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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Buckeyes Stay At No. 4, Duke No. 1 In AP College Basketball Poll

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:
  1. Duke
  2. Michigan State
  3. Kansas State
  4. Ohio State
  5. Pittsburgh
  6. Villanova
  7. Kansas
  8. North Carolina
  9. Florida
  10. Syracuse
  11. Kentucky
  12. Gonzaga
  13. Illinois
  14. Purdue
  15. Missouri
  16. Baylor
  17. Butler
  18. Washington
  19. Memphis
  20. Georgetown
  21. Virginia Tech
  22. Temple
  23. Tennessee
  24. BYU
  25. 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.

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