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Tuesday / May 26.
  • Villanova new No. 1 in AP Top 25 after Michigan State loss; West Virginia jumps to No. 2

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    Following Michigan State’s loss to Ohio State, Villanova reemerged as the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 poll, with West Virginia at No. 2.

    On top of Michigan State’s loss on Sunday, Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Xavier and Louisville were among the teams that lost on Saturday. Duke, UNC and Kentucky lost on the same day as ranked teams for the first time since 1997.

    Duke fell to No. 7 from No. 2, while North Carolina and Kentucky fell to Nos. 20 and 21, respectively.

    The Big East placed four teams in the poll, including No. 1 Villanova, No. 10 Xavier, No. 13 Seton Hall and No. 25 Creighton.

     

    Here’s the poll:

    1-Villanova (14-1)

    2. West Virginia (14-1).

    3. Virginia (14-1)

    4. Michigan State (15-2)

    5. Purdue (15-2)

    5. Wichita State (13-2)

    7. Duke (13-2)

    8. Texas Tech (14-1)

    9. Oklahoma (12-2)

    10. Xavier (15-2)

    11. Arizona State (13-2)

    12. Kansas (12-3)

    13. Seton Hall (14-2)

    14. Cincinnati (14-2)

    15. Gonzaga (14-3)

    16. TCU (13-2)

    17. Arizona (12-4)

    18. Miami (13-2)

    19. Clemson (14-1)

    20. North Carolina (12-4)

    21. Kentucky (12-3)

    22. Auburn (14-1)

    23. Florida State (12-3)

    24. Tennessee (12-4)

    25. Creighton (10-3)

    Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 121, Florida 85, Texas A&M 62, Ohio St. 29, Rhode Island 7, Michigan 5, Nevada 2, Baylor 2, New Mexico St. 1, Georgia 1, Arkansas 1



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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.