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Beating No. 3-ranked Purdue wasn’t enough for Michigan State this week in the Associated Press Top 25.

Instead, Virginia has climbed to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the first time in more than 35 years. However, the Spartans landed the top spot in the coaches poll, with Villanova checking in at No. 2

The Spartans (24-3) climbed two slots to No. 2 after their win against Purdue, while last week’s No. 1 Villanova fell to third after a home loss to St. John’s.

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The Cavaliers earned 30 of 65 first-place votes in Monday’s latest poll to outdistance Michigan State. Virginia had suffered an overtime home loss Saturday to Virginia Tech, part of an upset-filled week that saw the top three teams lose.

But Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers rose above the turmoil at the top, climbing a slot to No. 1 for the first time since December 1982 — the senior season of 7-foot-4 great Ralph Sampson.

Xavier and Cincinnati rounded out the top five. Michigan (20-7) dropped two spots to No. 22 in the AP poll. The Wolverines are ranked No. 21 in the coaches poll.

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Virginia (30)

23-2

1557

2

2. Michigan State (21)

24-3

1527

4

3. Villanova (9)

23-2

1518

1

4. Xavier (5)

23-3

1465

5

5. Cincinnati

23-2

1359

6

6. Purdue

23-4

1269

3

7. Texas Tech

21-4

1258

7

8. Ohio State

22-5

1094

14

9. Gonzaga

23-4

1063

12

10. Auburn

22-3

1025

8

11. Clemson

20-4

945

16

12. Duke

20-5

942

9

13. Kansas

19-6

816

10

14. North Carolina

19-7

763

21

15. Saint Mary’s (Cal)

24-3

683

11

16. Rhode Island

20-3

666

18

17. Arizona

20-6

594

13

18. Tennessee

18-6

580

15

19. Wichita State

19-5

495

22

20. West Virginia

18-7

339

19

21. Texas A&M

17-8

241

22. Michigan

20-7

239

20

23. Oklahoma

16-8

152

17

24. Nevada

21-5

87

23

25. Arizona State

19-6

83

Others receiving votes: New Mexico State 66, Florida 48, Creighton 44, Butler 43, Virginia Tech 29, Middle Tennessee 26, Alabama 22, Houston 16, Nebraska 15, Missouri 14, Miami 10, Kentucky 8, TCU 8, ETSU 5, Oklahoma State 4, St. Bonaventure 3, Louisville 2, Vermont 1, Florida State 1.

COACHES POLL

 

Record

Pts

Pvs

1. Michigan State (17)

24-3

763

4

2. Villanova (8)

23-2

742

1

3. Virginia (5)

23-2

736

2

4. Xavier (1)

23-3

719

5

5. Cincinnati (1)

23-2

675

6

6. Texas Tech

21-4

604

7

7. Purdue

23-4

601

3

8. Gonzaga

23-4

542

11

9. Ohio State

22-5

517

16

10. Duke

20-5

486

8

11. Auburn

22-3

447

9

12. Clemson

20-4

424

15

13. Kansas

19-6

393

10

14. Rhode Island

20-3

342

19

15. Saint Mary’s

24-3

341

12

16. North Carolina

19-7

314

22

17. Tennessee

18-6

290

14

18. Wichita State

19-5

250

21

19. Arizona

20-6

237

13

20. West Virginia

18-7

184

17

21. Michigan

20-7

174

20

22. Arizona State

19-6

88

23. Oklahoma

16-8

87

18

24. Nevada

21-5

76

23

25. Creighton

18-7

62

Others receiving votes: Florida 57, Texas A&M 51, Middle Tennessee 32, New Mexico State 30, Houston 25, Miami 23, Butler 20, Nebraska 18, Virginia Tech 17, Alabama 6, Loyola of Chicago 6, UCLA 6, Louisville 5, Kentucky 4, Seton Hall 3, TCU 2, ETSU 1.

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