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Raleigh, N.C. — Virginia is now the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while Michigan made a big jump into the top 10 after winning the Big Ten Tournament title.

Michigan jumped eight spots to No. 7 after beating Michigan State and Purdue to win a second straight Big Ten title. The Spartans dropped two spots to No. 4.

The Cavaliers earned all 65 first-place votes in Monday’s poll after finishing four games ahead of the field in the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season race. This was Virginia’s fourth straight week at No. 1, with the Cavaliers acquiring more first-place votes each time until claiming them all this week.

Villanova hopped over Xavier to reach No. 2. The Wildcats beat the Musketeers twice this season, though Xavier won the Big East regular-season race outright.

Michigan State, Duke, Gonzaga and Michigan followed.

The Wolverines had the biggest climb of the week by far, with most rising teams inching up a spot or two. No. 15 Arizona – which won the Pac-12 regular-season title outright — and No. 21 Houston had the second-biggest climbs with each rising four spots.

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv 

1. Virginia (65)

28-2

1625

2. Villanova

27-4

1516

3. Xavier

27-4

1510

4. Michigan State

29-4

1346

5. Duke

25-6

1340

6. Gonzaga

28-4

1254

7. Michigan

28-7

1231

15 

8. Cincinnati

27-4

1213

10 

9. Kansas

24-7

1129

10. Purdue

28-6

1096

11. Wichita State

24-6

861

11 

12. North Carolina

22-9

852

13. Tennessee

23-7

825

16 

14. Texas Tech

23-8

784

12 

15. Arizona

24-7

739

19 

16. Auburn

25-6

692

14 

17. Ohio State

24-8

603

13 

18. West Virginia

22-9

486

20 

19. Clemson

22-8

422

18 

20. Saint Mary’s (Cal)

28-4

385

22 

21. Houston

24-6

247

25 

22. Nevada

26-6

218

21 

23. Florida

20-11

192

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24. Miami

22-8

191

— 

25. Rhode Island

23-6

86

17 

Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 72, Kentucky 66, TCU 45, Loyola of Chicago 43, Virginia Tech 15, Seton Hall 10, Middle Tennessee 9, Creighton 8, Arkansas 4, Kansas State 2, Nebraska 2, NC State 2, Buffalo 1, Florida State 1, New Mexico State 1, Texas A&M 1.

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