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) 13-0   774   1

2. Ohio St. (1) 12-1   719   2

3. Kentucky 11-1   702   3

4. Louisville 12-0   674   4

5. Duke 10-1   639   5

6. N. Carolina 11-2   623   6

7. Baylor 12-0   587   7

8. Missouri 12-0   574   8

9. Connecticut 10-1   538   9

10. Florida 10-2   501   12

11. Wisconsin 11-2   434   14

12. Georgetown 10-1   400   16

13. Marquette 11-1   359   10

14. Miss. State 12-1   347   17

15. Indiana 12-0   337   18

16. Michigan 10-2   290   19

17. Michigan St. 11-2   270   20

18. Kansas 8-3   250   11

19. Creighton 10-1   193   21

20. UNLV 13-2   179   23

21. Murray St. 13-0   169   22

22. Pittsburgh 11-2   159   13

23. Harvard 10-1   92   25

24. Virginia 10-1   48   –

25. Kansas St. 10-1   45   –

Others receiving votes: San Diego State 39, Illinois 36, Xavier 27, Saint Louis 22, Stanford 11, Gonzaga 10, Ohio 5, Saint Mary's 5, Alabama 3, BYU 3, Middle Tennessee 3, Saint Joseph's 3, Cleveland State 2, Southern Miss. 1, West Virginia 1, Wichita State 1.

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