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Wednesday / February 24.
  • Duke drops out of AP Top 25 for the first time since 2016; Gonzaga, Baylor, Villanova remain 1-2-3.

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Duke has fallen out of the Associated Press Top-25 poll Monday for the first time since February 2016.

    After falling to Virginia Tech on Jan. 12, Duke dropped to 5-3 overall (3-1 ACC).

    Duke’s streak of 91 consecutive weeks in the Top 25 was second only to No. 9 Kansas, which extended its record to 229 weeks.

    The top of the poll remained unchanged with Gonzaga, Baylor and Villanova maintaining their grip on the top-three, despite Villanova not playing a game since Dec. 23 due to COVID-19 protocols.

    No. 18 Alabama and No. 24 UCLA were the two new additions to the AP Top 25.

    The Crimson Tide improved to 11-3 (6-0 SEC) on the season after defeating Arkansas Saturday for its seventh consecutive win.

    UCLA moved to 11-2 (7-0 Pac-12) with wins over Washington State and Washington.

    The Associated Press Top 25 as of Monday, January 18 is listed below:

    1. Gonzaga (62)
    2. Baylor (2)
    3. Villanova
    4. Iowa
    5. Texas
    6. Tennessee
    7. Michigan
    8. Houston
    9. Kansas
    10. Wisconsin
    11. Creighton
    12. Texas Tech
    13. Virginia
    14. West Virginia
    15. Ohio State
    16. Virginia Tech
    17. Minnesota
    18. Alabama
    19. Missouri
    20. Clemson
    21. Oregon
    22. Illinois
    23. UConn
    24. UCLA
    25. Saint Louis
    Others receiving votes: Louisville 155, Colorado 148, Oklahoma State 119, Florida State 112, USC 74, Duke 43, Drake 42, LSU 20, Boise State 15, Xavier 7, Belmont 5, Michigan State 3, Winthrop 3, Toledo 2, Utah State 1, Purdue 1

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