Shannon Ryan's Top 25

Ohio State reclaims top spot

March 01, 2011

Records through Sunday (last week's ranking)

1. Ohio State 27-2 (2): If Buckeyes keep it up, they'll have a good shot at the No. 1 overall NCAA seed.

2. Kansas 27-2 (3): Plays two ranked teams to end the regular season, Texas A&M and Missouri.

3. BYU 27-2 (7): Cougars swept San Diego State for the third straight season. That's dominance.

4. Duke 26-3 (1): Virginia Tech ended the Blue Devils' seven-game winning streak.

5. Pittsburgh 25-4 (4): Panthers have lost their last two road games.

6. Purdue 24-5 (8): JaJuan Johnson had 20 points, 17 rebounds, seven blocks vs. Michigan State.

7. Notre Dame 23-5 (9): Irish are creeping up on Pitt in the Big East race.

8. Texas 24-5 (5): Longhorns also have lost their last two road games.

9. San Diego State 27-2 (6): Both losses can be blamed on BYU's Jimmer Fredette.

10. Wisconsin 22-6 (12): Badgers close regular season with road games at Indiana and Ohio State.

11. Louisville 22-7 (17): That male cheerleader narrowly avoided becoming Steve Bartman's roommate.

12. Syracuse 24-6 (19): Nice scheduling. Orange get to close the regular season against DePaul.

13. North Carolina 22-6 (21): ACC regular-season championship is on the line vs. Duke on Saturday.

14. Florida 22-6 (10): Gators try to rebound against Alabama after losing to Kentucky.

15. St. John's 19-9 (24): Three ranked teams have fallen in February to Red Storm.

16. Connecticut 21-7 (14): Huskies' free fall includes five losses since Jan. 29.

17. Georgetown 21-8 (11): Hoyas were hurting without injured guard Chris Wright, losing to Syracuse.

18. Arizona 23-6 (13): Consecutive losses to USC, Washington made everyone lose some faith.

19. Villanova 21-8 (15): Did clones take over bodies of 'Nova players? An OT win over DePaul, 2 losses?

20. Vanderbilt 21-7 (16): Lucky Vandy. It closes out the season against ranked Kentucky and Florida.

21. Kentucky 20-8 (18): A career-high 24 from Darius Miller came at a good time against Florida.

22. Missouri 22-7 (20): Marcus Denmon's 22 points weren't enough against Kansas State.

23. Temple 22-6 (23): Winning nine of the last 10 — with lone loss to Duke — isn't too shabby.

24. Utah State 26-3 (25): Aggies averaged 82.5 points in their four-game winning streak.

25. Texas A&M 22-6 (22): Baylor completed a season sweep of Aggies.

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