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

1 Gonzaga (41) 29-2 1,572 1
2 Virginia (23) 28-2 1,559 2
3 North Carolina 26-5 1,474 3
4 Kentucky 26-5 1,373 6
5 Duke 26-5 1,298 4
6 Michigan State 25-6 1,226 9
7 Texas Tech 26-5 1,211 8
8 Tennessee 27-4 1,200 5
9 LSU 26-5 1,089 10
10 Michigan 26-5 1,041 7
11 Houston 29-2 963 12
12 Florida State 25-6 856 14
13 Purdue 23-8 831 11
14 Nevada 28-3 684 17
15 Kansas State 24-7 680 18
16 Virginia Tech 23-7 625 15
17 Kansas 23-8 602 13
18 Buffalo 28-3 539 19
19 Wisconsin 22-9 466 21
20 Wofford 28-4 387 22
21 Maryland 22-9 319 24
22 Auburn 22-9 268 NR
23 Marquette 23-8 109 16
24 Cincinnati 25-6 108 20
25 Villanova 22-9 80 23
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