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College Basketball Rankings: UCLA Gains In ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, Now Tied For 30th

The new college basketball rankings are out, and the UCLA Bruins have moved up in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, just as they did in the Associated Press poll. The Bruins are 18-7, and one game behind the Arizona Wildcats for the Pac-10 conference lead. The Bruins are in the "others receiving votes" section of the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, now tied for 30th. Last week, UCLA was ranked 33rd in the coaches poll. This ties the highest ranking of the season for UCLA, which was also ranked 30th on November 15.

Here is the full ESPN/USA Today coaches poll top 25:

  1. Kansas (14 first place votes)
  2. Texas (13)
  3. Ohio State (3)
  4. Pittsburgh (1)
  5. Duke
  6. San Diego State
  7. Notre Dame
  8. BYU
  9. Georgetown
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Purdue
  12. Connecticut
  13. Arizona
  14. Villanova
  15. Florida
  16. Louisville
  17. Texas A&M
  18. Vanderbilt
  19. North Carolina
  20. Syracuse
  21. Missouri
  22. Kentucky
  23. St. Mary's
  24. Utah State
  25. Temple

The Arizona Wildcats are the only Pac-10 team in the top 25, ranked 13th, up from 16th last week. The Washington Huskies are the only other team in the conference to receive any votes, ranking 29th. The Bruins travel to face Stanford and Cal this week.

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