College basketball rankings: Tennessee jumps to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 Poll ahead of Duke and Virginia

For just the second time in program history, Tennessee is the No. 1 team in men's college basketball. Rick Barnes' 16-1 Volunteers are reigning supreme after what was a turbulent week in college hoops and are the top team in the AP Top 25 Poll. 

Duke went 1-1, yet only drops from No. 1 to No. 2, as the Blue Devils' home win against Virginia on Saturday kept them in good standing despite losing in overtime to unranked Syracuse hours after last week's poll published.

Virginia kept good footing at No. 3, while Gonzaga and Michigan are fourth and fifth. Michigan and Virginia were the final two undefeated teams, but both took losses on Saturday. The Michigan State Spartans check in at No. 6.

AP Top 25 Poll

RankSchoolRecordPointsPrevious
1 Tennessee (48) 16-1 1,575 3
2 Duke (11) 15-2 1,520 1
3 Virginia (3) 16-1 1,451 4
4 Gonzaga 18-2 1,374 5
5 Michigan 17-1 1,363 2
6 Michigan State (2) 16-2 1,355 6
7 Nevada 18-1 1,143 10
8 Kentucky 14-3 1,087 12
9 Kansas 15-3 1,060 7
10 Virginia Tech 15-2 1,007 9
11 North Carolina  14-4 895 13
12 Marquette 16-3 861 15
13 Maryland 16-3 751 19
14 Texas Tech 15-3 743 8
15 Buffalo 17-1 743 16
16 Auburn 13-4 627 14
17 Houston 18-1 544 21
18 Villanova 14-4 450 22
19 Iowa 16-3 332 23
20 Mississippi  14-3 291 18
21 North Carolina State 15-3 282 17
22 Mississippi State 14-3 266 24
23 Louisville 13-5 230 NR
24 Iowa State 14-4 156 NR
25 LSU 14-3 154 NR

Others receiving votes: Florida St. 139, Purdue 111, Kansas St 91, Nebraska 66, Wisconsin 64, Oklahoma 16, Syracuse 13, Washington 11, Murray St. 9, Cincinnati 6, Wofford 5, Saint Louis 3, San Francisco 2, Florida 2, TCU 1, Hofstra 1. 

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