As the positioning for top seeds in the upcoming NCAA Tournament heats up, Ohio State can add a nearly unanimous No. 1 ranking to their resume from the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll released Monday.
The Buckeyes received 29 out of a possible 31 first-place votes. UCLA is ranked second and picked up the other two votes.
In the AP Top 25 poll also released Monday, Ohio State earned its first No. 1 ranking since 1962.
Kansas jumped up to third in the ESPN/USA Today poll while Florida dropped a spot to fourth. Wisconsin fell to fifth after losses to Michigan State and Ohio State last week.
Texas A&M moved up three spot this week to No. 6 while Memphis remained at No. 7 despite extending their winning streak to 17. North Carolina dropped from fifth to eighth after its loss to Maryland on Sunday.
Nevada and Georgetown rounded out the Top 10.
The next five in the rankings were Southern Illinois (No. 11), Pittsburgh (No. 12), Washington State (No. 13), Duke (No. 14) and Texas (No. 15).
Butler dropped one spot to 16th while Notre Dame jumped from 23rd to 17th. Oregon made a leap similar to the Irish, moving from 24th to 18th while Louisville rejoins the rankings at No. 19.
Air Force took the biggest week-to-week drop of teams still in the poll. The Falcons fell from 13th to 20th.
Marquette and Virginia Tech were tied for 21st while Vanderbilt dropped two spots to 23rd. Southern Cal and Virginia closed out the Top 25.