The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college 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. Kentucky (19) 8-0   763   1

2. Ohio St. (11) 8-0   754   2

3. Syracuse (1) 8-0   713   3

4. Louisville 7-0   654   6

5. Duke 7-1   611   4

6. N. Carolina 6-2   594   5

7. Baylor 7-0   582   8

8. Xavier 6-0   538   11

9. Connecticut 7-1   533   10

10. Missouri 7-0   511   13

11. Marquette 7-0   468   16

12. Florida 5-2   419   9

13. Kansas 5-2   385   14

14. Pittsburgh 7-1   359   17

15. Alabama 7-1   326   12

16. Wisconsin 6-2   306   7

17. Creighton 7-0   222   22

18. Mississippi St 8-1   208   24

19. Michigan 6-2   164   15

20. Memphis 4-2   154   21

21. Georgetown 7-1   136   –

22. Illinois 8-0   96   –

22. Gonzaga 5-1   96   18

24. Harvard 8-0   95   –

25. Texas A&M 6-1   79   –

Others receiving votes: UNLV 62, Vanderbilt 61, California 32, San Diego State 30, Michigan State 29, Indiana 23, Saint Louis 18, Murray State 8, Northwestern 8, Stanford 7, Kansas State 4, Purdue 4, Saint Mary's 4, Virginia 4, Cincinnati 3, Cleveland State 3, Washington 3, Arizona 2, Tulane 2, George Mason 1, Northern Iowa 1.

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