UK back in AP Top 25, Villanova remains No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) Villanova remains No.1 in this week's AP Top 25.

No. 2 Virginia has pulled closer to its first No. 1 ranking in 35 years.

The Cavaliers received 17 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in the AP Top 25 released on Monday. Villanova remained No. 1 for the fourth straight week, receiving 47 first-place votes.

Virginia (20-1, 9-0 ACC) shut down one of the nation's top offenses in a 65-63 win over Duke last week and held No. 18 Clemson to 36 points.

Purdue remained at No. 3 and No. 4 Duke held its spot despite the loss to Virginia. Michigan State moved up a spot to round out the top 10.

Kentucky returned to the poll at No. 21 after dropping out for the first time in four years.

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (47) 20-1 1,607
2 Virginia (17) 20-1 1,572
3 Purdue (1) 21-2 1,501
4 Duke 18-3 1,372
5 Michigan State 20-3 1,347
6 Xavier 19-3 1,278
7 Kansas 17-4 1,224
8 Cincinnati 19-2 1,208
9 Arizona 18-4 1,103
10 Texas Tech 17-4 987
11 Auburn 19-2 882
12 Oklahoma 15-5 840
13 Saint Mary's 21-2 753
14 Gonzaga 19-4 750
15 West Virginia 16-5 709
16 Wichita State 17-4 635
17 Ohio State 18-5 566
18 Tennessee 15-5 512
19 North Carolina 16-6 470
20 Clemson 17-4 414
21 Kentucky 16-5 344
22 Rhode Island 17-3 327
23 Florida 15-6 172
24 Michigan 17-6 103
25 Arizona State 16-5 100



 
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