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Kyle Guy, Jack Salt

Virginia stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Duke jumps to 5th

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 as it coasts to an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, while Duke made a big jump after a pair of impressive wins without its top freshman.

The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Monday. That's 12 more than last week, when they reached No. 1 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 19
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (42)24-21,6011
2Michigan State (19)26-31,5652
3Villanova (4)24-31,5093
4Xavier24-41,3984
5Duke22-51,29212
6Texas Tech22-51,2067
6Gonzaga25-41,2069
8Kansas21-61,16613
9Purdue24-51,1306
10North Carolina21-71,07414
11Cincinnati23-49545
12Auburn23-487310
13Wichita State21-587019
14Arizona21-683117
15Clemson20-668311
16Ohio State22-76808
17Michigan22-761522
18Rhode Island21-445516
19Tennessee19-742718
20Nevada23-533024
21West Virginia19-832920
22Saint Mary's (Cal.)25-429115
23Houston21-5263-
24Middle Tennessee22-587-
25Florida State19-863-

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