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Wednesday / May 27.
  • Villanova leapfrogs Michigan State for top spot in men’s AP Top 25; major shuffles include Arizona St. at 5.

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    Villanova, which is off to a perfect 10-0 start for the fourth time in five years, leapfrogged Michigan State to become the new No. 1 team in the AP Poll Monday.

    Michigan State, Wichita State, Duke and unbeaten Arizona State round out the top 5.

    Kansas, after losing two straight, including to Arizona State on Sunday, dropped to No. 13 from No. 2

    After wins last week over No. 22 Texas Tech and No. 17 Louisville, Seton Hall moved up to No. 15 from No. 19, giving the Big East three of the Top 15 teams in No. 1 Villanova, No. 10 Xavier and No. 15 Seton Hall.

     

    Here’s the poll:

    1-Villanova (10-0)

    2. Michigan State (9-1)

    3. Wichita State (8-1)

    4. Duke (11-1)

    5. Arizona State (9-0)

    6. Miami (8-0)

    7. North Carolina (9-1)

    8. Kentucky (8-1)

    9. Texas A&M (8-1)

    10. Xavier (9-1)

    11. West Virginia (9-1)

    12. Gonzaga (8-2)

    13. Kansas (7-2)

    14. TCU (10-0)

    15. Seton Hall (8-1)

    16. Virginia (8-1)

    17. Purdue (10-2)

    18. Notre Dame (8-2)

    19. Florida State (9-0)

    20. Tennessee (7-1)

    21. Baylor (7-2)

    22. Florida (6-3)

    23. Arizona (7-3)

    24. Texas Tech (7-1)

    25. Cincinnati (7-2)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.