Duke-UNC 1-2 in coaches' poll; Terps fall to No. 4
The Top 10 teams in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll are the same as last week. Some of their positions, however, are different.
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No. 1 Duke (22-0), which received 25 first-place votes, and second-ranked North Carolina (23-0), which received the other six first-place votes, remained the same. After wins at then-No. 14 Vanderbilt and Alabama, Tennessee (19-2) moved from No. 4 to No. 3. Defending national champion Maryland (21-2) fell from third to fourth after a win at Clemson and a loss to the Tar Heels on Sunday. Connecticut (18-2) remained fifth.
Ohio State (19-1) and LSU (20-2) each moved up one spot to No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, while Oklahoma (17-2) fell from sixth to eighth after a 54-52 loss to No. 20 Texas A&M on Saturday.
No. 9 Stanford (18-3) and No. 10 Arizona State (19-3) held their positions, as did No. 13 Purdue (19-4).
Georgia and Vanderbilt swapped spots, with the Lady Bulldogs (18-4) moving up to No. 14 following a 69-60 win against then-No. 25 Mississippi on Thursday and the Commodores (18-4) falling to 15th after a 67-57 loss to the Lady Vols on Thursday.
No. 16 Bowling Green (18-2), No. 17 Louisville (19-2), No. 18 Marquette (19-2), No. 19 Middle Tennessee (19-2) and No. 20 Texas A&M (15-4) kept their rankings from last week.
Cal (16-5) improved from 22nd to 21st despite a 66-54 loss at Arizona State. Nebraska (17-4), which had been tied with Ole Miss at No. 25, moved up to 22nd after a 66-65 loss at Texas A&M and a 78-58 win against Kansas. Michigan State (15-6) fell from 21st to 23rd after losses at Penn State and Rutgers.
Wisconsin-Green Bay (17-3) and Rutgers (12-6), which had both been unranked last week, moved into the poll at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.
Pitt (15-5), Texas (14-7) and Ole Miss (16-4) fell out of the poll.