Connecticut climbs to sixth in rankings
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The top five spots remained unchanged in the weekly voting of NCAA Division I men's basketball coaches. Duke (8-0) picked up all 31 first-place votes and is followed by Ohio State (6-0), Pittsburgh (9-0), Kansas (7-0) and Kansas State (7-1).
UConn, unranked two weeks ago, is unbeaten at 7-0. And wins over New Hampshire and Maryland-Baltimore County were enough to vault the Huskies to sixth, passing Michigan State (6-2), which lost to Duke and fell to No. 8, unbeaten Syracuse (8-0), which remained at No. 7, and Missouri (6-1), which fell three spots from No. 8 to No. 11 after losing to Georgetown.
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UConn climbed to No. 9 last week on the strength of its title in the Maui Invitational.
Baylor (6-0) is ninth and Georgetown (8-0) 10th in this week's balloting. Georgetown moved up four spots thanks to its win over Missouri.
Also climbing four spots were Tennessee (which is now No. 13), Illinois (which is now No. 17), UNLV (which is now No. 19) and BYU (which is now No. 21).
Among the teams taking a tumble were Kentucky, which fell to No. 16 after losing to North Carolina, and Minnesota, which fell seven spots to No. 20 after losing to Virginia. Florida fell eight spots to No. 24 after losing to Central Florida.
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