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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Takes Over No. 1 Spot, Duke Drops To No. 4

Duke drops four spots in the latest AP Top 25 poll after its upset loss to Florida State. Ohio State moves up one spot capturing 49 first place votes. Kansas and Syracuse each move up a spot to No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. The Blue Devils remain the lone ACC team in this weeks rankings with Florida State and North Carolina both receiving votes.

After going 1-1 this week the Georgia Bulldogs fall out of the rankings this week. Kentucky moves up to No.12 and is the only SEC team currently ranked in the poll. Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Florida all received votes. 

The Full Rankings:

1. Ohio St. (49) 18-0 1,606

2. Kansas (6) 17-0 1,526

3. Syracuse (8) 18-0 1,523

4. Duke (1) 16-1 1,393

5. Pittsburgh (1) 17-1 1,382

6. San Diego St. 19-0 1,294

7. Villanova 16-1 1,265

8. Connecticut 14-2 1,148

9. BYU 17-1 1,057

10. Texas 14-3 1,015

11. Texas A&M 16-1 996

12. Kentucky 14-3 975

13. Missouri 15-3 758

14. Purdue 15-3 672

15. Minnesota 14-4 513

16. Notre Dame 14-4 495

17. Michigan St. 12-5 467

18. Wisconsin 13-4 448

19. Louisville 14-3 438

20. Washington 13-4 409

21. West Virginia 12-4 266

22. Saint Mary's, Calif. 16-2 195

23. Georgetown 13-5 146

23. Illinois 13-5 146

25. Cincinnati 16-2 125

Others receiving votes: Temple 99, Georgia 89, Kansas St. 86, Gonzaga 84, Colorado 78, UNLV 76, Arizona 70, Florida St. 64, Vanderbilt 46, Florida 42, St. John's 27, Missouri St. 25, Utah St. 22, Baylor 18, UCF 10, Southern Miss. 8, Marquette 7, Wichita St. 6, James Madison 4, Butler 2, North Carolina 2, Coastal Carolina 1, Penn St. 1.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.