PROVO — Two days before the monumental Mountain West Conference showdown between San Diego State and BYU, the Aztecs moved up two spots to No. 4 in the Associated Press poll while the Cougars remained at No. 9, sharing that spot with Syracuse. The Orangemen dropped from No. 3 after losing twice over the weekend.

In the coaches' poll, SDSU is also No. 4 with BYU holding down the No. 9 spot by itself. Syracuse in No. 10 in that poll. Utah State moved into the poll this week, taking the 25th spot, just behind St. Mary's.

The Aztecs visit the Cougars Wednesday (8 p.m., CBS-C).

According to CBSSports.com, BYU is No. 1 in the RPI, with SDSU checking in at No. 3.

AP poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Pvs

1. Ohio St. (63) 20-0 1,623 1

2. Pittsburgh (1) 19-1 1,528 5

3. Duke (1) 18-1 1,490 4

4. San Diego St. 20-0 1,386 6

5. Connecticut 16-2 1,314 8

6. Kansas 18-1 1,293 2

7. Texas 16-3 1,267 10

8. Villanova 17-2 1,199 7

9. BYU 19-1 1,095 9

9. Syracuse 18-2 1,095 3

11. Missouri 17-3 887 13

12. Purdue 17-3 881 14

13. Texas A&M 17-2 847 11

14. Kentucky 15-4 709 12

15. Notre Dame 16-4 691 16

16. Minnesota 15-4 656 15

17. Wisconsin 15-4 614 18

18. Washington 15-4 584 20

19. Vanderbilt 14-4 317 —

20. Illinois 14-6 279 23

21. Georgetown 14-5 276 23

22. Florida St. 15-5 218 —

23. Louisville 15-4 203 19

24. Florida 15-4 169 —

25. Michigan St. 12-7 97 17

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 85, Arizona 68, West Virginia 62, Saint Mary's, Calif. 55, Utah St. 53, Georgia 23, Xavier 12, Memphis 11, Virginia Tech 8, Temple 7, Missouri St. 6, UNLV 4, Tennessee 3, Baylor 2, Coastal Carolina 2, Va. Commonwealth 2, Belmont 1, Duquesne 1, Harvard 1, Penn St. 1.

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Coaches poll:

The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 23, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Ohio State (31) 20-0 775 1

2. Pittsburgh 19-1 727 4

3. Duke 18-1 712 5

4. San Diego State 20-0 677 6

5. Connecticut 16-2 624 8

6. Kansas 18-1 618 2

7. Villanova 17-2 580 7

8. Texas 16-3 563 11

9. BYU 19-1 553 9

10. Syracuse 18-2 498 3

11. Texas A&M 17-2 436 10

12. Purdue 17-3 421 13

13. Missouri 17-3 398 14

14. Notre Dame 16-4 364 16

15. Wisconsin 15-4 323 17

16. Kentucky 15-4 307 12

17. Washington 15-4 271 20

18. Minnesota 15-4 264 19

19. Louisville 15-4 173 15

20. Georgetown 14-5 140 23

21. Illinois 14-6 136 22

22. Vanderbilt 14-4 74 —

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23. Florida 15-4 67 —

24. Saint Mary's 17-3 58 21

25. Utah State 18-2 57 —

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 53, Arizona 52, Florida State 47, Cincinnati 30, Georgia 17, West Virginia 17, UNLV 11, Missouri State 8, Temple 7, Cleveland State 3, Coastal Carolina 3, Xavier 3, Kansas State 2, Memphis 2, North Carolina 2, Baylor 1, Belmont 1.