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NCAA Basketball Polls: Buckeyes Remain #2 Behind Duke In Latest Basketball Poll

Ohio State actually picked up a first place vote in the latest AP Basketball poll, but still trailed Duke who was No. 1 again.  The Blue Devils have held the top spot all season long.  In fact, both polls - the AP and the USA Today - are nearly identical in terms of their Top 25 polls.

Duke received 64 of 65 first-place votes in the AP Poll while it picked up all 31 first-place votes in the USA Today poll.  Ohio State was No. 2 in both polls with Kansas, UCONN and Syracuse rounding out the top 5.

Below is the AP Poll:

1 Duke (64)
2 Ohio State (1)
3 Kansas
4 Connecticut
5 Syracuse
6 Pittsburgh
7 San Diego State
8 Villanova
9 Missouri
10 Georgetown
11 Kansas State
12 Michigan State
13 Kentucky
14 Purdue
15 Baylor
16 Memphis
17 Minnesota
18 Texas
19 Tennessee
20 Florida
21 Illinois
22 Notre Dame
23 Brigham Young
24 UCF
25 Texas A&M

Others Receiving Votes: Louisville(9-1) 124; Vanderbilt(8-2) 49; Washington(7-3) 49; Temple(8-2) 39; West Virginia(8-2) 24; Wisconsin(9-2) 16; Northwestern(7-0) 15; Cincinnati(10-0) 14; North Carolina(7-4) 10; UNLV(10-2) 10; Arizona(10-2) 8; Drexel(8-1) 6; St. Mary's(9-2) 3; Gonzaga(6-5) 3; Washington State(8-1) 3; Boston College(9-2) 2; Oklahoma State(10-1) 2; Old Dominion(8-2) 2; Cleveland State(12-1) 1; New Mexico(9-1) 1

Here is the USA Today Poll:

 

  1. Duke (31) 
  2. Ohio State 
  3. Kansas 
  4. Connecticut 
  5. Syracuse 
  6. Pittsburgh 
  7. San Diego State 
  8. Villanova 
  9. Georgetown 
  10. Missouri
  11. Kansas State
  12. Michigan State
  13. Purdue 
  14. Kentucky
  15. Baylor 
  16. Minnesota
  17. Memphis 
  18. Tennessee
  19. Florida 
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Illinois
  22. Texas
  23. Brigham Young
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Louisville

Dropped out: No. 22 UNLV (10-2).

Others receiving votes: Central Florida 47; Wisconsin 39; UNLV 32; West Virginia 32; Washington 27; Northwestern 21; Temple 20; Vanderbilt 15; New Mexico 13; Wichita State 5; Oklahoma State 4; Old Dominion 3; Saint Mary's 3; Washington State 2; Cincinnati 1; Richmond 1.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.