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NCAA Basketball Rankings: AP Poll Devoid Of Pac-10 Teams

The latest Associated Press college basketball poll is out, and the Pac-10 conference has no team in the top 25. Given the up and down nature of both the UCLA Bruins (4-4) and USC Trojans (6-4) this season, it's understandable that neither local team is ranked. They didn't even receive any votes, but that was to be expected. What hurts more is that, in a down year for the conference, there is simply no Pac-10 team in the AP top 25.

The Washington Huskies were the lone wolf for the Pac-10 in the top 25 for this season, but a one-point loss to Texas A&M on Saturday dropped Washington to 6-3, and out of the top 25. The Huskies are in the "others receiving votes" section, and are technically 28th. Here is the full AP top 25:

  1. Duke
  2. Ohio State
  3. Kansas
  4. Connecticut
  5. Syracuse
  6. Kansas State
  7. Tennessee
  8. Pittsburgh
  9. Baylor
  10. Villanova
  11. San Diego State
  12. Illinois
  13. Missouri
  14. Michigan State
  15. Georgetown
  16. Brigham Young
  17. Kentucky
  18. Memphis
  19. Purdue
  20. Louisville
  21. Minnesota
  22. Texas
  23. UNLV
  24. Notre Dame
  25. Texas A&M

Aside from Washington, the only other Pac-10 schools to receive votes were Arizona (eight points, ranked 33rd) and Washington State (five points, tied for 36th). Hey, maybe the Pac-10 can annex San Diego State, which is ranked 11th!