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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Connecticut Huskies No. 9 In Both Polls, Harvard Reenters AP Top 25

The Connecticut Huskies stand firm at no. 9 in this week's NCAA Basketball rankings, while Harvard made its return to the top-25.

The Connecticut Huskies remained mostly steady in the latest batch of NCAA Basketball rankings.

UConn is once again ranked No. 9 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll after the top-10 remained almost entirely unchanged. The only difference in this week's top-10 is the final slot; after a week-opening Marquette loss to LSU dropped the Golden Eagles to No. 13, Florida improved to No. 10.

In the AP Top 25, UConn dropped one spot to No. 9, swapping places with Missouri.

Syracuse continues to lead both polls, garnering 30 out of 31 first-place votes in the Coaches Poll. The Orange are followed by Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville and Duke.

UConn has won five straight since suffering it's only defeat of the season, a 68-63 loss to Central Florida on Nov. 25. The Huskies won their only outing last week, a closer than expected 79-71 decision against Fairfield at home on Thursday night. Jeremy Lamb had 18 points and Andre Drummond added 16 points, nine rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots to pace the Huskies.

Harvard reentered the AP Top 25 at No. 24. The Crimson are No. 23 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.

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