Top three unchanged, rest of coaches' poll scrambled

Updated: December 8, 2008, 7:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The top three teams in the ESPN/USA Today men's college basketball ratings are unchanged.

Poll Positions

The top five teams in the ESPN/USA Today poll:

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But after that?

North Carolina (8-0), Connecticut (8-0) and Pittsburgh (9-0) remained the top three teams, according to the votes of 31 Division I head coaches. Unbeatens Gonzaga (6-0) and Oklahoma (8-0) moved up to fourth and fifth, respectively.

The top five teams are the same in The Associated Press' latest poll.

After that, however, the poll shook things up considerably. Duke fell from fourth to seventh after losing at Michigan. Notre Dame fell from seventh to 13th after losing to Ohio State. And UCLA fell from ninth to 14th after losing to Texas.

That opened the door for the Longhorns (sixth, up from eighth), Tennessee (eighth, up from 13th), Xavier (ninth, up from 14th) and Louisville (10th, up from 11th).

Purdue, which was 10th last week, fell to No. 17 after losing to Oklahoma and Duke.