NCAA Basketball Rankings: Latest USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll Has Duke Unanimous No. 1

At the top, the new USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches poll differs little from the AP Top 25 poll: Duke is still No. 1, unanimously, and the rest of the top-ten is uniform with the AP, too. There are a few key differences in the coaches poll, though.

With the inclusion of Wisconsin at No. 24, the Big Ten has six top 25 teams ranked in either poll, because Baylor managed to hang on in the coaches poll, the Big 12 has six teams as well. The Big East claims seven teams after Louisville jumps back in this week, the SEC just two, and still, somewhat astonishingly, Duke remains the only ACC team ranked in either poll this year. As this is the final poll before the conference season begins, it will be difficult for ACC or SEC teams to get too many more top 25 wins under their belt before March.

Full USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches poll:

  1. Duke (31)
  2. Ohio State
  3. Kansas
  4. Connecticut
  5. Syracuse
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. San Diego State
  8. Villanova
  9. Georgetown
  10. Missouri
  11. Purdue
  12. Kentucky
  13. Minnesota
  14. Texas
  15. Notre Dame
  16. Brigham Young
  17. Kansas State
  18. Texas A&M
  19. Michigan State
  20. Louisville
  21. Central Florida
  22. Memphis
  23. Baylor
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Illinois

Others receiving votes: UNLV 53; Temple 47; West Virginia 46; Washington 38; Vanderbilt 34; Florida 33; Cincinnati 24; Tennessee 14; Butler 12; Wichita State 12; Oklahoma State 11; Saint Mary's 7; Washington State 7; Old Dominion 6; Utah State 4; Northwestern 3; Arizona 2; Florida State 1; Gonzaga 1.

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