Duke rises to No. 15 in new AP Top 25, Villanova still No. 1

Monday February 22nd, 2016

Villanova is atop the latest AP Top 25 poll for a third straight week, while Duke is up five spots to No. 15 after a win over North Carolina.

The Blue Devils, outside of the rankings just two weeks ago, have reeled off three wins against ranked opponents—Louisville, Virginia and UNC—to climb back into the top-15. They fell to the Cardinals on Saturday, 71–64, when they met them for a second time.

Iowa is down from No. 4 to No. 8 after a loss to Penn State, and Virginia has moved into a tie with Oklahoma for the third spot.

BELLER: Can Kansas still get No. 1 overall seed?

Below are the full rankings:

1. Villanova (45)
2. Kansas (20)
3. Oklahoma
3. Virginia
5. Xavier
6. Michigan State
7. North Carolina
8. Iowa
9. Arizona
10. Maryland
11. Louisville
12. Miami (FL)
13. Oregon
14. West Virginia
15. Duke
16. Kentucky
17. Iowa State
18. Indiana
19. Baylor
20. Purdue
21. Texas A&M
22. Utah
23. Notre Dame
24. SMU
25. Texas

– Kenny Ducey

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