Gonzaga, Virginia, UNC remain 1-2-3 atop new AP Top 25 poll; VT No. 16

NEW YORK (AP) — Gonzaga, Virginia and North Carolina remain 1-2-3 atop an otherwise reshuffled top 10 in the latest AP Top 25 poll.
The Zags sit on top for a third straight week, earning 41 of 64 first-place votes on Monday. And the Cavaliers also stayed put behind Gonzaga for a third straight week, claiming the remaining 23 first-place votes.
Gonzaga (29-2) didn’t play last week after wrapping up its regular-season schedule on March 2. The Zags return to the court against Pepperdine on Monday night to start play in the West Coast Conference Tournament. Virginia (28-2) and UNC (26-5) finished tied atop the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season standings with wins Saturday.
Kentucky was fourth, followed by Duke — which lost for a second time to the rival Tar Heels without freshman star Zion Williamson, though coach Mike Krzyzewski has said the 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson could be ready for this week’s ACC Tournament.
Michigan State, Texas Tech, Tennessee, LSU and Michigan rounded out the top 10.
Preseason No. 1 Kansas fell to No. 17 for its lowest ranking since the 2013-14 season, which followed last week’s end of the Jayhawks’ 14-year run of winning at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.
No. 23 Marquette had the biggest fall of the week, sliding seven spots after closing the regular season on a four-game losing streak. Kansas and No. 24 Cincinnati each fell four spots.
Auburn is the only addition at No. 22, returning for the first time since mid-January and after peaking at No. 7 in December. UCF slid out from its No. 25 ranking in the last poll.

AP Poll

1Gonzaga (41)29-21,5721
2Virginia (23)28-21,5592
3North Carolina26-51,4743
4Kentucky26-51,3736
5Duke26-51,2984
6Michigan State25-61,2269
7Texas Tech26-51,2118
8Tennessee27-41,2005
9LSU26-51,08910
10Michigan26-51,0417
11Houston29-296312
12Florida State25-685614
13Purdue23-883111
14Nevada28-368417
15Kansas State24-768018
16Virginia Tech23-762515
17Kansas23-860213
18Buffalo28-353919
19Wisconsin22-946621
20Wofford28-438722
21Maryland22-931924
22Auburn22-9268NR
23Marquette23-810916
24Cincinnati25-610820
25Villanova22-98023