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Sunday / June 16.
  • Gonzaga leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in men’s AP Top 25 after knocking off Duke, which falls to No. 3

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    After knocking off then-No. 1 Duke last Wednesday in the Maui Invitational final, Gonzaga leapfrogged Kansas to become the new No. 1 team in the nation.

    It’s the third time in program history that Gonzaga has risen to No. 1. But, the Zags have now climbed to the nation’s top spot in three of the last seven seasons.

    Kansas remained at No. 2 despite beating No. 5 Tennessee to win the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday at Barclays Center.

    Duke fell to No. 3.

    Virginia, Nevada, Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn, Michigan State and KEntucky round out the Top 10.

    After last week, when the Big East didn’t have a team in the Top 25 for the first time since February 1982, Villanova re-enters the poll at No. 23.

    Associated Press Top 25 Poll

    RK

    TEAM

    RECORD

    PTS

    1

    Gonzaga (32)

    6-0

    1,590

    2

    Kansas (31)

    5-0

    1,584

    3

    Duke (1)

    5-1

    1,486

    4

    Virginia (1)

    6-0

    1,396

    5

    Nevada

    6-0

    1,329

    6

    Tennessee

    4-1

    1,284

    7

    Michigan

    6-0

    1,213

    8

    Auburn

    5-1

    1,129

    9

    Michigan State

    5-1

    1,111

    10

    Kentucky

    5-1

    1,022

    11

    North Carolina

    6-1

    943

    12

    Kansas State

    6-0

    936

    13

    Virginia Tech

    5-0

    921

    14

    Iowa

    5-0

    599

    15

    Florida State

    5-1

    581

    16

    Ohio State

    6-0

    511

    17

    Texas

    5-1

    486

    18

    Oregon

    4-1

    439

    19

    Purdue

    5-1

    387

    20

    Texas Tech

    6-0

    380

    21

    Buffalo

    5-0

    351

    22

    Wisconsin

    5-1

    253

    23

    Villanova

    5-2

    217

    24

    Maryland

    6-0

    170

    25

    Mississippi State

    4-1

    161

    Others receiving votes: Arizona State 156, Clemson 135, Furman 72, Creighton 65, LSU 41, Indiana 35, UCLA 30, Iowa State 22, St. John’s 19, Minnesota 17, Miami 10, Syracuse 8, TCU 8, Nebraska 6, Arkansas 6, Notre Dame 4, UConn 4, Florida 3, UCF 3, Davidson 1, Houston 1

     

    USA Today/Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

    RK

    TEAM

    RECORD

    PTS

    1

    Gonzaga (17)

    6-0

    784

    2

    Kansas (15)

    5-0

    782

    3

    Duke

    5-1

    712

    4

    Virginia

    6-0

    710

    5

    Michigan

    6-0

    638

    6

    Nevada

    6-0

    614

    7

    Tennessee

    4-1

    612

    8

    Michigan State

    5-1

    542

    9

    Kentucky

    5-1

    502

    10

    Auburn

    5-1

    492

    10

    Kansas State

    6-0

    492

    12

    Virginia Tech

    5-0

    471

    13

    North Carolina

    6-1

    452

    14

    Florida State

    5-1

    275

    15

    Iowa

    5-0

    264

    16

    Ohio State

    6-0

    249

    17

    Texas

    5-1

    235

    18

    Purdue

    5-1

    209

    19

    Texas Tech

    6-0

    173

    20

    Buffalo

    5-0

    159

    21

    Oregon

    4-1

    157

    22

    Wisconsin

    5-1

    139

    23

    Villanova

    5-2

    118

    24

    Clemson

    5-1

    114

    25

    Mississippi State

    4-1

    97

    Others receiving votes: Maryland 77, Arizona State 51, UCLA 37, LSU 36, Miami 30, Furman 27, Creighton 26, Minnesota 19, NC State 19, Iowa State 16, Butler 12, UCF 9, St. John’s 9, Nebraska 8, Syracuse 7, Houston 7, TCU 7, Indiana 5, West Virginia 4, Arkansas 1, North Texas 1

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