No. 4 Pitt (27-5) equaled its best-ever ranking in a final Associated Press Top 25 poll, released on Monday. The Panthers also were ranked fourth in the 2003 and 2009 final AP polls. Pitt’s only other top-10 rankings in the final poll were 2004 (ninth), 2002 (ninth) and 1988 (eighth). The Panthers also are fourth in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ poll.