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Raleigh, N.C. — Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 over Michigan State, while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins.

Michigan (22-7), meanwhile, jumped five spots to No. 17, thanks in part to Sunday’s 74-62 victory over then-No. 8 Ohio State.

Michigan State remained No. 1 in the coaches poll, while Michigan jumped five spots again, this time to No. 16.

The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Monday. That’s 12 more than last week, when they reached No. 1 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era.

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The top four remained unchanged, with No. 2 Michigan State (26-3) earning 19 first-place votes after rallying from 27 down to beat Northwestern for its 10th straight victory. Third-ranked Villanova got the other four first-place votes after winning at No. 4 Xavier.

Fifth-ranked Duke jumped seven spots after beating Virginia Tech and Clemson despite playing without injured top freshman Marvin Bagley III.

Middle Tennessee checked in at 24th, marking its first AP Top 25 appearance in program history.

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv 

1. Virginia (42)

24-2

1601

2. Michigan State (19)

26-3

1565

3. Villanova (4)

24-3

1509

4. Xavier

24-4

1398

5. Duke

22-5

1292

12 

6. Texas Tech

22-5

1206

6. Gonzaga

25-4

1206

8. Kansas

21-6

1166

13 

9. Purdue

24-5

1130

10. North Carolina

21-7

1074

14 

11. Cincinnati

23-4

954

12. Auburn

23-4

873

10 

13. Wichita State

21-5

870

19 

14. Arizona

21-6

831

17 

15. Clemson

20-6

683

11 

16. Ohio State

22-7

680

17. Michigan

22-7

615

22 

18. Rhode Island

21-4

455

16 

19. Tennessee

19-7

427

18 

20. Nevada

23-5

330

24 

21. West Virginia

19-8

329

20 

22. Saint Mary’s (Cal)

25-4

291

15 

23. Houston

21-5

263

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24. Middle Tennessee

22-5

87

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25. Florida State

19-8

63

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Others receiving votes: Baylor 52, Kentucky 33, Arizona State 32, Arkansas 23, UCLA 20, St. Bonaventure 13, Virginia Tech 12, Creighton 10, Penn State 6, Kansas State 5, Missouri 5, Texas A&M 4, TCU 4, Butler 2, Loyola of Chicago 2, Alabama 1, Oklahoma 1, Boise State 1, ETSU 1.

COACHES POLL

 

Record

Pts

Pvs 

1. Michigan State (20)

26-3

782

2. Virginia (8)

24-2

773

3. Villanova (4)

24-3

745

4. Xavier

24-4

656

5. Duke

22-5

655

10 

6. Gonzaga

25-4

602

7. Texas Tech

22-5

588

8. Kansas

21-6

566

13 

9. Purdue

24-5

526

10. North Carolina

21-7

498

16 

11. Cincinnati

23-4

497

12. Wichita State

21-5

404

18 

13. Auburn

23-4

358

11 

14. Arizona

21-6

340

19 

15. Ohio State

22-7

339

16. Michigan

22-7

325

21 

17. Clemson

20-6

324

12 

18. Rhode Island

21-4

263

14 

19. Tennessee

19-7

208

17 

20. Saint Mary’s

25-4

173

15 

21. West Virginia

19-8

168

20 

22. Nevada

23-5

143

24 

23. Houston

21-5

119

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24. Middle Tennessee

22-5

72

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25. Arizona State

19-7

47

22 

Others receiving votes: Creighton 34, Kentucky 31, Virginia Tech 20, Florida State 18, Texas A&M 15, Florida 14, Seton Hall 13, Baylor 12, St. Bonaventure 11, UCLA 11, Butler 9, Kansas State 9, Miami 9, Nebraska 7, Loyola of Chicago 6, Arkansas 3, ETSU 2, Boise State 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, New Mexico State 1, Oklahoma 1, TCU 1.

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