Top 10 unchanged in coaches' poll
This week's ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll looks a lot like last week's poll, with the Top 10 teams remaining the same.
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Duke (20-0) stayed in the top spot, earning 24 first-place votes for 768 points. No. 2 North Carolina (22-0) received the other seven first-place votes. Defending national champion Maryland (20-1), which had spent the season's first 10 weeks atop the poll, remained No. 3. Rounding out the Top 10 were Tennessee (17-2), Connecticut (16-2), Oklahoma (16-1), Ohio State (17-1), LSU (18-2), Stanford (16-3) and Arizona State (18-2).
Although the Top 10 stayed the same, there was lots of movement among the other Top 25 teams, with only three holding their positions from last week: No. 21 Michigan State (15-4), No. 22 Cal (15-4) and No. 24 Texas (14-5).
No. 11 Baylor (16-3), No. 12 George Washington (16-2) and No. 13 Purdue (18-3) each moved up a spot from last week's positions, while Vanderbilt (17-3) fell three spots from 11th to 14th after an 83-71 loss to Georgia on Thursday. The Lady Bulldogs (16-4) improved from 16th to 15th after that victory. Bowling Green (15-2) also moved up a spot from 17th to 16th.
Louisville (18-2) fell two spots from 15th to 17th following a 74-58 loss at unranked South Florida. No. 18 Marquette (17-2) and No. 19 Middle Tennessee State (17-3), which is riding a 14-game winning streak, each moved up a spot.
Texas A&M (13-4) fell from 18th to 20th after a 64-45 loss at Texas on Sunday, while No. 23 Pitt (15-3) moved up two spots. Previously unranked Mississippi (16-4) and Nebraska (16-3) moved into the poll and were tied at No. 25.
TCU, ranked 23rd last week, fell out of the poll.