Kentucky and Virginia held onto the top two spots in the Associated Press top 25 poll this week. Duke and Villanova jumped to Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.
Duke (26-3) picked up a five-point road win over Virginia Tech and then defeated Syracuse 73-54 to jump one spot to No. 3. Villanova (27-2) had a pair of double-digit wins over Providence and Xavier to climb two spots to No. 4.
Their moves were made possible No. 6 Wisconsin (26-3), which fell two spots after a road loss to Maryland. The Terrapins jumped four spots to No. 10, while The Badgers rebounded with a win over Michigan State.
Other big movers include No. 7 Gonzaga (29-2), which dropped four spots after a three-point loss to BYU. No. 12 Notre Dame (24-5) fell three spots after losing to Syracuse. No. 14 Baylor also climbed five spots, while No. 17 Iowa State fell five spots.
This week's complete top 25 is below:
8. Wichita St.
11. Northern Iowa
12. Notre Dame
17. Iowa State
19. North Carolina
20. West Virginia
23. Ohio State
25. Murray St.
- Mike Fiammetta