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.
William Buford made a high-arcing jumper from the top of the key with 1 second left, lifting Ohio State (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) to a 72-70 win over No. 5 Michigan State on Sunday, forging a three-way tie for the Big Ten title.
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.