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NCAA Basketball Rankings: AP Top 25 Poll Has Ohio State Back On Top

Ohio State (27-2) has reclaimed the top spot in this week's AP Top 25 Poll, receiving 45 first-place votes and 1,602 total points. Kansas (27-2) moved up one spot to No. 2, receiving 14 first-place votes and 1,554 points.

Brigham Young (27-2) received five first-place votes and jumped four spots to No. 3 this week. Duke (26-3), which lost to unranked Virginia Tech, 64-60, on Saturday, received one first-place vote and fell from the top spot last week to No. 4. Pittsburgh (25-4) came in at No. 5, totaling 1,380 points.

Purdue (25-4), Texas (24-5), Notre Dame (23-5), San Diego State (27-2) and Wisconsin (22-6) round out the top ten. Louisville (22-7) and Syracuse (24-6) jumped to No. 11 and No. 12 this week, respectively.

St. John's (19-9) moved up eight spots to No. 15 and Arizona (23-6) fell eight spots to No. 18. Utah State (26-3) came in at No. 25 this week with 129 points after being unranked last week.

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

Ohio State also claimed the top spot in this week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, receiving 17 first-place votes and 760 total points. Kansas stayed put at No. 2, receiving 14 first-place votes and 756 points.

Brigham Young, Duke and Pittsburgh round out the top five. The Blue Devils, who were the nation's top team in both polls last week, suffered a heartbreaking 64-60 loss to unranked Virginia Tech on Saturday.

To view this week's complete ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, click here.

AP Top 25 Poll:

  1. Ohio State (27-2; 45 first-place votes)
  2. Kansas (27-2; 14 first-place votes)
  3. Brigham Young (27-2; 5 first-palce votes)
  4. Duke (26-3)
  5. Pittsburgh (25-4)
  6. Purdue (24-5)
  7. Texas (24-5)
  8. Notre Dame (23-5)
  9. San Diego State (27-2)
  10. Wisconsin (22-6)
  11. Louisville (22-7)
  12. Syracuse (24-6)
  13. North Carolina (22-6)
  14. Florida (22-6)
  15. St. John's (19-9)
  16. Connecticut (21-7)
  17. Georgetown (21-8)
  18. Arizona (23-6)
  19. Villanova (21-8)
  20. Kentucky (20-8)
  21. Vanderbilt (21-7)
  22. Missouri (22-7)
  23. Xavier (22-6)
  24. Texas A&M (22-6)
  25. Utah State (26-3)

Others receiving votes: George Mason 120, Temple 120, UCLA 75, Kansas St. 31, West Virginia 28, Virginia Tech 22, Cincinnati 12, Alabama 5, UNLV 4, Butler 3, Missouri St. 3, Belmont 1, Long Island U. 1, Old Dominion 1.