Duke reclaims No. 1 in AP Top 25; Tennessee falls to fifth

Duke reclaims No. 1 in AP Top 25; Tennessee falls to fifth

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll.
The Blue Devils earned 58 of 64 first-place votes in Monday’s poll to earn a third stint at the top this season. Duke replaced Tennessee, which had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell to fifth after Saturday’s loss at Kentucky.
Gonzaga moved up a spot to No. 2, followed by Virginia and John Calipari’s Wildcats.
Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, Houston and Michigan State rounded out the top 10.
LSU made the week’s biggest jump, climbing six spots to No. 13 after last week’s win at Kentucky. Kansas State fell five spots to No. 23 for the biggest slide.
No new teams joined the Top 25 for the first time this season.

AP Poll

1 Duke (58) 23-2 1,594 2
2 Gonzaga (6) 25-2 1,502 3
3 Virginia 22-2 1,476 4
4 Kentucky 21-4 1,383 5
5 Tennessee 23-2 1,376 1
6 Nevada 24-1 1,240 7
7 Michigan 23-3 1,150 6
8 North Carolina 20-5 1,129 8
9 Houston 25-1 1,085 9
10 Michigan State 21-5 1,046 11
11 Marquette 21-4 987 10
12 Kansas 20-6 801 14
13 LSU 21-4 773 19
14 Texas Tech 21-5 733 15
15 Purdue 18-7 699 12
16 Florida State 20-5 525 17
17 Villanova 20-6 519 13
18 Louisville 18-8 507 16
19 Iowa State 19-6 426 23
20 Virginia Tech 20-5 408 22
21 Iowa 20-5 389 21
22 Wisconsin 17-8 250 20
23 Kansas State 19-6 249 18
24 Maryland 19-7 211 24
25 Buffalo 22-3 164 25