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. Syracuse (28) 10-0   746   3

2. Ohio State (2) 8-1   671   2

3. Kentucky 8-1   665   1

4. Louisville 9-0   658   4

5. Duke 9-1   618   5

6. N. Carolina 8-2   608   6

7. Baylor 7-0   539   7

8. Missouri 9-0   512   10

9. Xavier 8-0   503   8

10. Connecticut 8-1   485   9

11. Marquette 9-0   466   11

12. Kansas 7-2   441   13

13. Florida 7-2   418   12

14. Pittsburgh 9-1   356   14

15. Wisconsin 8-2   317   16

16. Mississippi St. 9-1   251   18

17. Georgetown 8-1   246   21

18. Michigan 7-2   185   19

19. Illinois 10-0   182   22

20. Indiana 9-0   171   –

21. Alabama 8-2   143   15

22. Texas A&M 8-1   108   25

23. Michigan St. 8-2   107   –

24. Creighton 7-1   54   17

25. Vanderbilt 6-3   51   –

Others receiving votes: Harvard 43, Murray State 42, California 29, Memphis 27, San Diego State 26, Purdue 14, Gonzaga 13, Virginia 12, Saint Louis 9, UNLV 9, Saint Mary's 5, Saint Joseph's 5, Stanford 5, Oklahoma 4, Northern Iowa 3, Northwestern 3.

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