UCLA falls six spots to No. 17

Updated: January 2, 2006, 2:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

No news is good news -- especially if you are in the top 10.

The top six spots in the ESPN USA/Today coaches' poll remained the same this week after Duke, Connecticut, Villanova, Memphis, Florida and Illinois all went unbeaten, and even Gonzaga and Washington, which suffered tough losses at Memphis and versus Arizona, respectively, stayed in the first 10. The Zags and Huskies were passed, though, by Michigan State and Louisville, each of which bumped up two spots.

Outside the top 10, UCLA was the biggest mover, dropping six spots to No. 17 after losing at home to Cal to split its opening Pac-10 weekend. Unbeatens Ohio State and Pittsburgh bumped up to No. 18 and No. 20, respectively.

Arizona, off its sweep of the Pac-10's Washington road trip, moves back into the rankings at No. 23, bumping out Nevada, which lost at St. Mary's of the WCC.

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