Heels Drop to No. 8 in Both Polls

The new college basketball Top 25 polls were released Monday afternoon.

Associated Press Top-25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Ohio State Buckeyes (62) 26-3 1,786 2
2. UCLA Bruins (10) 25-3 1,729 4
3. Kansas Jayhawks 25-4 1,580 6
4. Wisconsin Badgers 26-4 1,503 1
5. Florida Gators 25-4 1,488 3
6. Memphis Tigers 25-3 1,422 7
7. Texas A&M Aggies 24-4 1,408 8
8. North Carolina Tar Heels 24-5 1,381 5
9. Georgetown Hoyas 22-5 1,225 12
10. Nevada Wolf Pack 26-2 1,160 11
11. Southern Illinois Salukis 25-5 1,057 13
12. Pittsburgh Panthers 24-5 984 10
13. Washington State Cougars 23-5 974 9
14. Duke Blue Devils 22-7 775 18
15. Texas Longhorns 21-7 708 19
16. Louisville Cardinals 21-8 653 20
17. Oregon Ducks 22-7 466 23
18. Butler Bulldogs 26-5 457 15
19. Vanderbilt Commodores 19-9 317 17
20. Marquette Golden Eagles 22-8 299 16
21. Virginia Tech Hokies 20-8 293 NR
22. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 22-6 279 NR
23. USC Trojans 21-8 254 NR
24. Maryland Terrapins 22-7 247 NR
25. Air Force Falcons 23-6 236 14
Others receiving votes: Michigan State 135, Winthrop 123, Virginia 103, UNLV 78, BYU 70, Xavier 42, Tennessee 40, West Virginia 27, Arizona 24, Indiana 15, Kentucky 12, Kansas State 11, Old Dominion 10, Boston College 9, Massachusetts 6, Akron 3, Davidson 3, Virginia Commonwealth 3, Stanford 2, Vermont 2, Syracuse 1.


USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Ohio State Buckeyes (29) 26-3 772 1
2. UCLA Bruins (2) 25-3 742 4
3. Kansas Jayhawks 25-4 680 6
4. Florida Gators 25-4 646 3
5. Wisconsin Badgers 26-4 628 2
6. Texas A&M Aggies 24-4 608 9
7. Memphis Tigers 25-3 607 7
8. North Carolina Tar Heels 24-5 584 5
9. Nevada Wolf Pack 26-2 526 10
10. Georgetown Hoyas 22-5 515 12
11. Southern Illinois Salukis 25-5 451 14
12. Pittsburgh Panthers 24-5 447 8
13. Washington State Cougars 23-5 412 11
14. Duke Blue Devils 22-7 303 17
15. Texas Longhorns 21-7 272 20
16. Butler Bulldogs 26-5 222 15
17. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 22-6 217 23
18. Oregon Ducks 22-7 181 24
19. Louisville Cardinals 21-8 170 NR
20. Air Force Falcons 23-6 141 13
21. Marquette Golden Eagles 22-8 137 16
21. Virginia Tech Hokies 20-8 137 NR
23. Vanderbilt Commodores 19-9 100 21
24. USC Trojans 21-8 90 NR
25. Virginia Cavaliers 19-8 86 19
Others receiving votes: West Virginia 73, Winthrop 69, Maryland 48, BYU 42, UNLV 37, Davidson 34, Michigan State 17, Creighton 12, Arizona 9, Kentucky 8, Akron 7, Appalachian State 7, Kansas State 7, Syracuse 7, Illinois 5, VCU 5, Xavier 5, San Diego State 3, Alabama 2, Vermont 2, Marist 1, New Mexio State 1.

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