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Wednesday / February 20.
  • Tennessee still No. 1 and top 4 in AP Top 25 unchanged; losses by Michigan, Michigan State cause shake-up

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    Tennessee remained atop the AP Top 25 poll while riding a 16-game winning streak and Duke, Virginia and Gonzaga stayed at 2-4.

    Kentucky moved up to No. 5, while Michigan and Michigan State both dropped in the poll after losses.

    Kansas, the preseason No. 1, continued to drop, falling to No. 13 after losing to Texas.

    The Big East has Marquette at No. 10 and Villanova at No. 14.

    Here’s the updated poll:

     

    AP Poll

    1. Tennessee (20-1)

    2. Duke (19-2)

    3. Virginia (20-1)

    4. Gonzaga (21-2)

    5. Kentucky (18-3)

    6. Nevada (21-1)

    7. Michigan (20-2)

    8. North Carolina (17-4)

    9. Michigan State (18-4)

    10. Marquette (19-3)

    11. Virginia Tech (18-3)

    12. Houston (21-1)

    13. Kansas (17-5)

    14. Villanova (18-4)

    15. Purdue (16-6)

    16. Louisville (16-6)

    17. Iowa State (17-5)

    18. Texas Tech (17-5)

    19. Wisconsin (16-6)

    20. Iowa (17-5)

    21. LSU (17-4)

    22. Florida State (16-5)

    23. Buffalo (19-3)

    24. Maryland (17-6)

    25. Cincinnati (19-3)

    Others receiving votes:Washington 135, Mississippi St. 133, Auburn 128, Kansas St 114, Baylor 44, Wofford 15, Lipscomb 5, Syracuse 3.

     

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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.