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New York — Michigan and Michigan State stayed put in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll.

Michigan (19-1) is at No. 5, followed by Michigan State at No. 6, despite Sunday’s 73-63 loss at Purdue. The Spartans (18-3), who went 2-1 last week with victories against Maryland and Iowa, did lose their two first-place votes from a week ago.

Michigan won both games last week, edging Minnesota 59-57 in Ann Arbor, and throttling Indiana, 69-46, on the road.

Tennessee stayed atop the AP poll for a second straight week.

The Volunteers earned 48 of 64 first-place votes in Monday’s poll to extend the program’s first stint at No. 1 since February 2008. Tennessee (18-1) has won 14 straight games.

The top six remained unchanged, with Duke sitting at No. 2, followed by Virginia, Gonzaga, Michigan and Michigan State. Kentucky moved past Nevada to reach No. 7, while North Carolina and Marquette each rose two spots to round out the top 10.

No. 15 Louisville had the week’s biggest jump – moving up eight spots – while No. 17 Purdue, No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 25 Florida State returned to the rankings.

Auburn, Iowa and Mississippi fell out of the poll.

MEN’S ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Tennessee (48)

18-1

1575

1

2. Duke (12)

17-2

1527

2

3. Virginia (4)

18-1

1473

3

4. Gonzaga

19-2

1382

4

5. Michigan

19-1

1381

5

6. Michigan State

18-3

1235

6

7. Kentucky

16-3

1226

8

8. Nevada

19-1

1158

7

9. North Carolina

15-4

1065

11

10. Marquette

18-3

973

12

11. Kansas

16-4

972

9

12. Virginia Tech

16-3

858

10

13. Houston

20-1

795

17

14. Villanova

16-4

734

18

15. Louisville

15-5

658

23

16. Texas Tech

16-4

561

14

17. Purdue

14-6

532

18. Buffalo

18-2

468

14

19. LSU

16-3

435

25

20. Iowa State

15-5

327

24

21. Maryland

16-5

280

13

22. Mississippi State

15-4

236

22

23. NC State

16-4

203

21

24. Wisconsin

14-6

179

25. Florida State

15-5

141

Others receiving votes: Auburn 85, Cincinnati 76, Washington 75, Kansas St. 73, Oklahoma 41, Iowa 28, Wofford 10, Hofstra 9, Mississippi 7, TCU 7, Nebraska 6, Davidson 5, Syracuse 3, Minnesota 1.

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