College basketball rankings: Gonzaga takes over No. 1 spot in AP Top 25 Poll, Duke falls to No. 3

Another dominant week for Gonzaga has the WCC-leading Bulldogs atop the latest AP Top 25 Poll released Monday. The Bulldogs' rise was accompanied by Duke's fall, as the Blue Devils -- ranked No. 1 last week -- went 1-1 this week with a 16-point loss to rival North Carolina. They dropped two spots to No. 3.

Sandwiched between the two is Virginia, which notched wins over Virginia Tech and Louisville over the last week. Kentucky remains steady at No. 4, and North Carolina moves up three spots to No. 5.

AP Top 25 poll

RankTeamRecordPointsPrevious
1Gonzaga (44)27-21,5692
2Virginia (15)24-21,5133
3Duke (3)24-31,5021
4Kentucky (2)23-41,4184
5North Carolina22-51,3268
6Michigan State23-51,23210
7Tennessee24-31,1905
8Houston26-11,1459
9Michigan24-41,0577
10Marquette23-41,01911
11Texas Tech22-593814
12Nevada25-28836
13LSU22-583613
14Purdue20-782015
15Kansas20-758012
16Kansas State21-655923
17Maryland21-754924
18Florida State21-650116
19Wisconsin19-846622
20Virginia Tech21-639220
21Buffalo24-328825
22Iowa21-627821
23Cincinnati23-4263NR
24Wofford24-4112NR
25Washington22-592NR

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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