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Devils, Spartans headed for showdown

Duke (3-0) and Michigan State (2-0) remain the top two teams in the latest ESPN/USA Today men's basketball coaches' poll, which saw a significant amount of jockeying among teams which remained unbeaten last week.

The Blue Devils picked up 29 of 31 first-place votes to easily outdistance the Spartans, who earned the other two top spots in voting of 31 NCAA Division I men's basketball coaches. Duke and Michigan State will meet each other Dec. 1 (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) in the final game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Ohio State (3-0) climbed from fifth to third, thanks to an impressive win at No. 14 Florida. Kansas State (3-0) and Pittsburgh (5-0) both slipped behind the Buckeyes despite maintaining unblemished records.

The rest of the top 10 includes Kansas (3-0), Villanova (4-0), Purdue (3-0), Kentucky (2-0) and Syracuse (4-0). Kentucky and the Orange are new to the top 10, replacing Florida, which slipped to 14th after losing to the Buckeyes, and North Carolina, which tumbled from No. 8 to No. 25 after losing to Minnesota and Vanderbilt in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament last weekend.

Minnesota (5-0), meanwhile, climbed into the rankings for the first time this year at No. 17. San Diego State (4-0) is also in the Top 25 for the first time at No. 22.

Duke is also No. 1 in The Associated Press poll, with 58 of 65 first-place votes. Michigan State is second and picked up six first-place votes. Ohio State moved to No. 3 in the AP poll as well, ahead of Kansas State, which picked up the remaining first-place vote.