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Wednesday / June 19.
  • Duke, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia remain Nos. 1-4 in AP Poll; St. John’s enters at No. 24

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    Duke, which now has four freshmen projected in the first round of the NBA Draft, remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll, while Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia remained 2-4.

    Outside of that there, there were major changes in the poll.

    Kansas fell from No. 5 to 7 after losing to Iowa State, which entered the poll at No. 20.

    Nevada dropped to No. 10 from 6 after losing its first game of the season at New Mexico.

    Kentucky dropped to No. 18 from 13 after falling at Alabama.

    The Big East now has two teams in the poll with Marquette at No. 21 and St. John’s at No. 24.

    AP Poll

    1. Duke (12-1)

    2. Michigan (15-0)

    3. Tennessee (12-1)

    4. Virginia (13-0)

    5. Gonzaga (14-2)

    6. Michigan State (13-3)

    7. Kansas (12-2)

    8. Texas Tech (13-1)

    9. Virginia Tech (13-1)

    10. Nevada (14-1)

    11. Auburn (11-2)

    12. North Carolina (11-3)

    13. Florida State (12-2)

    14. Mississippi State (12-1)

    15. N.C. State (13-1)

    16. Ohio State (12-2)

    17. Houston (15-0)

    18. Kentucky (10-2)

    19. Buffalo (13-1)

    20. Iowa State (12-2)

    21. Marquette (12-3)

    22. Indiana (12-3)

    23. Oklahoma (12-2)

    24. St. John’s (14-1)

    25. TCU (12-1)

    Others receiving votes:Villanova 56, Wisconsin 45, Iowa 40, Minnesota 23, Purdue 20, Nebraska 15, Maryland 14, Seton Hall 14, Alabama 7, UCF 6, Louisville 3, Texas 2, Arizona St 1, Florida 1, North Texas 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.