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Feb 16, 2013, Bloomington, USA; Indiana Hoosier cheerleaders form a pyramid in front of a large banner during a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Assembly Hall. Indiana defeats Purdue 83-55. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

College Basketball: Indiana Headlines Coaches' Poll in Divided Vote

There’s a change at the top of the coaches’ poll for the seventh straight week. And for the second time in the last three, Indiana is the new name heading the list.

Tom Crean’s team is the latest beneficiary of  the No. 1 carousel, sewing up 19 of a possible 31 first-place votes. Second-ranked Miami snagged seven No. 1 votes while locking up its highest ranking in program history. Gonzaga, ranked third, received three votes and fourth-ranked Florida took the remaining two.

No. 5 Michigan State pulls into the Top 5 for the first time this season, winners of five straight including a 23-point thumping of Michigan in East Lansing. The Spartans are followed in the poll by Duke (No. 6), Michigan (No. 7), Syracuse (No. 8), Kansas (No. 9) and Louisville (No. 10).

Memphis made the biggest jump of any team in the poll, jumping six spots from No. 25 to No. 16. Long overlooked as a viable Top 25 team, the Tigers earned brownie points with a 22-point pasting of sanction-ridden Central Florida, arguably the second most talented team in Conference-USA.

Oregon (No. 23) and Virginia Commonwealth (No. 24) rejoined the poll, the Ducks returning after a one-week absence and the Rams for the first time in four weeks. They replaced San Diego State (No. 22) and Creighton (No. 23).

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Indiana (19) 23-3 757
2 Miami (FL) (7) 21-3 728
3 Gonzaga (3) 25-2 710
4 Florida (2) 21-3 685
5 Michigan State 22-4 658
6 Duke 22-3 594
7 Michigan 22-4 561
8 Syracuse 21-4 541
9 Kansas 21-4 518
10 Louisville 21-5 511
11 Georgetown 19-4 457
12 Arizona 21-4 415
13 Kansas State 20-5 365
14 Oklahoma State 19-5 351
15 Butler 21-5 321
16 New Mexico 22-4 299
17 Wisconsin 18-8 258
18 Ohio State 18-7 239
19 Memphis 22-3 191
20 Marquette 18-6 190
21 Colorado State 21-4 182
22 Pittsburgh 20-6 161
23 Oregon 21-5 92
24 Virginia Commonwealth 21-5 91
25 Notre Dame 20-6 50
  • Others receiving votes: Saint Louis 23, Saint Mary’s 19, Akron 19, Cincinnati 16, Creighton 16, Middle Tennessee 15, Louisiana Tech 12, Illinois 9, Minnesota 7, San Diego State 3, UCLA 3, Wichita State 3, Missouri 2, Oklahoma 2, Kentucky 1

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