CHAPEL HILL, NC - JANUARY 29: Teammates Tyler Zeller #44 and Reggie Bullock #35 of the North Carolina Tar Heels react to a play during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the Dean Smith Center on January 29, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Kentucky received all 31 first-place votes in the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll for a third straight week.
Kentucky refused to relinquish any part of its strangle hold on the top spot in the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll, receiving all 31 first place votes for the third week in a row.
UK was followed by Syracuse, Ohio State and Missouri, who held onto the top four spots after a handful of impressive wins last week. North Carolina took over the No. 5 spot from Duke, which dropped four spots after its home loss to Miami on Sunday. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels will square off in Chapel Hill on Wednesday night for the first of two meetings.
UNC was followed by Baylor in sixth, while Florida and Murray State, the only remaining undefeated team in Division I, were tied in seventh. Kansas, which fell to Missouri on Saturday, rounded out the top ten.
Here's the full poll:
Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll
|14||San Diego State||20-3||332||17|
|Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 19, Gonzaga 14, New Mexico 13, Iowa State 10, Nevada 9, Southern Miss 9, Long Beach State 8, Connecticut 6, Middle Tennessee 6, Temple 6, California 5, Vanderbilt 5, Wichita State 5, Saint Louis 2, Virginia Commonwealth 2, Cleveland State 1, Drexel 1|