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Michigan held on to its No. 2 ranking in the AP men’s college basketball poll on Monday following a win over Binghamton on Sunday.

Michigan State also maintained its position in the poll at No. 8 after Saturday’s win over Northern Illinois.

The Wolverines (13-0), who earned nine first-place votes, return to action Thursday at home against Penn State at 7 p.m.

The Spartans (11-2) are back in action Wednesday, also at home, against Northwestern at 8:30 p.m.

Duke earned 35 of 64 first-place votes to stay at No. 1 for the second straight week and fourth week this season. The top 12 in the poll remained unchanged.

Duke (11-1) hasn’t played since beating No. 11 Texas Tech in New York on Dec. 20, making the Blue Devils one of five ranked teams to be off through the holiday week. That schedule featured no matchups between ranked teams to limit potential movement in the poll, though that figures to change with conference play set to get rolling this week.

Michigan and Michigan State also held steady in the USA Today coaches' poll, the Wolverines at No. 4 and the Spartans at No. 7.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

First-place votes in parentheses.

 

REC

PTS

PVS

1. Duke (35)

11-1

1530

1

2. Michigan (9)

13-0

1478

2

3. Tennessee (12)

11-1

1469

3

4. Virginia (4)

11-0

1428

4

5. Kansas (4)

11-1

1378

5

6. Nevada

13-0

1317

6

7. Gonzaga

12-2

1200

7

8. Michigan State

11-2

1146

8

9. Florida State

11-1

1063

9

10. Virginia Tech

11-1

934

10

11. Texas Tech

11-1

893

11

12. Auburn

11-2

820

12

13. Kentucky

10-2

799

16

14. Ohio State

12-1

769

13

15. North Carolina

9-3

744

14

16. Marquette

11-2

595

18

17. Mississippi State

12-1

572

19

18. N.C. State

12-1

424

20

19. Houston

13-0

368

22

20. Buffalo

12-1

353

21

21. Indiana

11-2

330

23

22. Wisconsin

10-3

250

15

23. Oklahoma

11-1

244

25

24. Nebraska

11-2

204

25. Iowa

11-2

182

24

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 116, Kansas State 61, Villanova 43, Seton Hall 24, TCU 20, Cincinnati 14, Iowa State 10, Florida 6, Purdue 6, Toledo 5, Louisville 3, North Texas 1, St. John’s 1.

COACHES' POLL

First-place votes in parentheses.

 

REC

PTS

PVS

1. Duke (10)

11-1

759

2

2. Virginia (11)

11-0

757

1

3. Tennessee (7)

11-1

734

3

4. Michigan (4)

13-0

729

4

5. Nevada

13-0

655

6

6. Kansas

11-1

643

5

7. Michigan State

11-2

593

7

8. Gonzaga

12-2

577

8

9. Florida State

11-1

518

9

10. Virginia Tech

11-1

490

10

11. Texas Tech

11-1

442

13

12. Ohio State

12-1

413

11

13. Auburn

11-2

403

11

14. Kentucky

10-2

391

15

15. North Carolina

9-3

374

14

16. Mississippi State

12-1

299

17

17. Houston

13-0

233

19

18. Marquette

11-2

211

20

19. N.C. State

12-1

179

24

20. Buffalo

12-1

134

22

20. Iowa

11-2

134

21

22. Indiana

11-2

128

25

23. Nebraska

11-2

117

23

23. Wisconsin

10-3

117

16

25. Oklahoma

11-1

96

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 71, Villanova 37, Cincinnati 34, TCU 27, Kansas State 26, Iowa State 23, Seton Hall 18, Florida 12, UCF 9, Purdue 7, Furman 5, North Texas 3, St. John’s 1, Toledo 1.

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