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Buckeyes stay ranked No. 3, Arizona No. 1 in latest AP poll


Arizona is No. 1 in the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the fifth straight week.

The Wildcats (15-0) were still a runaway No. 1, with Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State remaining the next four teams. Arizona received 60 first-place votes from the national media panel, while Syracuse (14-0) got the other five. Wichita State was sixth, followed by Baylor, Villanova, Iowa State, and Florida.

Duke, which lost at Notre Dame, dropped to No. 16, the first time the Blue Devils are out of the top 10 since December, 2007.

No. 23 Illinois and No. 25 Kansas State moved into the rankings for the first time this season.

WOMEN’S POLL: While Connecticut remains No. 1, three new teams appeared in the AP women’s poll.

N.C. State, Indiana and San Diego all entered the top 25 for the first time this season. It’s been nearly seven years since the Wolfpack were ranked, 21 years for the Hoosiers, and the first time for the Toreros.

North Carolina State entered at 20th, Indiana was 22nd, and San Diego 24th. The Hoosiers and Toreros are both still undefeated this season.

The Hoosiers, coached by former Bowling Green coach Curt Miller, are ranked team for the first time since Jan. 19, 1993.

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