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NCAA Basketball Rankings: No. 7 BYU Cougars Receive Two First-Place Votes In AP Poll

The BYU Cougars are ranked No 7 in the latest AP Top 25 poll results, but two voters believe they should be the No. 1 team. Surprisingly, the Cougars have more first-place votes (2) than the team ahead of them, the No. 6 San Diego St. Aztecs, who received none in this poll. The Aztecs picked up three first-place votes in the Coaches poll. The Cougars sent San Diego St. to their first loss of the year a couple of weeks ago, and the two will face each other in Viejas Arena in San Diego this Saturday.

The Duke Blue Devils took No. 1 in this poll as well. The Ohio St. Buckeyes, the Kansas Jayhawks, the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Texas Longhorns completed the top five. All of them received at least one first-place vote.

The St. John's Red Storm, previously No. 31, jumped into the rankings following their victory over No. 4 Pitt. They are ranked No. 23.

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels were the third team from the Mountain West to receive votes. UNLV finished No. 31 this week. Harvard (20-4) received one vote.

Here are the complete rankings:

No. School Record Prev
1 Duke (35) 25-2 5
2 Ohio State (10) 25-2 2
3 Kansas (5) 25-2 1
4 Pittsburgh (12) 24-3 4
5 Texas (1) 23-4 3
6 San Diego State  27-1 6
7 Brigham Young (2) 25-2 7
8 Purdue  22-5 11
9 Notre Dame  21-5 8
10 Arizona  23-4 12
11 Georgetown  21-6 9
12 Wisconsin  20-6 10
13 Florida  21-5 14
14 Connecticut  20-6 13
15 Villanova  21-6 15
16 Louisville  20-7 16
17 Syracuse  22-6 17
18 Vanderbilt  20-6 18
19 North Carolina  20-6 19
20 Missouri  21-6 20
21 Texas A&M  21-5 21
22 Kentucky  19-7 22
23 St. John's  17-9 31
24 Temple  21-5 23
25 Xavier  20-6 24

 

Others Receiving Votes: Utah State(25-3) 97; George Mason(23-5) 51; West Virginia(17-9) 42; Alabama(18-8) 15; Florida State(19-7) 4; UNLV(20-7) 2; Washington(18-8) 2; Belmont(25-4) 1; Harvard(20-4) 1; UCLA(19-8) 1