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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Washington Only Pac-10 Team In Top 25

The first in-season college basketball rankings have been released, and the Pac-10 conference barely makes a dent. The Washington Huskies are the only team in the conference ranked in the top 25 of either poll. Washington is ranked 17th in the USA Today coaches poll, and 15th in the Associated Press poll. Here are the top ten teams in both polls:

AP Poll

  1. Duke
  2. Michigan State
  3. Kansas State
  4. Ohio State
  5. Pittsburgh
  6. Villanova
  7. Kansas
  8. North Carolina
  9. Florida
  10. Syracuse

USA Today Coaches Poll

  1. Duke
  2. Michigan State
  3. Kansas State
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Ohio State
  6. Kansas
  7. Villanova
  8. North Carolina
  9. Purdue
  10. Florida

The Pac-10 only has two other teams that received votes in both polls. The UCLA Bruins, with 15 points, are ranked 30th in the coaches poll, while the Arizona Wildcats, with one point, are tied for 43rd. In the AP poll, Arizona, with six points, are tied for 39th in the AP poll, while UCLA, with four points, are 42nd.

The Bruins are playing in the NIT Tip-Off tournament beginning tonight, when they host the Pepperdine Waves at Pauley Pavilion.

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