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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Kansas Drops To No. 6, Ohio State Holds Steady At The Top

After getting overwhelmed in the second half of Saturday's showdown with Texas, the first loss of the season for the Kansas Jayhawks dropped them all the way to no. 6 in the country in the latest Top 25 rankings from the Associated Press.

Elsewhere, Ohio State maintained their stranglehold on the top spot by surviving on the road at Illinois, while Pittsburgh jumped to no. 2 in the nation, edging out Duke as the highest-ranked one-loss in the nation. San Diego State, meanwhile, remains undefeated (20-0) and nipping at their heels in the fourth spot.

The full rankings are below (number one votes in parentheses):

Rank Team Record Pts

1. Ohio St. (63) 20-0 1,623

2. Pittsburgh (1) 19-1 1,528

3. Duke (1) 18-1 1,490

4. San Diego St. 20-0 1,386

5. Connecticut 16-2 1,314

6. Kansas 18-1 1,293

7. Texas 16-3 1,267

8. Villanova 17-2 1,199

9. BYU 19-1 1,095

10. Syracuse 18-2 1,095

11. Missouri 17-3 887

12. Purdue 17-3 881

13. Texas A&M 17-2 847

14. Kentucky 15-4 709

15. Notre Dame 16-4 691

16. Minnesota 15-4 656

17. Wisconsin 15-4 614

18. Washington 15-4 584

19. Vanderbilt 14-4 317

20. Illinois 14-6 279

21. Georgetown 14-5 276

22. Florida St. 15-5 218 

23. Louisville 15-4 203

24. Florida 15-4 169 

25. Michigan St. 12-7 97

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 85, Arizona 68, West Virginia 62, Saint Mary's, Calif. 55, Utah St. 53, Georgia 23, Xavier 12, Memphis 11, Virginia Tech 8, Temple 7, Missouri St. 6, UNLV 4, Tennessee 3, Baylor 2, Coastal Carolina 2, Va. Commonwealth 2, Belmont 1, Duquesne 1, Harvard 1, Penn St. 1.