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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Duke, Kansas, And Ohio State Top ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

This week's ESPN/USA Today coaches poll looks pretty similar to this week's AP Poll. Duke once again has reclaimed the No. 1 ranking capturing nineteen first place votes. Kansas is second with Ohio State, San Diego State, and Texas rounding out the top five. Pittsburgh who is No. 4 in the AP Poll is ranked No. 6 in the coaches poll. 

Florida (No. 13), Vanderbilt (No. 18), North Carolina (No. 19), and Kentucky (No. 22) all occupy the same spots in this week's coaches poll as they do in the AP Poll. 

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

  1. Duke (25-2; 19 first-place votes)
  2. Kansas (25-2; 1 first-place vote)
  3. Ohio State (25-2; 4 first-place votes)
  4. San Diego State (27-1, 3 first-place votes)
  5. Texas (23-4)
  6. Pittsburgh (24-3; 4 first-place votes)
  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. Villanova (21-6)
  15. Connecticut (20-6)
  16. Louisville (20-7)
  17. Texas A&M (21-5)
  18. Vanderbilt (20-6)
  19. North Carolina (20-6)
  20. Syracuse (22-6)
  21. Missouri (21-6)
  22. Kentucky (19-7)
  23. Utah State (25-3)
  24. Temple (21-5)
  25. St. John's (17-9)
Others receiving votes: George Mason 55, Xavier 18, Washington 6, UCLA 5, Valparaiso 3, Coastal Carolina 2, West Virginia 1, Saint Mary's 1.

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