North Carolina still atop basketball poll

Nov. 21, 2011 at 2:05 PM

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio State top the USA Today/ESPN coaches basketball poll, which saw Pittsburgh and Arizona suffer the biggest drops this week.

North Carolina (3-0) again pulled in 30 of the 31 first-place votes Monday with the other going to No. 2 Kentucky (4-0). Ohio State (3-0) sits in third place.

The first seven places on the poll are the same as last week. Connecticut (4-0) is ranked fourth ahead of, in order, Syracuse (4-0), Duke (4-0) and Louisville (3-0).

Pittsburgh falls from ninth to No. 16 and Arizona goes from 16th to 23rd. Texas A&M also matched those drops, slipping from 18th to 24th.

Memphis (1-0) improves its ranking to No. 8 and Florida (2-1) falls one place to ninth with Baylor (3-0), 12th a week ago, completing the Top 10.

Wisconsin (3-0) is 11th with Xavier (3-0) moving to No. 12 and Alabama (5-0) taking 13th place. Kansas (1-1) lost to Kentucky and drops from 11th to 14th ahead of No. 15 Michigan (3-0).

Pittsburgh (2-1) is voted ahead of No. 17 Marquette (4-0), 18th-ranked California (3-0) with Gonzaga (3-0) at 19 and Florida State (4-0) is 20th.

Missouri (3-0) takes the No. 21 spot with Vanderbilt (3-1) at 22 and Arizona (4-1) at 23rd. Texas A&M (3-1) is 24th and No. 25 Creighton (4-0) enters the poll for the first time this season.

Cincinnati (2-1) falls out of the rankings this week.

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