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On Monday afternoon the latest AP Top 25 college basketball poll was released with plenty of movement at the top of the poll following another wild weekend of upsets, but the No. 1 team remained the same as the Villanova Wildcats held into the top spot for the third week in a row.
Villanova earned 63 of a possible 65 first-place votes.
No. 2 Virginia and No. 3 Purdue each each earned one first-place vote a piece, while Duke moved up one spot to No. 5. Rounding out the top five was the Kansas Jayhawks, which jumped from No. 10 to No. 5.
The Oklahoma Sooners, previously ranked No. 4, tumbled out of the top ten to No. 12.
Perhaps the most surprising note from the poll is the absence of the Kentucky Wildcats. It marks the first time since March 2014 that the Wildcats were left out of the men’s basketball AP Top 25 poll.
Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?
The full college basketball AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below, with first-place votes in parenthesis:
- Villanova (63)
- Virginia (1)
- Purdue (1)
- Michigan State
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- Ohio State
- Texas Tech
- Saint Mary’s
- Wichita State
- Arizona State
- Rhode Island
Others receiving votes: Miami 83, Louisville 81, TCU 45, Kentucky 38, Kansas St. 35, Seton Hall 25, Creighton 20, Florida St. 14, Houston 5, New Mexico St. 4, Boise St. 2, Providence 2