NEW YORK — Gonzaga is back atop the AP Best 25 men’s university basketball poll and Washington has rejoined the poll, clocking in at 25.
The Zags moved up a place Monday to commence a second stint at No. 1 this year, both of those times changing Duke at the prime. The Bulldogs earned 44 of 64 very first-place votes.
Gonzaga (27-2) spent two weeks at No. 1 immediately after beating the Blue Devils to gain the Maui Invitational in November. Mark Few’s workforce fell out immediately after a December reduction to Tennessee followed by an additional to North Carolina, but it has given that gained 18 straight game titles.
The Huskies direct the Pac 12 with a 13-1 meeting record. The workforce is 25-5 general and clinched at minimum a share of the meeting common-year title on Saturday by defeating Colorado.
Virginia moved up a place to No. 2 and had 15 very first-place votes, while the Blue Devils fell to 3rd immediately after losing at house to rival North Carolina in a video game that saw freshman star Zion Williamson go down with an harm to his appropriate knee in the opening minute — comprehensive with the picture of his remaining foot tearing as a result of his shoe as he fell to the flooring.
The Tar Heels climbed to a year-higher fifth driving Kentucky. Michigan Condition, Tennessee, Houston, Michigan and Marquette rounded out the prime 10.
Preseason No. 1 Kansas fell to 15th, the Jayhawks’ cheapest rating given that January 2014.
There were three new additions to this week’s poll, headlined by Wofford checking in at No. 24 for the very first AP poll appearance in plan historical past. The Terriers (24-4) are 16- in the Southern Meeting and their only losses have arrive towards electricity-meeting groups UNC, Oklahoma, Kansas and Mississippi Condition.
Cincinnati and Washington both of those re-entered the poll, while Louisville, Iowa Condition and reigning national winner Villanova slid out.