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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Duke Continues To Top ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

Duke (15-0) continued its reign atop this week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, receiving all 31 first-place votes and 775 total points. Ohio State (16-0) was ranked second with 742 points and Kansas (15-0) was ranked third with 713 points.

Syracuse (16-0) ranked fourth and Pittsburgh (15-1) came in at No. 5. San Diego State (17-0), Villanova (14-1), Purdue (15-1), Connecticut (12-2) and Brigham Young (16-1) round out the top ten.

Boston College (12-4) lost to Harvard and defeated Georgia Tech this week and did not receive any votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. BC had received as many as 17 votes in the AP Top 25 Poll in weeks past, but has not yet received any votes in the coaches poll this year.

Notre Dame (14-2), which was ranked 15th last week, jumped to No. 11. No. 12 Missouri (14-2) fell four spots from last week and No. 13 Texas A&M (14-1) jumped up three spots.

Washington (12-3) was the biggest mover of the week, as the Huskies were ranked 18th after being unranked last week. No. 21 Wisconsin (12-3) and No. 23 Temple (11-3) were also unranked in last week's poll.

Three teams dropped out of this week's coaches poll, as Memphis, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati all missed the cup. Memphis was ranked 22nd last week, while Vanderbilt ranked 24th and Cincinnati ranked 25th.

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll:

  1. Duke (15-0; 31 first-place votes)
  2. Ohio State (16-0)
  3. Kansas (15-0)
  4. Syracuse (16-0)
  5. Pittsburgh (15-1)
  6. San Diego State (17-0)
  7. Villanova (14-1)
  8. Purdue (15-1)
  9. Connecticut (12-2)
  10. Brigham Young (16-1)
  11. Notre Dame (14-2)
  12. Missouri (14-2)
  13. Texas A&M (14-1)
  14. Texas (12-3)
  15. Kentucky (12-3)
  16. Illinois (13-3)
  17. Louisville (13-2)
  18. Washington (12-3)
  19. Georgetown (12-4)
  20. Kansas State (12-4)
  21. Wisconsin (12-3)
  22. UCF (14-1)
  23. Temple (11-3)
  24. Michigan State (10-5)
  25. Minnesota (12-4)
Others receiving votes: Saint Mary's 65, Cincinnati 64, Baylor 58, Georgia 37, Memphis 36, Vanderbilt 32, UNLV 28, Florida 20, Oklahoma State 17, Utah State 9, Arizona 9, Gonzaga 9, Old Dominion 7, North Carolina 6, West Virginia 5, Nebraska 4, Wichita State 2, Penn State 2