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Thursday / June 20.
  • Tennessee rises to No. 1 in AP Top 25 for first time in 11 years after Duke, Michigan, Virginia all lose

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    Tennessee is back atop the AP Top 25 poll for the first time since 2008 after Duke, Michigan and Virginia all lost last week.

    It marks the second time in program history that the Volunteers have earned the top spot in the AP poll. The first came on Feb. 25, 2008.

    Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga and Michigan round out the top five.

    The Big East has Marquette at No. 12 and Villanova at No. 18

    Here’s the updated poll

     

    AP Poll

    1. Tennessee (16-1)

    2. Duke (15-2)

    3. Virginia (16-1)

    4. Gonzaga (18-2)

    5. Michigan (17-1)

    6. Michigan State (16-2)

    7. Nevada (18-1)

    8. Kentucky (14-3)

    9. Kansas (15-3)

    10. Virginia Tech (15-2)

    11. North Carolina (14-4)

    12. Marquette (16-3)

    13. Maryland (16-3)

    14. Texas Tech (15-3)

    14. Buffalo (17-1)

    16. Auburn (13-4)

    17. Houston (18-1)

    18. Villanova (14-4)

    19. Iowa (16-3)

    20. Mississippi (14-3)

    21. N.C. State (15-3)

    22. Mississippi State (14-3)

    23. Louisville (13-5)

    24. Iowa State (14-4)

    25. LSU (14-3)

    Others receiving votes: Florida St. 139, Purdue 111, Kansas St 91, Nebraska 66, Wisconsin 64, Oklahoma 16, Syracuse 13, Washington 11, Murray St. 9, Cincinnati 6, Wofford 5, Saint Louis 3, San Francisco 2, Florida 2, TCU 1, Hofstra 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.