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Michigan State and Michigan both picked up ground in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll this season.

The Spartans (28-6), who downed the Wolverines in the Big Ten tournament championship on Sunday, moved up one spot to No. 5, while Michigan (28-6) moved up two spots to No. 8.

Michigan Stae is No. 6 in the coaches poll, while Michigan is No. 8.

Duke is back on top in the AP poll, followed by Virginia and North Carolina to give the Atlantic Coast Conference a 1-2-3 showing.

The Blue Devils (29-5) jumped from fifth to first Monday after winning last week’s league tournament with the return of freshman star Zion Williamson from a knee sprain that had sidelined him nearly six full games. That made Duke the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament when the field of 68 teams was unveiled Sunday night.

The Cavaliers (29-3) and Tar Heels (27-6) stayed in their positions in what is believed to be the first time a conference has claimed the top three spots in the final AP poll. Both also earned No. 1 seeds to headline their own NCAA regions.

Gonzaga, the fourth NCAA 1-seed, fell from No. 1 in last week’s AP Top 25 to fourth after losing to Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference Tournament championship game for its first loss since December.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS MEN’S TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Duke (58)

29-5

1592

5

2. Virginia (5)

29-3

1497

2

3. North Carolina

27-6

1453

3

4. Gonzaga (1)

30-3

1398

1

5. Michigan State

28-6

1382

6

6. Tennessee

29-5

1270

8

7. Kentucky

27-6

1232

4

8. Michigan

28-6

1146

10

9. Texas Tech

26-6

1033

7

10. Florida State

27-7

1017

12

11. Houston

31-3

933

11

12. LSU

26-6

886

9

13. Purdue

23-9

727

13

14. Auburn

26-9

665

22

15. Buffalo

31-3

608

18

16. Virginia Tech

24-8

595

16

17. Kansas

25-9

590

17

18. Kansas State

25-8

529

15

19. Wofford

29-4

385

20

20. Nevada

29-4

361

14

21. Wisconsin

23-10

339

19

22. Cincinnati

28-6

335

24

23. Villanova

25-9

306

25

24. Iowa State

23-11

245

25. Utah State

28-6

73

Others receiving votes: Marquette 63, Maryland 55, Mississippi St. 35, Murray State 12, New Mexico State 11, UCF 9, Louisville 8, VCU 4, Seton Hall 3, Old Dominion 2, Liberty 1.

COACHES POLL

 

Record

Pts

Pvs

1. Duke (25)

29-5

744

5

2. Virginia (1)

29-3

701

2

3. Gonzaga (3)

30-3

667

1

4. North Carolina

27-6

666

3

5. Tennessee (1)

29-5

636

8

6. Michigan State

28-6

598

7

7. Kentucky

27-6

565

4

8. Michigan

28-6

538

11

9. Houston

31-3

494

10

10. Texas Tech

26-6

454

6

11. Florida State

27-7

453

13

12. LSU

26-6

370

9

13. Purdue

23-9

356

12

14. Kansas State

25-8

297

14

15. Virginia Tech

24-8

285

15

16. Buffalo

31-3

278

16

17. Kansas

25-9

273

18

18. Auburn

26-9

213

24

19. Wofford

29-4

191

20

20. Nevada

29-4

182

17

21. Wisconsin

23-10

170

19

22. Villanova

25-9

151

25

23. Iowa State

23-11

141

24. Cincinnati

28-6

134

23

25. Marquette

24-9

48

22

25. Utah State

28-6

48

Others receiving votes: Maryland 31, Mississippi State 24, Seton Hall 7, Arizona State 6, Murray State 6, VCU 5, Washington 4, Louisville 3, UCF 3, Florida 2, Liberty 2, Oregon 2, UC Irvine 2.

Note: Two ballots are missing. Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and Randy Bennett of Saint Mary's did not vote before the deadline.

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