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Pitt Drops To No. 8 In AP Top 25

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New York (KDKA/AP) - As a result of the Pitt Panthers’ loss to the Tennessee Vols at the SEC-Big East Invitational last Saturday, Pitt has dropped five spots in the AP Top 25 poll to No. 8.

Duke (10-0) still remains No. 1 after easy wins over Bradley and St. Louis. Duke received all the first place votes from the AP.

Ohio State, ranked at No. 2, remained the only other unchanged team in the Top 10. Kansas moved up to third and UConn moved up two spots to fourth.

Syracuse jumped three spots to fifth place. Kansas State joined Pitt with a demotion in the rankings as they moved down one spot to sixth place.

Tennessee who beat Pitt on Saturday jumped ahead of them to seventh place. Baylor and Villanova round out the list.

The week’s biggest drop was Michigan State’s fall from No. 7 to No. 14. The Spartans started the season at No. 2

The Big East still has the most ranked teams with seven, and it still has four in the top 10 with Villanova, Connecticut, Syracuse and Pittsburgh. The Big 12 has six ranked teams with Texas A&M moving in and three in the top 10. Those include: Kansas, Kansas State and Baylor.

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