CHAMPAIGN IL - JANUARY 22: Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes signals for a timeout after stealing the ball late in the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall on January 22 2011 in Champaign Illinois. Ohio State won 73-68. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Unanimous No. 1; Kansas, Texas Rise To No. 2 And No. 3

Ohio State maintained its top spot unanimously, while Kansas and Texas jumped up to No. 2 and No. 3 in this week's AP Top 25 poll.

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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Unanimous No. 1, Kansas, Texas Rise To No. 2 And No. 3, Respectively

There has been a shakeup in this week's NCAA Basketball Rankings. Two Big 12 teams have jumped up to the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, thanks to Duke's blowout loss to St. John's on Sunday and Pittsburgh's loss to Notre Dame last Monday. Kansas rises from No. 6 to No. 2 after blowing out Kansas State on Saturday, while Texas rises from No. 7 to No. 3 after defeating Oklahoma State and Missouri. Pittsburgh drops two spots to No. 4, while Duke also dropped two spots to No. 5. 

Ohio State remains the No. 1 team in the poll, despite going through a scare against Northwestern over the weekend. The Buckeyes held on for a 58-57 win, and thus keep the No. 1 spot in the rankings. In fact, they ended up maintaining the top spot unanimously, gaining all 65 first-place votes. 

Other schools that took a big leap in the rankings include Notre Dame (14th to ninth), Georgetown (21st to 13th) and Louisville (23rd to 15th). Arizona (21st), Utah State (22nd), North Carolina (23rd) and West Virginia (25th) join the poll for the first time. Villanova (12th, from eighth) and Syracuse (17th, from ninth) took the biggest tumbles. 

Here are the complete rankings:

  1. Ohio State (65)
  2. Kansas
  3. Texas
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Duke
  6. Connecticut
  7. San Diego State
  8. BYU
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Kentucky
  11. Purdue
  12. Villanova
  13. Georgetown
  14. Missouri
  15. Louisville
  16. Texas A&M
  17. Syracuse
  18. Minnesota
  19. Wisconsin
  20. Washington
  21. Arizona
  22. Utah State
  23. North Carolina
  24. Vanderbilt
  25. West Virginia
Others Receiving Votes: Xavier(15-5) 92; Florida(16-5) 80; Illinois(14-7) 49; Florida State(15-6) 43; Cincinnati(18-4) 31; Virginia Commonwealth(18-5) 24; Marquette(14-8) 23; Duquesne(15-5) 15; Temple(15-5) 15; Penn State(12-8) 14; Coastal Carolina(20-2) 8; UNLV(16-5) 7; Wichita State(18-4) 6; St. Mary's(18-4) 6; Tennessee(14-7) 4; Cleveland State(20-3) 3; Belmont(20-4) 3; Northern Iowa(17-6) 3; Colorado State(15-6) 2; Nebraska(15-5) 2; Harvard(15-3) 1; Old Dominion(17-5) 1; St. John's(12-8) 1; Washington State(15-6) 1
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