The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sunday, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Rec   Pts   Pr

1.

NCarolina

(31) 11-0   775   1

2.

Connecticut

10-0   737   2

3.

Pittsburgh

12-0   715   3

4.

Oklahoma

11-0   683   4

5.

Duke

10-1   651   6

6.

Wake Forest

10-0   552   10

7.

Gonzaga

8-2   449   7t

8.

Texas

9-2   486   5

9.

Georgetown

8-1   476   13

10.

UCLA

8-2   465   12

11.

Notre Dame

8-2   398   14

12.

Xavier

9-1   392   7t

13.

Ohio State

8-0   371   16

14.

Syracuse

11-1   368   11

15.

Purdue

9-2   341   18

16.

Villanova

10-1   324   15

17.

Arizona State

9-1   306   17

18.

Michigan St.

8-2   254   22

19.

Louisville

7-2   231   9

20.

Clemson

12-0   218   25

21.

Tennessee

8-2   215   19

22.

Baylor

9-1   163   24

23.

Minnesota

10-0   78   NR

24.

Memphis

6-3   60   21

25.

Marquette

9-2   58   23

Others receiving votes:

Brigham Young 44; Davidson 39; Michigan 38; Missouri 28; Dayton 26; Butler 14; St. Mary's 14; Kansas 10; Miami (Fla.) 10; Arizona 9; Wisconsin 9; West Virginia 5; Florida 4; Illinois State 3; LSU 3; Stanford 3.