Illinois 49, Florida State 43, Cincinnati 31, Virginia Commonwealth 24, Marquette 23, Temple 15, Duquesne 15, Penn State 14, Coastal Carolina 8, UNLV 7, Wichita State 6, Saint Mary's 6, Tennessee 4, Northern Iowa 3, Cleveland State 3, Belmont 3, Colorado State 2, Nebraska 2, Old Dominion 1, St. John's 1, Harvard 1, Washington State 1.