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Monday / September 23.
  • Gonzaga reclaims No. 1 in AP Top 25; No. 15 Kansas at lowest rank since 2014; Wofford debuts at 24th

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    Gonzaga returned to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 following Duke’s loss last week to North Carolina.

    The Zags (27-2, 14-0 West Coast Conference) own the nation’s longest active winning streak with 18 consecutive victories. Gonzaga completed the program’s fourth undefeated home slate with wins over Pepperdine and BYU.

    Virginia is No. 2, followed by Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina.

    Kansas fell to No. 15, its lowest rank since 2014.

    Villanova dropped out after losing three straight, leaving Marquette as the lone Big East team at No. 10.

    Wofford of the Southern Conference debuted at No. 24.

    Three of the top five are from the ACC, with five ACC teams overall.

    There are six Big Ten teams.

    Here’s the updated poll:

     

    AP Poll

    1. Gonzaga (27-2)

    2. Virginia (24-2)

    3. Duke (24-3)

    4. Kentucky (23-4)

    5. North Carolina (22-5)

    6. Michigan State (23-5)

    7. Tennessee (24-3)

    8. Houston (26-1)

    9. Michigan (24-4)

    10. Marquette (23-4)

    11. Texas Tech (22-5)

    12. Nevada (25-2)

    13. LSU (22-5)

    14. Purdue (20-7)

    15. Kansas (20-7)

    16. Kansas State (21-6)

    17. Maryland (21-7)

    18. Florida State (21-6)

    19. Wisconsin (19-8)

    20. Virginia Tech (21-6)

    21. Buffalo (24-3)

    22. Iowa (21-6)

    23. Cincinnati (23-4)

    24. Wofford (24-4)

    25. Washington (22-5)

    Others receiving votes:Louisville 90, Villanova 63, Iowa St. 58, Mississippi St. 28, Auburn 16, Baylor 10, VCU 4, Old Dominion 2, New Mexico St. 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.