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 (30) 11-0   774   1

2. Ohio St. (1) 10-1   713   2

3. Kentucky 9-1   702   3

4. Louisville 10-0   679   4

5. Duke 9-1   637   5

6. N. Carolina 9-2   623   6

7. Baylor 9-0   570   7

8. Missouri 11-0   560   8

9. Connecticut 9-1   526   10

10. Marquette 10-0   503   11

11. Kansas 7-2   471   12

12. Florida 8-2   447   13

13. Pittsburgh 10-1   386   14

14. Wisconsin 10-2   361   15

15. Xavier 8-1   318   9

16. Georgetown 9-1   301   17

17. Mississippi St 11-1   277   16

18. Indiana 10-0   245   20

19. Michigan 9-2   221   18

20. Michigan St. 9-2   193   23

21. Creighton 8-1   107   24

22. Murray State 12-0   100   –

23. UNLV 11-2   68   –

24. Illinois 10-1   66   19

25. Harvard 9-1   53   –

Others receiving votes: San Diego State 32, California 28, Texas A&M 25, Virginia 19, St. Louis 13, Alabama 12, Kansas State 12, Stanford 9, Memphis 7, St. Mary's 5, Gonzaga 3, St. Joseph's 3, Vanderbilt 3, Northwestern 1, Oklahoma 1, Seton Hall 1.

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