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Pitt Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 6 In Top 25 Poll

(AP Photo/Don Wright)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Jamie Dixon and the Pitt Panthers moved up two spots in the AP Top 25 poll to No. 6.

The  Panthers (11-1) began the season ranked at No. 3, but dropped to eighth after they lost to Tennessee in the Big East/SEC Invitational at the Consol Energy Center on Dec. 11.

The Duke Blue Devils’ continue to remain at the top of the poll ahead of Ohio State and Kansas. However, the Buckeyes received a single first place vote. It’s the first time this season Duke has not been the unanimous pick.

Two other Big East schools are ahead of Pitt in the polls. The UConn Huskies and Syracuse Orange remain at No. 4 and No. 5 in the polls.

Rounding out the top 10 behind Pittsburgh are San Diego State, Villanova, Missouri and Georgetown.

Tennessee, who beat Pitt and moved ahead of Pitt in the rankings, dropped to 19th after losing to Oakland of Michigan and Charlotte.

Below is list of the remaining Top 25:

11  Kansas State Wildcats
12  Michigan State Spartans
13  Kentucky Wildcats
14  Purdue Boilermakers
15  Baylor Bears
16  Memphis Tigers
17  Minnesota Golden Gophers
18  Texas Longhorns
19  Tennessee Volunteers
20  Florida Gators
21  Illinois Fighting Illini
22  Notre Dame Fighting Irish
23  Brigham Young Cougars
24  UCF Knights
25  Texas A&M Aggies

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