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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Pitt Panthers Drop In Polls After Loss To Long Beach State

The Big East placed three teams in the top ten but lost Pittsburgh, which dropped down into the bottom half of the polls after their home less to Long Beach State.

After a ten point loss at home to the Long Beach State 49ers, the Pitt Panthers tumbled in the latest edition of the USA Today and AP polls released on Monday. Ranked 9th in both polls last week, Pitt fell to 17th in the AP Poll and 16th in the USA Today coaches poll. Jamie Dixon's squad looks to get back on track Tuesday night when they host La Salle at the Petersen Events Center before traveling to Penn to close out the week.

Defending national champion UConn continues to carry the banner for the Big East, ranking fourth in each poll, one spot ahead of Syracuse. Louisville rounds out the Big East representatives in the top ten, ranking 7th in each poll. Marquette is the only other ranked Big East team at this early juncture.

The complete USA Today Coaches poll and AP poll can be found below.

AP Poll
1 North Carolina (62) 3-0 1,621
2 Kentucky 4-0 1,528
3 Ohio State (1) 3-0 1,493
4 Connecticut (2) 4-0 1,426
5 Syracuse 4-0 1,353
6 Duke 4-0 1,305
7 Louisville 3-0 1,186
8 Memphis 1-0 1,123
9 Baylor 3-0 1,079
10 Florida 2-1 998
11 Wisconsin 3-0 916
12 Xavier 3-0 912
13 Alabama 5-0 820
14 Kansas 1-1 717
15 Michigan 3-0 587
16 Marquette 4-0 558
17 Pittsburgh 2-1 524
18 Vanderbilt 3-1 468
19 Gonzaga 3-0 454
20 California 3-0 420
21 Missouri 3-0 327
22 Florida State 4-0 323
23 Arizona 4-1 273
24 Mississippi State 4-1 215
25 Texas A&M 3-1 108

USA Today Poll

1 North Carolina (30) 3-0 774
2 Kentucky (1) 4-0 732
3 Ohio State 3-0 708
4 Connecticut 4-0 668
5 Syracuse 4-0 652
6 Duke 4-0 640
7 Louisville 3-0 555
8 Memphis 1-0 497
9 Florida 2-1 480
10 Baylor 3-0 443
11 Wisconsin 3-0 438
12 Xavier 3-0 394
13 Alabama 5-0 379
14 Kansas 1-1 327
15 Michigan 3-0 288
16 Pittsburgh 2-1 252
17 Marquette 4-0 241
18 California 3-0 216
19 Gonzaga 3-0 208
20 Florida State 4-0 189
21 Missouri 3-0 181
22 Vanderbilt 3-1 179
23 Arizona 4-1 134
24 Texas A&M 3-1 65
25 Creighton 4-0 62

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