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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State On Top, North Carolina Makes Big Jump In AP Top 25 Poll

This week's AP Top 25 Poll once again has Ohio State at No. 1 with Kansas, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, and Duke rounding out the top five. 

Regular season ACC champ North Carolina jumps seven spots from No. 13 to No. 6 after its 81-67 win over Duke on Saturday. The Blue Devils however remain ranked one spot ahead of the Tar Heels in the poll. 

Regular season champ Florida remains the highest ranked SEC team in the poll at No. 12. Kentucky checks in at No. 15 while Vanderbilt slips out of this week's rankings. Western division champ Alabama received votes but remains unranked in this week's poll. 

The Complete Rankings:

 

  1. Oho State (29-2)
  2. Kansas (29-2)
  3. Pittsburgh (27-4)
  4. Notre Dame (25-5)
  5. Duke (27-4)
  6. North Carolina (24-6)
  7. San Diego State (29-2)
  8. BYU (28-3)
  9. Purdue (25-6)
  10. Texas (25-6)
  11. Syracuse (25-6)
  12. Florida (24-6)
  13. Wisconsin (23-7)
  14. Louisville (23-8)
  15. Kentucky (22-8)
  16. Arizona (25-6)
  17. St. John's (20-10)
  18. Xavier (24-6)
  19. Kansas State (22-9)
  20. West Virginia (20-10)
  21. Connecticut (21-9)
  22. Georgetown (21-9)
  23. Utah State (28-3)
  24. Temple (24-6)
  25. Cincinnati (24-7)
Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M (177), Vanderbilt (101), Villanova (64), UCLA (40), UNLV (29), Missouri (22), George Mason (12), Old Dominion (11), Alabama (10), Belmont (9), Butler (9), Gonzaga (6), Saint Mary's (4), Virginia Commonwealth (3), UAB (2), Harvard (1)

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