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Buckeyes #1 In AP Poll For The Second Straight Week

The Buckeyes earned all but two first place votes in this week's AP College Basketball Poll, giving them the number one ranking in both polls for the second straight week. We'll see at least a new #2 next week, as Pittsburgh has already lost this week (at home nonetheless) to Notre Dame.

For the most part the AP Poll is decent, but there's one glaring problem. Why is Michigan State still ranked? Look, I know they're always dangerous, but until the Spartans show some kind of consistency, they don't deserve to be in the Top 25. They have seven losses. SEVEN. Although I suppose those wins over Wisconsin, Minnesota and Washington are what is keeping them relevant. Oh, and that Tom Izzo guy.

Here is the full Top 25 (from ESPN):

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Ohio State (63) 20-0 1,623
2 Pittsburgh (1) 19-1 1,528
3 Duke (1) 18-1 1,490
4 San Diego State 20-0 1,386
5 Connecticut 16-2 1,314
6 Kansas 18-1 1,293
7 Texas 16-3 1,267
8 Villanova 17-2 1,199
9 Syracuse 18-2 1,095
9 Brigham Young 19-1 1,095
11 Missouri 17-3 887
12 Purdue 17-3 881
13 Texas A&M 17-2 847
14 Kentucky 15-4 709
15 Notre Dame 16-4 691
16 Minnesota 14-4 656
17 Wisconsin 15-4 614
18 Washington 15-4 584
19 Vanderbilt 14-4 317
20 Illinois 14-6 279
21 Georgetown 14-5 276
22 Florida State 15-5 218
23 Louisville 15-4 203
24 Florida 15-4 169
25 Michigan State 12-7 97

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