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College Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Still At No. 2 With A First-Place Vote

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The USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll for the week of Dec. 26 is live, and for the first time in a long time, there's no major shakeups in the top ten. In fact, there's no shakeups at all in the top five. Syracuse still grabs the top spot with 30 first-place votes and the only 13-0 record on the list. Kentucky has kept up its steady play and maintains the No. 3 spot with an 11-1 record, while the Louisville Cardinals stay unbeaten at 12-0. Duke is also in the top five, rounding it out at No. 5.

That means the Ohio State Buckeyes remain in the No. 2 spot, receiving the other first-place vote. Since the last poll, they've picked up two more dominating wins, but both were over middling competition. Still, they've got 12 wins on the season, and are working each week to erase a loss to Kansas, when they were without Jared Sullinger.

Ohio State has a tough game coming up on Dec. 31 when they take on the Indiana Hoosiers.

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