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.

N.C.

(31) 12-0   775   1

2.

Connecticut

11-0   737   2

3.

Pittsburgh

12-0   715   3

4.

Oklahoma

12-0   683   4

5.

Duke

10-1   651   5

6.

Wake Forest

11-0   598   6

7.

Texas

10-2   531   8

8.

Georgetown

9-1   510   9

9.

UCLA

10-2   496   10

10.

Notre Dame

9-2   453   11

11.

Purdue

11-2   398   15

11.

Syracuse

12-1   398   14

13.

Villanova

11-1   351   16

14.

Arizona St.

10-1   346   17

15.

Michigan St.

9-2   308   18

16.

Clemson

12-0   293   20

17.

Gonzaga

8-3   285   7

18.

Louisville

8-2   223   19

tie

Tennessee

8-2   223   21

20.

Baylor

10-1   194   22

21.

Minnesota

12-0   181   23

22.

Xavier

9-2   169   12

23.

Ohio State

9-1   158   13

24.

Michigan

9-2   66   -

25.

Marquette

11-2   55   25

Others receiving votes:

Brigham Young 43; West Virginia 41; Butler 37; Memphis 33; Dayton 32; St. Mary's 26; Davidson 12; Arizona 10; Missouri 9; Illinois 8; Illinois State 6; Stanford 6; Florida 5; LSU 4; Texas A&M 3; Florida State 2; Utah State 1.