College Basketball Rankings: No Area Teams Ranked In Latest Polls; Syracuse A Near-Unanimous No. 1

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Aaron Bright #2 of the Stanford Cardinal drives the ball against Dion Waiters #3 of the Syracuse Oranger at the 2011 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden on November 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Syracuse holds onto the top spot, while no area teams cracked the polls this week.

The Syracuse Orange opened up Big East play with an easy win over DePaul on Sunday, which improved their record to 15-0 and strengthened their hold on the top spot in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.

The new top 10s:

Rank Coaches Poll AP Poll
1 Syracuse Syracuse
2 Kentucky Kentucky
3 Duke North Carolina
4 North Carolina Baylor
5 Baylor Duke
6 Missouri Ohio State
7 Ohio State Missouri
8 Connecticut Connecticut
9 Georgetown Georgetown
10 Louisville Michigan St.

UNLV is the top ranked Mountain West Conference team; the Rebels check in at No. 17 in both polls this week. San Diego State is No. 24 in the AP and No. 25 in the Coaches Poll. No Pac-12 teams made the rankings this week.

For updates on the rankings, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more news and notes from around college basketball, head over to SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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