The first in-season AP Poll has been released and as expected there really wasn't much change after a week where all the big guns won their first games of the season. That includes Ohio State, who won their opener against NC A&T by a 102-61 score on Friday Night. The Buckeyes remained at No. 4 in the poll.
Duke remained No. 1 in the poll, followed by Michigan State, Kansas State, OSU and Pittsburgh in the Top-5.
The Big Ten has four teams in the Top-25, with Michigan State (No. 2), Ohio State (No. 4), Illinois(No. 13) and Purdue (No. 14).
There were a few changes in the poll, however:
- Gonzaga and Kentucky have switched spots. Kentucky is now No. 11, while Gonzaga is No. 12.
- Baylor and Butler have switched spots. Baylor is now No. 16, while Butler is No. 17.
- Temple and Virginia Tech have switched spots. The Hokies are now No. 21, while Temple is No. 22.
- Tennessee and BYU have switched spots, with Tennessee moving up to No. 23 and BYU dropping to No. 24. This despite Tennessee's shocking 79-64 exhibition loss to Division II Indianapolis.
Here is the complete Top-25:
- Michigan State
- Kansas State
- Ohio State
- North Carolina
- Virginia Tech
- San Diego State
The games between ranked teams begin this weekend when No. 5 Pittsburgh, No. 13 Illinois, No. 27 Texas and unranked Maryland meet in the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic starting this Thursday.