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Wednesday / June 28.
  • Big East, ACC Each Place Three Teams in Top 10 of AP Top 25

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    The Big East Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference each placed three teams in the Top 10 of the new AP Top 25 released Monday.

    For the Big East, Villanova (6-0) ranks No. 2, with fellow undefeateds Xavier (6-0) and Creighton (6-0) at Nos. 7 and 10 respectively. Unbeaten Butler (6-0) chimes in at No. 18.

    In the ACC, North Carolina (7-0) is at No. 3, with Duke (6-1) at No. 5 and Virginia (6-0) at No. 6. The ACC also has Louisville at No. 14 and Syracuse at No. 22.

    Kentucky remained No. 1 overall.

    Gonzaga, which beat Iowa State to win the AdvoCare Invitational, slots in at No. 8.

    With wins over Oregon, VCU, Michigan State and Louisville, Baylor ranks at No. 9.

    Fresh off winning the Wooden Legacy championship on Sunday night over Texas A&M, UCLA moved to No. 11 from No. 14.

    Michigan and Michigan State both tumbled out of the poll and received votes.

     

    This week’s AP Poll
    1. Kentucky (40 first-place votes) 6-0
    2. Villanova (20) 6-0
    3. North Carolina (4) 7-0
    4. Kansas 5-1
    5. Duke 6-1
    6. Virginia 6-0
    7. Xavier 6-0
    8. Gonzaga 6-0
    9. Baylor 6-0
    10. Creighton 6-0
    11. UCLA 7-0
    12. Saint Mary’s 5-0
    13. Indiana 4-1
    14. Louisville 5-1
    15. Purdue 5-1
    16. Arizona 5-1
    17. Wisconsin 5-2
    18. Butler 6-0
    19. Iowa State 5-1
    20. South Carolina 6-0
    21. Rhode Island 5-1
    22. Syracuse 4-1
    23. Oregon 4-1
    24. Florida 6-1
    25. West Virginia 4-1

    Others receiving votes: Maryland 126, Notre Dame 85, Cincinnati 49, Michigan St. 28, Ohio St. 22, Michigan 13, Temple 8, Southern Cal 7, Houston 6, Florida St. 5, VCU 5, California 3, Tennessee St. 2, Virginia Tech 1, Minnesota 1, Arkansas St. 1, Colorado 1, Rutgers 1, San Diego St. 1.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.