College basketball rankings: Duke back at No. 1 in USA Today Coaches Poll

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Louisville's weekend loss to Syracuse prompted more shakeup at the top of the USA Today Coaches' Poll, where Duke is back at No. 1.

The Duke Blue Devils were not out of the top spot long, as they return to No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll after a one-week absence. Duke played just one game this past week, taking care of Georgia Tech. Ahead of them, both Indiana and Louisville suffered losses, promptly re-opening the top spot for a team that's been there more than any other since the start of the poll.

Kansas received the second-highest amount of first-place votes, and comes in at No. 2 this week. The Jayhawks have won 15 straight games, and have rolled to 4-0 early in Big 12 play. Michigan is slotted at No. 3, recovering nicely from their loss to Ohio State with a win over Minnesota. The Wolverines move up two spots, as does Syracuse, the team responsible for ending Louisville's short one-week stay at No. 1.

Oregon, Wichita State, and Ole Miss are the newcomers this week, while Illinois, UNLV, and UCLA all dropped out:

Rank School Record Points 1st Place Votes Previous
1 Duke 16-1 755 20 3
2 Kansas 16-1 732 8 4
3 Michigan 17-1 712 1 5
4 Syracuse 17-1 699 2 6
5 Louisville 16-2 633 0 1
6 Arizona 16-1 609 0 7
7 Florida 14-2 588 0 9
8 Indiana 16-2 576 0 2
9 Butler 16-2 523 0 13
10 Gonzaga 17-2 454 0 8
11 Michigan St. 16-3 439 0 17
12 Creighton 17-2 376 0 10
13 Kansas St. 15-2 372 0 18
14 Minnesota 15-3 343 0 12
15 Ohio St. 13-4 342 0 11
16 Va. Commonwealth 16-3 305 0 19
17 New Mexico 16-2 304 0 21
18 N.C. State 15-3 234 0 15
19 Oregon 16-2 211 0 NR
20 Cincinnati 16-3 179 0 24
21 Wichita St. 17-2 145 0 NR
22 Missouri 13-4 130 0 16
23 Notre Dame 15-3 84 0 20
24 Mississippi 15-2 69 0 NR
25 San Diego St. 14-4 60 0 14
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