UConn remains No. 1; GW moves into top 10
The top three stayed the same. After that, there was choas -- much like the week that was.
Connecticut remained atop the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, garnering 20 of the 31 first-place votes. The Huskies (18-1) are seven points ahead of former No. 1 Duke, which earned 10 of the remaining 11 first-place votes. Memphis (one first-place vote) remains third.
Below those three, Villanova bumped back into the top five, moving up two spots, as did Gonzaga, which is the new No. 5. Those two teams replaced Florida and Texas, which dropped to seventh and eighth, respectively. Washington dropped well out of the top 10, falling six spots to No. 15 after getting swept in the Bay Area by Cal and Stanford.
The week's biggest movers were Atlantic 10 leader George Washington (up five spots to No. 10) and Michigan (the new No. 20 after being unranked last week). The biggest faller was Indiana, which plummeted 10 spots to No. 21 after getting blasted at Big Ten-winless Minnesota on Sunday.
There were four new teams in the poll this week. Aside from the Wolverines, Georgetown (No. 22), Northern Iowa (No. 24) and Colorado (No. 25) entered. Wisconsin, Syracuse, Louisville and North Carolina exited.