NCAA Basketball Rankings, Week 4: USA Today/Coaches Poll Moves Kentucky To No. 1

The Kentucky Wildcats are also No. 1 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll for Week 4 of the season. They received 22 of 31 first-place votes, eight going to the No. 2 Ohio St. Buckeyes and one to the No. 3 Syracuse Orange. The Duke Blue Devils and the previously No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels round out the top five.

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels knocked off North Carolina to move to 7-0. The Coaches Poll awarded the Rebels by moving them from not ranked to No. 20 this week. They came in at No. 18 in the AP Poll. The San Diego St. Aztecs received 20 votes.

In the Pac-12, the California Golden Bears dropped from No. 18 to No. 23 after picking up their first loss of the season. Arizona finished at No. 28.

The St. Louis Billikens, 6-0, entered the poll at No. 25 after beating Boston College, Villanova and Oklahoma.

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week
1.
Kentucky (22)
6-0
765
2
2.
Ohio State (8)
6-0
748
3
3.
Syracuse (1)
6-0
701
5
4.
Duke
7-0
691
6
5.
North Carolina
5-1
628
1
6.
Louisville
5-0
620
7
7.
Wisconsin
6-0
530
11
8.
Baylor
5-0
509
10
9.
Florida
4-1
493
9
10.
Connecticut
6-1
456
4
11.
Xavier
4-0
447
12
12.
Alabama
7-0
443
13
13.
Missouri
6-0
356
21
14.
Kansas
3-2
342
14
15.
Michigan
5-1
310
15
16.
Marquette
5-0
309
17
17.
Pittsburgh
5-1
287
16
18.
Gonzaga
4-0
248
19
19.
Vanderbilt
5-1
200
22
20.
UNLV
7-0
186
NR
21.
Memphis
2-2
145
8
22.
Creighton
5-0
104
25
23.
California
5-1
98
18
24.
Mississippi State
7-1
86
NR
25.
Saint Louis
6-0
78
NR

Dropped out
No. 20 Florida State (5-2), No. 23 Arizona (4-2), No. 24 Texas A&M (4-1).

Others receiving votes
Texas A&M 63; Harvard 61; Arizona 27; Florida State 25; Purdue 25; Northwestern 23; San Diego State 20; Cleveland State 12; Georgetown 8; Michigan State 8; Illinois 7; George Mason 3; Indiana 3; Marshall 3; Washington 3; Texas 2; Cincinnati 1; Stanford 1.

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