With major conference tournaments tipping off this week, North Carolina (27-4) joined the top five in the lastest ESPN/USA Today men's college basketball coaches' poll while top-ranked Kentucky (30-1) received all 31 first-place votes.
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.
Resident ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has the latest look at the NCAA tournament field. With Duke avoiding a costly upset, there wasn't a ton of movement among the candidates to land No. 1 seeds. That could change in the next couple of weeks.