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Thursday / June 27.
  • Media panel sticks with Tennessee as No. 1 in AP Top 25, despite NCAA’s pick of Duke as leader in tournament rankings

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    Duke may lead the NCAA Tournament rankings released this weekend, but Tennessee remained atop the AP Top 25 poll released Monday.

    Duke follows at No. 2 with Gonzaga leapfrogging Virginia into the No. 3 spot following Duke’s win Saturday at Virginia. Kentucky remained at No. 5.

    Here’s the updated poll:

     

    AP Poll

    1. Tennessee (23-1)

    2. Duke (21-2)

    3. Gonzaga (23-2)

    4. Virginia (2–2)

    5. Kentucky (20-3)

    6. Michigan (22-2)

    7. Nevada (23-1)

    8. North Carolina (19-4)

    9. Houston (23-1)

    10. Marquette (20-4)

    11. Michigan State (19-5)

    12. Purdue (17-6)

    13. Villanova (19-5)

    14. Kansas (18-6)

    15. Texas Tech (19-5)

    16. Louisville (17-7)

    17. Florida State (18-5)

    18. Kansas Tech (18-5)

    19. LSU (19-4)

    20. Wisconsin (17-7)

    21. Iowa (19-5)

    22. Virginia Tech (18-5)

    23. Iowa State (18-6)

    24. Maryland (18-6)

    25. Buffalo (20-3)

    Others receiving votes:Cincinnati 76, Auburn 35, Wofford 22, Washington 17, Lipscomb 6, TCU 5, Texas 3, Clemson 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.