NCAA Basketball

Ohio State No. 3 behind Louisville, KU

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Louisville and Kansas finally provided some consistency to what has been a volatile Top 25 poll this season while perennial bluebloods Michigan State and North Carolina continued to tumble after another wave of defeats.

The Cardinals solidified their place at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 released Monday after routing then-No. 4 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and breezing past Pittsburgh over the past week. The Jayhawks stayed at No. 2 after returning from their Maui Invitaitonal title to thump former Big 12 member Colorado.

"I think it's two games in a row, where we got stops," Louisville coach Chris Mack said. "We didn't allow second shots. We ran the clock on offense. We got great looks. We got layups, and that's a killer."

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Louisville9-0
2 Kansas7-1
3 Ohio State9-0
4 Maryland10-0
5 Michigan8-1
6 Gonzaga10-1
7 Duke9-1
8 Kentucky7-1
9 Virginia8-1
10 Oregon7-2
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas7-1
2 West Virginia7-1
3 Ohio State9-0
4 Maryland10-0
5 Auburn8-0
6 Louisville9-0
7 Florida State8-2
8 Michigan8-1
9 Colorado7-1
10 Duke9-1
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