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RCT Top 25 Basketball Poll: Kansas the new #1, Big 12 ties ACC for most teams.

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A crazy tie for 25th shows why we need your vote.

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Last week's #1 lasted less than 24 hours before taking their first loss. This week, the new #1 doesn't play again until Saturday, so they are safe until at least then.

Instead, the big story from this week's poll is that we have a 4-way tie for 25th, with multiple Big 12 teams sneaking in.

RCT Top 25 - Week 3

Rank Team Points LW Change
Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Kansas(3) 144 2 1
2 Villanova(1) 140 5 3
3 Kentucky(2) 138 3 0
4 UCLA 133 4 0
5 Baylor 122 1 -4
6 Gonzaga 119 6 0
7 West Virginia 112 7 0
8 Creighton 103 10 2
9 North Carolina 95 13 4
10 Louisville 91 13 3
11 Florida State 77 9 -2
12 Butler 72 11 -1
12 Oregon 72 12 0
14 Arizona 71 15 1
15 Wisconsin 68 17 2
16 Virginia 61 20 4
17 Duke 55 8 -9
18 Florida 46 16 -2
19 Notre Dame 43 22 3
20 Cincinnati 32 22 2
21 Purdue 24 19 -2
22 Saint Mary's 16 21 -1
23 Ohio State 15 25 2
24 Texas Tech 11 NR 7
25 Iowa State 10 NR 8
25 South Carolina 10 NR 12
25 TCU 10 NR 12
25 Xavier 10 18 -7
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 9, Oklahoma State 8, USC 8, Maryland 7, Virginia Tech 5, Kansas State 4, Indiana 3, Marquette 3, SMU 3                                                                  New this week: Texas Tech, Iowa State, South Carolina, TCU                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dropping out: USC(24) , Minnesota(25)     

The Big 12 and ACC each have 6 teams, the Big East has 4, and the SEC, Pac 12 and Big Ten each have 3 teams. The full ballots are below:

Ballots Week 3

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Rank Andy mikeville jakebogen95 FLJhawk fizzle406 illmitch
1 Kentucky Villanova Kansas Kansas Kansas Kentucky
2 Villanova UCLA UCLA Villanova Baylor Villanova
3 Kansas Kansas Villanova UCLA UCLA Kansas
4 West Virginia Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky North Carolina
5 Gonzaga Gonzaga Baylor West Virginia Louisville Gonzaga
6 Baylor West Virginia Gonzaga Baylor Villanova UCLA
7 UCLA Baylor Creighton North Carolina Gonzaga West Virginia
8 North Carolina Creighton West Virginia Creighton Creighton Baylor
9 Creighton Butler Oregon Gonzaga Wisconsin Louisville
10 Florida State Notre Dame Louisville Florida State Oregon Florida State
11 Virginia North Carolina North Carolina Oregon Ohio State Virginia
12 Butler Florida State Florida State Louisville Arizona Wisconsin
13 Wisconsin Virginia Arizona Arizona Duke Creighton
14 Arizona Louisville Notre Dame Butler West Virginia Florida
15 Louisville Duke Cincinnati Florida Texas Tech Duke
16 Duke Arizona Virginia Duke Butler Butler
17 Florida Florida Butler Wisconsin Georgetown Arizona
18 Oregon Oregon Wisconsin Virginia Oklahoma State Oregon
19 Saint Mary's Wisconsin Maryland Notre Dame Iowa State Purdue
20 TCU Cincinnati USC Purdue North Carolina Cincinnati
21 Purdue Xavier Florida Cincinnati Virginia Tech Notre Dame
22 Cincinnati Purdue Saint Mary's Saint Mary's Kansas State South Carolina
23 Notre Dame South Carolina South Carolina Xavier Indiana Marquette
24 Iowa State TCU Purdue SMU USC Xavier
25 SMU Iowa State TCU TCU Florida State Saint Mary's