Villanova, Virginia, Purdue stay 1-2-3 atop latest AP Top 25

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Villanova, Virginia and Purdue are making themselves comfortable atop the AP Top 25.
The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in Monday’s latest poll, followed by the second-ranked Cavaliers and the third-ranked Boilermakers. It marked the fourth straight week that with the trio sitting 1-2-3 in the poll as they continue extended winning streaks.
Michigan State climbed a spot to No. 4, followed by No. 5 Xavier.
Sixth-ranked Cincinnati moved to its highest ranking since January 2004, followed by No. 7 Texas Tech reaching its highest ranking since March 1996. And eighth-ranked Auburn has its highest ranking since January 2000.
Ninth-ranked Duke and No. 10 Kansas rounded out the top 10. They slid along with fellow national powers Arizona and Kentucky after losses in an upset-filled weekend.
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AP Top 25

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Villanova 22-1 1,608 1
2 Virginia 22-1 1,572 2
3 Purdue 23-2 1,500 3
4 Michigan State 22-3 1,407 5
5 Xavier 21-3 1,350 6
6 Cincinnati 21-2 1,305 8
7 Texas Tech 19-4 1,182 10
8 Auburn 21-2 1,138 11
9 Duke 19-4 1,075 4
10 Kansas 18-5 1,015 7
11 Saint Mary’s 23-2 895 13
12 Gonzaga 21-4 851 14
13 Arizona 19-5 816 9
14 Ohio State 20-5 747 17
15 Tennessee 17-5 739 18
16 Clemson 19-4 720 20
17 Oklahoma 16-6 636 12
18 Rhode Island 19-3 486 22
19 West Virginia 17-6 457 15
20 Michigan 19-6 331 24
21 North Carolina 17-7 304 19
22 Wichita State 17-5 295 16
23 Nevada 20-4 205 NR
24 Kentucky 17-6 133 21
25 Miami 17-5 76 NR
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