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USA Today Coaches Poll | North Carolina Steals Top Spot From Oklahoma Sooners

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The Oklahoma Sooners play a fluid style of basketball highlighted by exceptional three point shooting. Taking their talents on the road, Buddy Hield and the rest of the crew ran into Hilton Magic as the Iowa State Cyclones pulled off the upset on Big Monday. Ready to bounce back, Oklahoma put on a clinic in Waco crushing the Baylor Bears. Needless to say, the win gave voters something to think about as the Sooners made a case to remain No. 1 overall.

Unfortunately for OU fans, the coaches have decided to crown a new No. 1...the North Carolina Tarheels. Receiving nine first place votes, Oklahoma drops just behind UNC in this week's poll. Earlier this year, the Tarheels claimed the top spot before dropping a game to the Texas Longhorns. Here are the complete rankings.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 North Carolina (23) 18-2 791
2 Oklahoma (9) 16-2 766
3 Kansas 16-3 680
4 Iowa 16-3 677
5 Texas A&M 17-2 650
6 Villanova 17-3 591
7 Maryland 17-3 581
8 Xavier 17-2 580
9 West Virginia 16-3 503
10 Providence 17-3 452
11 Michigan State 17-4 445
12 Virginia 15-4 430
13 Miami (FL) 15-3 412
14 Louisville 16-3 384
15 Arizona 16-4 341
16 Iowa State 15-4 312
17 Indiana 17-3 290
18 Baylor 15-4 281
19 Kentucky 15-4 242
20 Duke 15-5 183
21 Purdue 17-4 150
22 South Carolina 17-2 137
23 Pittsburgh 16-3 118
24 Oregon 16-4 90
25 Wichita St 14-5 60