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This week’s Michigan-Michigan State game not only is a clash between rivals, it’s officially a top-10 showdown.

Michigan State (21-5) moved up one spot with a pair of victories last week, checking in at No. 10 in Monday’s Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll. Michigan (23-3), which fell to Penn State on Tuesday, dropped one spot to No. 7.

The Spartans opened their week Tuesday by going on the road and defeating then-No. 20 Wisconsin before pulling away late to beat Ohio State on Sunday — a game in which they lost starting center Nick Ward to a broken left hand.

The Wolverines, meanwhile, bounced back from the loss to Penn State by rolling past Maryland on Saturday, 65-52.

Duke has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the poll.

The Blue Devils earned 58 of 64 first-place votes in Monday’s poll to earn a third stint at the top this season. Duke replaced Tennessee, which had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell to fifth after Saturday’s loss at Kentucky.

Gonzaga moved up a spot to No. 2, followed by Virginia and John Calipari’s Wildcats.

Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, Houston and Michigan State rounded out the top 10.

LSU made the week’s biggest jump, climbing six spots to No. 13 after last week’s win at Kentucky. Kansas State fell five spots to No. 23 for the biggest slide.

No new teams joined the Top 25 for the first time this season.

ASSOCIATED PRESS MEN’S TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Duke (58)

23-2

1594

2

2. Gonzaga (6)

25-2

1502

3

3. Virginia

22-2

1476

4

4. Kentucky

21-4

1383

5

5. Tennessee

23-2

1376

1

6. Nevada

24-1

1240

7

7. Michigan

23-3

1150

6

8. North Carolina

20-5

1129

8

9. Houston

25-1

1085

9

10. Michigan State

21-5

1046

11

11. Marquette

21-4

987

10

12. Kansas

20-6

801

14

13. LSU

21-4

773

19

14. Texas Tech

21-5

733

15

15. Purdue

18-7

699

12

16. Florida State

20-5

525

17

17. Villanova

20-6

519

13

18. Louisville

18-8

507

16

19. Iowa State

19-6

426

23

20. Virginia Tech

20-5

408

22

21. Iowa

20-5

389

21

22. Wisconsin

17-8

250

20

23. Kansas State

19-6

249

18

24. Maryland

19-7

211

24

25. Buffalo

22-3

164

25

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 99, Wofford 32, Auburn 21, Washington 20, Mississippi State 2, St. John's 2, Mississippi 1, Yale 1.

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