AP Top 25 basketball rankings: Duke remains No. 1, Iowa joins as No. 23

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Duke remains the top-ranked team in the country. | AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke remained at No. 1 for a fourth straight week while the top 10 remained unchanged in the latest AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll.

The Blue Devils received 36 of 64 first-place votes for their sixth week at No. 1 this season. Second-ranked Michigan earned nine first-place votes, third-ranked Tennessee had 13 and fourth-ranked Virginia had the remaining six.

No. 12 Kentucky and No. 15 Marquette made the biggest jumps by climbing six spots, while No. 24 Mississippi State fell 10 spots for the biggest slide.

There were four new teams in the poll, led by No. 18 Mississippi — which is ranked for the first time since January 2013. No. 19 Maryland, No. 22 Villanova and No. 23 Iowa returned after appearances earlier this season.


(First-place votes in parentheses)

  1. Duke (36)
  2. Michigan (9)
  3. Tennessee (13)
  4. Virginia (6)
  5. Gonzaga
  6. Michigan State
  7. Kansas
  8. Texas Tech
  9. Virginia Tech
  10. Nevada
  11. Florida State
  12. Kentucky
  13. North Carolina
  14. Auburn
  15. Marquette
  16. Buffalo
  17. North Carolina State
  18. Mississippi
  19. Maryland
  20. Oklahoma
  21. Houston
  22. Villanova
  23. Iowa
  24. Mississippi State
  25. Indiana
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