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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Takes Over No. 1 Spot In AP Top 25 Poll

After another week of upsets in the top-five, Ohio State has risen to the top once again in this week's AP Top 25 Poll. Kansas is at No. 2 in the rankings after double-digit wins over Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. BYU jumps from No. 7 to No. 3 this week while also receiving six first-place votes. Pittsburgh jumps into a tie with former No. 1 Duke at the No. 4 and 5 spots. 

Florida remains the highest ranked SEC team checking in this week at No. 14. Kentucky is No. 20 while Vanderbilt is close behind at No. 21. Western Division leading Alabama isn't ranked but did receive votes. 

The ACC only has two teams in the poll but both are ranked in the top-fifteen. In addition to the before mentioned Blue Devils, North Carolina moves up to No. 13 in this week's poll. Virginia Tech isn't ranked but did earn votes coming off its upset victory over then No. 1 Duke. 

Here are the full rankings with first-place votes in parenthesis:


  1. Ohio State (45)
  2. Kansas (14)
  3. BYU (6)
  4. Duke (1)
  5. Pittsburgh (tied for fourth)
  6. Purdue
  7. Texas
  8. Notre Dame
  9. San Diego State
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Louisville
  12. Syracuse
  13. North Carolina
  14. Florida
  15. St. John's 
  16. Connecticut
  17. Georgetown
  18. Arizona
  19. Villanova
  20. Kentucky
  21. Vanderbilt
  22. Missouri
  23. Xavier
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Utah State 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: George Mason(25-5) 120; Temple(22-6) 120; UCLA(21-8) 75; Kansas State(20-9) 31; West Virginia(18-10) 28; Virginia Tech(19-8) 22; Cincinnati(22-7) 12; Alabama(19-9) 5; UNLV(22-7) 4; Butler(21-9) 3; Missouri State(23-7) 3; Belmont(27-4) 1; LIU-Brooklyn(24-5) 1; Old Dominion(24-6) 1

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