Top 10 shuffled in coaches' poll
Kansas and Kentucky remained the top two teams in the ESPN/USA Today men's basketball poll released Monday afternoon, but the rest of the top 10 was jumbled after a week filled with upsets.
The top five of the ESPN/USA Today men's coaches' poll:
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Kansas (24-1) and Kentucky (24-1) both remained unscathed with a pair of double-digit wins for each. Villanova (22-2) moved up two spots to No. 3, thanks in part to a win over former No. 4 West Virginia. Purdue (21-3) also climbed two spots to No. 4, thanks in part to a win at former No. 10 Michigan State.
Syracuse (24-2), which fell to Louisville on Sunday, slipped from third to fifth. Duke (21-4) moved up a spot to No. 6, followed by Kansas State (20-4), which moved up two spots. West Virginia (19-5), which also lost a three-overtime thriller at Pittsburgh last week, slipped to No. 8, followed by Gonzaga (21-4) and Georgetown (18-6). The Hoyas fell two spots after losing at Rutgers. Michigan State fell from 10th to 11th.
Among teams making a big leap, Ohio State (20-6) moved up four spots to No. 12 and Vanderbilt climbed five spots to No. 19. thanks to a win over No. 18 Tennessee.
In matchups of interest this week, Purdue visits Ohio State on Wednesday, Syracuse is at Georgetown on Thursday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and Kentucky visits Vanderbilt on Saturday (6 p.m. ET, ESPN). Sunday, Villanova is at Pittsburgh while Ohio State visits Michigan State.
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