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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Still No. 1, Duke Moves Up To No. 3

Duke moves up to No. 3 in this week's AP Top 25 Basketball poll after many upsets shook up the top five in the rankings. Kansas dropped to No. 6 after losing to Texas while Syracuse dropped all the way to No. 10 after falling to Villanova at the Carrier Dome. Ohio State captured 63 of the 65 first place votes to remain at No. 1 while Pittsburgh checks in at No. 2 with one first place vote. The Blue Devils are No. 3 and undefeated San Diego State moves into the No. 4 position. UConn rounds out this weeks top five at No. 5. 

The ACC has two representatives in this week's rankings as Florida State crashes the party at No. 22. Virginia Tech also received votes. 

On the SEC side, Kentucky drops two spots to No. 14 after its upset loss at Alabama. Vanderbilt moves back into the rankings at No. 19 after their road victory over Saint Mary's. Florida makes the list at No. 24 as they prepare for their showdown with Georgia on Tuesday. Georgia and Tennessee also received votes. 

The full rankings are below (number one votes in parentheses):

Rank Team Record Pts

1. Ohio St. (63) 20-0 1,623

2. Pittsburgh (1) 19-1 1,528

3. Duke (1) 18-1 1,490

4. San Diego St. 20-0 1,386

5. Connecticut 16-2 1,314

6. Kansas 18-1 1,293

7. Texas 16-3 1,267

8. Villanova 17-2 1,199

9. BYU 19-1 1,095

10. Syracuse 18-2 1,095

11. Missouri 17-3 887

12. Purdue 17-3 881

13. Texas A&M 17-2 847

14. Kentucky 15-4 709

15. Notre Dame 16-4 691

16. Minnesota 15-4 656

17. Wisconsin 15-4 614

18. Washington 15-4 584

19. Vanderbilt 14-4 317

20. Illinois 14-6 279

21. Georgetown 14-5 276

22. Florida St. 15-5 218 

23. Louisville 15-4 203

24. Florida 15-4 169 

25. Michigan St. 12-7 97

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 85, Arizona 68, West Virginia 62, Saint Mary's, Calif. 55, Utah St. 53, Georgia 23, Xavier 12, Memphis 11, Virginia Tech 8, Temple 7, Missouri St. 6, UNLV 4, Tennessee 3, Baylor 2, Coastal Carolina 2, Va. Commonwealth 2, Belmont 1, Duquesne 1, Harvard 1, Penn St. 1.

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