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Basketball: Monday morning rankings

The Pac-10 remains alive in the AP Top-25.

Washington slipped from No. 17 to 24, but the Pac-10 kept intact its streak of having at least one team ranked by the AP since Feb. 24, 1987.

The Huskies are No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.

The top nine spots in those two human polls are identical: 1. Kansas; 2. Texas; 3. Kentucky; 4. Purdue; 5. Duke; 6. Villanova; 7. Syracuse; 8. West Virginia; 9. North Carolina.

Cal is No. 18 this week in the CollegeRPI.com computer rankings, owing to its No. 5 strength-of-schedule rating. Saint Mary’s College is No. 33.

The rest of the Pac-10 according to the RPI: 31. USC; 34. UW; 62. Az; 69. WSU; 100. Oregon; 134. ASU; 161. Stanford; 209. OSU; 223. UCLA.

CollegeRPI has West Virginia at No. 1, followed by everyone’s favorite little overachiever, William & Mary at No. 2 (9-2 with wins over Wake and Maryland).

The Sagarin ratings seem a bit more like it, with Kansas, Texas, Duke, Syracuse and Purdue holding down the top five spots.

Cal is No. 23 in the Sagarin — one spot behind Saint Mary’s College. Bill & Mary are No. 28. The rest of the Pac-10: 52. Washington; 55. USC; 74. Oregon; 75. UW; 84. WSU; 101. Az; 147. Stanford; 159. OSU; 179. UCLA.

Jeff Faraudo