The new AP college basketball rankings are out, and Pitt, at No. 17, is the only local team represented. Also representing the Big East are Syracuse (No. 4), Louisville (No. 6), UConn (No. 8) and Marquette (No. 16). The Big Ten's list includes Ohio State (No. 2), Wisconsin (No. 9) and Michigan (No. 14). Here are the full rankings.
2. Ohio State
5. North Carolina
21. Mississippi State
23. Saint Louis
25. Texas A&M
Pitt holds steady this week after three rather low-quality wins against La Salle, Penn and Robert Morris. The Panthers will host Duquesne on Wednesday and travel to Tennessee on Saturday. The Volunteers handed the Panthers their first loss of the season last year. The Volunteers have two losses so far this season, but they were against Duke and Memphis, and they were competitive in both.
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