Top 3 unchanged in USA Today/ESPN poll
Kentucky remains the top college basketball team in the USA Today/ESPN weekly poll, while Louisville moved into the top-four following losses by Duke and North Carolina.The Wildcats picked up 19 of a possible 31 first-place votes to remain out in front. Kentucky’s week was punctuated by a 73-72 win over the Tar Heels, who fell one spot on No. 6.Ohio State and Syracuse remained second and third, respectively, while Rick Pitino’s Cardinals vaulted into the No. 4 spot following victories over Long Beach State and No. 20 Vanderbilt.The Blue Devils dropped one spot to No. 5 after getting walloped 83-65 by the Buckeyes for their first loss of the season.Baylor, Xavier, Connecticut and Missouri round out the top 10.