Kentucky remained the same at #5. North Carolina, which lost to Syracuse in the 2K Sports Classic Championship last weekend, dropped sharply in the latest ESPN/USA Today men’s college basketball top 25 poll, slipping from No. 4 to No. 12. yracuse (4-0), boosted by the 87-71 victory against the Tar Heels, shot up to No. 9 from No. 24. Read article.