Marquette drops 5 spots, Wisconsin out in latest AP hoops poll

Duke, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia remain in the top four spots of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.

The rest of the top 10 became a jumble after three ranked teams lost last week.

The Blue Devils received 37 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel in the AP Top 25 released Monday. No. 2 Michigan received nine first-place votes, No. 3 Tennessee 13 and No. 4 Virginia five.

No. 5 Gonzaga, Michigan State, Kansas, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech and Nevada rounded out the top 10.

Kansas dropped two spots after losing to Iowa State, which moved into the poll at No. 20. Nevada and No. 13 Florida State each fell four spots after losing.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

1. Duke (37) 12-1
2. Michigan (9) 15-0
3. Tennessee (13) 12-1
4. Virginia (5) 13-0
5. Gonzaga 14-2
6. Michigan St. 13-2
7. Kansas 12-2
8. Texas Tech 13-1
9. Virginia Tech 13-1
10. Nevada 14-1
11. Auburn 11-2
12. North Carolina 11-3
13. Florida St. 12-2
14. Mississippi St. 12-1
15. N.C. State 13-1
16. Ohio St. 12-2
17. Houston 15-0
18. Kentucky 10-3
19. Buffalo 13-1 4
20. Iowa St. 12-2
21. Marquette 12-3
22. Indiana 12-3
23. Oklahoma 12-2
24. St. John’s 14-1
25. TCU 12-1

Others receiving votes: Villanova 56, Wisconsin 45, Iowa 40, Minnesota 23, Purdue 20, Nebraska 15, Maryland 14, Seton Hall 14, Alabama 7, UCF 6, Louisville 3, Texas 2, Arizona St. 1, Florida 1, North Texas 1.

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