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UAB (18-3) was 25th last week, but the Blazers dropped out following a 74-65 double-overtime loss at Texas-El Paso on Saturday. UAB was ranked for one week earlier in the season.
The teams that comprised last season's Final Four are split in their poll success this season.
Villanova and Michigan State, which both returned the bulk of their teams from last season, are third and fifth, respectively. Neither defending champion North Carolina (13-8) nor Connecticut, which both saw their rosters gutted by graduation and players leaving early for the NBA, received a single vote this week.
There are five games between ranked teams this week with the highlight being Saturday's top-10 matchup of Villanova at Georgetown. The others are Mississippi at Kentucky and Michigan State at Wisconsin on Tuesday; Pittsburgh at West Virginia on Wednesday; and Georgia Tech at Duke on Thursday.
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