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NCAA Basketball Rankings:Duke Reclaims No. 1 Spot In AP Top 25 Poll

It was a turbulent week for the top four teams in last week's AP Top 25 Poll. Last week's top four teams, Kansas, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, and Texas, all lost, enabling Duke to ascend to the top spot in this week's AP Top 25 Basketball Poll. The Blue Devils are followed by Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh, and Texas rounding out the top five. 

Florida leads three ranked SEC teams at No. 13. Vanderbilt checks in at No. 18 while Kentucky is holding on at No. 22. SEC West leading Alabama is not ranked but did receive votes.  

In addition to the No. 1 Blue Devils, North Carolina is ranked No. 19 representing the ACC. Florida State is also unranked but did receive votes in the poll. 

Full Rankings

  1. Duke (25-2; 35 first-place votes)
  2. Ohio State (25-2; 10 first-place votes)
  3. Kansas (25-2; 5 first-place votes)
  4. Pittsburgh (24-3; 12 first-place votes)
  5. Texas (23-4; 1 first-place vote)
  6. San Diego State (27-1)
  7. Brigham Young (25-2)
  8. Purdue (22-5)
  9. Notre Dame (21-5)
  10. Arizona (23-4)
  11. Georgetown (21-6)
  12. Wisconsin (20-6)
  13. Florida (21-5)
  14. Connecticut (20-6)
  15. Villanova (21-6)
  16. Louisville (20-7)
  17. Syracuse (22-6)
  18. Vanderbilt (20-6)
  19. North Carolina (20-6)
  20. Missouri (21-6)
  21. Texas A&M (21-5)
  22. Kentucky (19-7)
  23. St. John's (17-9)
  24. Temple (21-5)
  25. Xavier (20-6)
Others receiving votes: Utah State 97, George Mason 51, West Virginia 42, Alabama 15, Florida State 4, UNLV 2, Washington 2, Belmont 1, Harvard 1, UCLA 1

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