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NCAA Basketball Rankings Week 12: #1 Ohio State Buckeyes Unanimous In Coaches Poll

After another impressive week, the Ohio State Buckeyes strengthened their hold on the No. 1 spot in the NCAA College Basketball polls, earning unanimous votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Buckeyes, 20-0 on the season and 7-0 in the Big Ten, face No. 12 Purdue on Tuesday night at Value City Arena. Purdue bounced back to win its last two over Penn State and Michigan State after a mini-slide, with back-to-back losses to Minnesota and West Virginia. The Boilermakers will come into Columbus hungry for a statement win, and ready to give the Buckeye everything they can handle.

Kansas and Syracuse both dropped out of the top five this week, as Syracuse has lost two straight, while the Jayhawks lost the nation's best home winning streak against Texas. Pittsburgh slid into the No. 2 spot, with Duke, San Diego State and Connecticut rounding out the top five.

Saint Mary's and Utah State earned their first week in the polls, coming in at 24 and 25, respectively.

Here is the rest of the Top 25 (from ESPN):

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Ohio State (31) 20-0 775
2 Pittsburgh 19-1 727
3 Duke 18-1 712
4 San Diego State 20-0 677
5 Connecticut 16-2 624
6 Kansas 18-1 618
7 Villanova 17-2 580
8 Texas 16-3 563
9 Brigham Young 19-1 533
10 Syracuse 18-2 498
11 Texas A&M 17-2 436
12 Purdue 17-3 421
13 Missouri 17-3 398
14 Notre Dame 16-4 364
15 Wisconsin 15-4 323
16 Kentucky 15-4 307
17 Washington 15-4 271
18 Minnesota 14-4 264
19 Louisville 15-4 173
20 Georgetown 14-5 140
21 Illinois 14-6 136
22 Vanderbilt 14-4 74
23 Florida 15-4 67
24 Saint Mary's 17-3 58
25 Utah State 18-2 57

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