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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Unanimous No. 1, Kentucky Falls To No. 18

Undefeated Ohio State is a unanimous selection as No. 1 in this week's AP Top 25 Basketball poll. There was no movement in the top five as Kansas, Texas, Pittsburgh, and Duke all held on to their rankings.

After losing to Mississippi and Florida, Kentucky drops eight spots from No. 10 to No. 18. Florida jumps the Wildcats as the top ranked SEC team re-joining the poll this week at No. 17. Vanderbilt moves up one spot to No. 23. Alabama and Tennessee each received votes in this week's poll.

Duke is the top ranked ACC team but North Carolina jumps up three spots to No. 20 with both teams preparing for Wednesday night's match-up at Cameron Indoor with the ACC lead at stake.  Florida State was the only other ACC team to receive votes in this week's poll. 

Here are the complete rankings:

  1. Ohio State (65)
  2. Kansas
  3. Texas
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Duke
  6. San Diego State
  7. BYU
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Villanova
  10. Connecticut
  11. Georgetown
  12. Syracuse
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Purdue
  15. Arizona
  16. Louisville
  17. Florida
  18. Kentucky
  19. Missouri
  20. North Carolina
  21. Utah State
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Vanderbilt
  24. Temple
  25. West Virginia
Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota (16-7) 88; Wichita State (20-4) 29; Coastal Carolina (22-2) 26; Cincinnati (18-5) 22; St. Mary's (20-4) 22; Alabama (15-7) 21; George Mason (19-5) 19; Washington (15-7) 15; Marquette (14-9) 12; Xavier (16-6) 12; Florida State (16-7) 11; Belmont (22-4) 5; Illinois (15-8) 5; UCLA (16-7) 5; UNLV (17-6) 5; Baylor (15-7) 4; Colorado State (16-7) 2; Texas-El Paso (18-5) 2; Tennessee (15-8) 2; Duquesne (16-6) 1; Cleveland State (21-4) 1; Missouri State (18-6) 1    

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