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Ohio State reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25, while St. John’s climbed to No. 15, a week after entering the ranking for the first time in more than a decade.
The Buckeyes (27-2) received 45 of 65 first-place votes in the media poll to move atop the ranking.
Former No. 1 Duke dropped into fourth place following a loss Saturday at Virginia Tech. Duke (26-3) received one first-place vote.
Kansas, which held the No. 1 ranking two weeks ago, climbed one spot to second, receiving 14 first-place votes, and BYU jumped four notches to No. 3. The Cougars won 80-67 at San Diego State on Saturday, dropping the Aztecs three spots to ninth.
Pittsburgh is No. 5 following Sunday’s loss at Louisville.