COACHES POLL

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1. Kansas (26-3)

Points: 790 (23 first-place votes). Previous rank­ing: 3. Mon­day’s re­sult: Played Ok­la­homa. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day at Ok­la­homa State (ESPN, 6).

2. (tie) UCLA (26-3)

Points: 730 (3). Previous rank

ing: 5. Up­com­ing games: Wed­nes­day vs. Wash­ing­ton (FS1, 11) and Satur­day vs. Wash­ing­ton State (ESPNU, 9:30).

2. (tie) Vil­lanova (27-3)

Points: 730 (5). Previous rank­ing: 2. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. Ge­orge­town (Fox, 12).

4. Gon­zaga (29-1)

Points: 686 (1). Previous rank­ing: 1. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. Pep­per­dine or Pa­cific in West Coast Con­fer­ence quar­ter­fi­nals (ESPN2, 10). Points: 663. Previous rank­ing: 8. Mon­day’s re­sult: Lost to No. 23 Vir­ginia 53-43. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. No. 14 Duke (ESPN, 8:15).

6. Ore­gon (26-4)

Points: 653. Previous rank­ing: 7. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day at Ore­gon State (ESPN2, 6).

7. Louisville (23-6)

Points: 600. Previous rank­ing: 6. Up­com­ing games: Wed­nes­day at Wake For­est and Satur­day vs. No. 13 Notre Dame (CBS, 2).

8. Ari­zona (26-4)

Points: 585. Previous rank­ing: 4. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day at Ari­zona State (CBS, 4).

9. Ken­tucky (24-5)

Points: 578. Previous rank­ing: 10. Up­com­ing games: Tues­day vs. Van­der­bilt (ESPN, 9) and Satur­day at Texas A&M (CBS, 12).

10. West Vir­ginia (23-7)

Points: 478. Previous rank­ing: 13. Mon­day’s re­sult: Lost to No. 11 Baylor 71-62. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. No. 24 Iowa State (ESPN2, 7).

11. Baylor (24-6)

Points: 461. Previous rank­ing: 9. Mon­day’s re­sult: Beat No. 10 West Vir­ginia 71-62. Up­com­ing

game: Satur­day at Texas (ESPN, 4).

12. Florida (23-6)

Points: 382. Previous rank­ing: 12. Up­com­ing games: Wed­nes­day vs. Arkansas (ESPN2, 7) and Satur­day at Van­der­bilt (ESPN, 2).

13. Notre Dame (22-7)

Points: 334. Previous rank­ing: 17. Up­com­ing games: Wed­nes­day vs. Bos­ton Col­lege and Satur­day at No. 7 Louisville (CBS, 2).

14. Duke (22-7)

Points: 315. Previous rank­ing: 11. Up­com­ing games: Tues­day vs. No. 17 Florida State (ESPN, 7) and Satur­day at No. 5 North Carolina (ESPN, 8:15).

15. But­ler (23-6)

Points: 314. Previous rank­ing: 22. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. Se­ton Hall (Fox, 2:30).

16. Pur­due (23-6)

Points: 299. Previous rank­ing: 14. Up­com­ing games: Tues­day vs. In­di­ana (ESPN2, 7) and Sun­day at North­west­ern (CBS, 4:30).

17. Florida State (23-6)

Points: 290. Previous rank­ing: 20. Up­com­ing games: Tues­day at No. 14 Duke (ESPN, 7) and Satur­day vs. No. 25 Mi­ami (Fla.).

18. Saint Mary’s (26-3)

Points: 273. Previous rank­ing: 18. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. San Diego or Port­land in West Coast Con­fer­ence tour­na­ment semi­fi­nals (ESPN2, mid­night).

19. South­ern Methodist (25-4)

Points: 269. Previous rank­ing: 21. Up­com­ing games: Thurs­day vs. Tulsa (CBSSN, 8) and Satur­day vs. Mem­phis (ESPN2, 4).

20. Cincin­nati (25-4)

Points: 210. Previous rank­ing: 16. Up­com­ing games: Thurs­day vs. Hous­ton (ESPN2, 7) and Sun­day at Con­necti­cut (CBS, 12).

21. Wis­con­sin (22-7)

Points: 185. Previous rank­ing: 15. Up­com­ing games: Thurs­day vs. Iowa (ESPN, 9) and Sun­day vs. Minnesota (BTN, 6).

22. Wi­chita State (27-4)

Points: 140. Previous rank­ing: 25. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Bradley or Drake in Mis­souri Val­ley tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals. Points: 138. Previous rank­ing: 19. Mon­day’s re­sult: Beat No. 5 North Carolina 53-43. Up­com­ing game: Sat. vs. Pitts­burgh.

24. Iowa State (19-9)

Points: 57. Previous rank­ing: not ranked. Up­com­ing games: Tues­day vs. Ok­la­homa State (ESPN, 9) and Fri­day at No. 10 West Vir­ginia (ESPN2, 7).

25. Mi­ami (Fla.) (20-8)

Points: 48. Previous rank­ing: not ranked. Mon­day’s re­sult: Played Vir­ginia Tech. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day at No. 17 Florida State. Dropped out: No. 23 Creighton (22-7), No. 24 Mary­land (22-7).

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Creighton (22-7) 44; South Carolina (21-8) 25; South­ern Cal­i­for­nia (21-8) 21; Mid­dle Ten­nessee (25-4) 20; Ok­la­homa State (20-9) 16; Day­ton (23-5) 15; Minnesota (22-7) 10; Mary­land (22-7) 9; North­west­ern (20-9) 8; Xavier (18-11) 8; Michi­gan State (18-11) 7; Cal­i­for­nia (19-9) 4; Arkansas (22-7) 2; Michi­gan (19-10) 2; Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth (23-6) 1. The USA TO­DAY Sports board of coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Divi­sion I in­sti­tu­tions. All are mem­bers of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Basketball Coaches.

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