The top five in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll remained unchanged Monday from last week, as Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Duke and Kansas escaped upsets in conference play with March Madness looming.
Undefeated North Carolina and Kentucky held firm as Nos. 1 and 2 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, with the only wrinkle to this week's top 10 coming from Pittsburgh's stunning loss to Long Beach State.
Losses to the top-ranked and No. 2 teams in the nation cost the Blue Devils and Tar Heels each only one spot in this week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll, as they fell to No. 5 and No. 6 in the rankings released Monday.