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Arizona, North Carolina switch spots in Coaches Poll

Ryan Anderson, T.J. Wallace, Ilias Theodorou

Ryan Anderson, T.J. Wallace, Ilias Theodorou


Like the AP Poll the top spot remained unchanged in the USA Today Coaches Poll, with 13-0 Michigan State sitting on top. The Spartans received 27 of a possible 31 first-place votes in the poll, with No. 2 Oklahoma (three), No. 3 Kansas (one) receiving the other four. The top six spots in the poll are the same as last week’s, with Maryland, Virginia and Xavier staying put.

There were two changes in the top ten of the Coaches Poll, with Arizona moving from eight to seventh and North Carolina dropping from seventh to eighth. Also in the top ten are No. 9 Iowa State and No. 10 Butler, with the Bulldogs moving up two spots from last week’s position. Utah, ranked 22nd in this week’s poll, returned to the rankings and 10-1 Pittsburgh made its debut at No. 25.

1. Michigan State
2. Oklahoma
3. Kansas
4. Maryland
5. Virginia
6. Xavier
7. Arizona
8. North Carolina
9. Iowa State
10. Butler
11. Kentucky
12. Duke
13. Providence
14. Purdue
15. Miami (FL)
16. Villanova
17. West Virginia
18. Louisville
19. Texas A&M
20. South Carolina
21. Baylor
22. Utah
23. Cincinnati
24. Gonzaga
25. Pittsburgh