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Villanova, Kansas stay 1-2 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga up to 3rd

Villanova and Kansas remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Gonzaga moved up to third.

The Wildcats (19-1) beat Seton Hall and Providence last week and received 35 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. This is the seventh week on top this season for Villanova.

Kansas (18-1) was No. 1 on 28 ballots. Last week, the Jayhawks had 32 first-place votes, compared with 28 for Villanova.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 23
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (35)19-11,5911
2Kansas (28)18-11,5722
3Gonzaga (2)19-01,4714
4Kentucky17-21,4145
5Baylor18-11,3796
6Florida State18-21,21510
7Arizona18-21,19014
8UCLA19-21,1773
9North Carolina18-31,1719
10Oregon18-21,03511
11Butler17-391413
12Virginia15-380316
13Louisville16-479612
14Notre Dame17-376715
15Wisconsin16-374617
16Creighton18-27317
17Duke15-462818
18West Virginia15-45697
19Cincinnati17-247820
20Purdue16-441221
21Saint Mary's (Cal.)17-229023
22Maryland17-226125
23South Carolina15-417124
24Xavier14-514622
25Florida14-54719

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