Apparently a sweep of the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans isn't worth much these days. In a down year for the Pac-12 Conference, the conference is without a team in the top 25 for the fifth consecutive week. The latest college basketball polls are out, and the Stanford Cardinal actually dropped in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, from No. 30 to No. 31.
Stanford had a pair of home wins over the weekend, beating UCLA 60-59 on Thursday and topping USC 51-43 on Saturday, but all that did was drop the 12-2 Cardinal one spot. Here is the coaches poll top 10:
- Syracuse (30 first place votes)
- Kentucky (one first place vote)
- North Carolina
- Ohio State
Stanford is the only Pac-12 team to receive any votes at all in the coaches poll.
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