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That didn’t last long.

Michigan State remained ahead of Michigan in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for all of one week, with the Wolverines climbing to No. 7 this week, and the Spartans dropping to No. 9.

Michigan State (23-6) was ranked No. 6 last week, but dropped three spots thanks to Saturday’s 63-62 loss at Indiana. Michigan (26-4), meanwhile, went on the road Sunday and toppled then-No. 17 Maryland, 69-62, to power its move up two spots.

The two meet Saturday night in East Lansing.

Gonzaga and Virginia remain Nos. 1-2 in a week of big changes in the poll.

The Bulldogs received 42 of 64 votes in the men’s college basketball poll released Monday after finishing an undefeated run through the West Coast Conference. The Cavaliers had 21 first-place votes and No. 4 Duke, which fell a spot, had the remaining one.

North Carolina and Tennessee both moved up two spots, to Nos. 3 and 5.

Gonzaga and Virginia were the only teams to hold their spots from last week.

The Zags moved to No. 1 last week and beat Pacific and Saint Mary’s this week to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 20 games.

No. 25 Central Florida is ranked for the first time since 2010-11.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS MEN’S TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Gonzaga (42)

29-2

1578

1

2. Virginia (21)

26-2

1553

2

3. North Carolina

24-5

1428

5

4. Duke (1)

25-4

1399

3

5. Tennessee

26-3

1366

7

6. Kentucky

24-5

1274

4

7. Michigan

26-4

1216

9

8. Texas Tech

24-5

1100

11

9. Michigan State

23-6

1039

6

10. LSU

24-5

1005

13

11. Purdue

22-7

999

14

12. Houston

27-2

895

8

13. Kansas

22-7

798

15

14. Florida State

23-6

702

18

15. Virginia Tech

22-6

668

20

16. Marquette

23-6

626

10

17. Nevada

26-3

579

12

18. Kansas State

22-7

499

16

19. Buffalo

26-3

437

21

20. Cincinnati

25-4

408

23

21. Wisconsin

20-9

322

19

22. Wofford

26-4

269

24

23. Villanova

22-8

214

24. Maryland

21-9

207

17

25. UCF

22-6

48

Others receiving votes: Auburn 43, Mississippi State 25, Iowa St. 21, Utah St. 17, VCU 14, Washington 14, Louisville 12, New Mexico State 8, Baylor 7, Belmont 7, Old Dominion 3.

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