Gonzaga, Virginia Lead AP Top 25 Poll as Championship Week Begins

Auburn was the only new addition to this week's poll after knocking off Tennessee over the weekend.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Gonzaga, Virginia and North Carolina remain 1-2-3 atop an otherwise reshuffled top 10 in the latest AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll.

The Zags sit on top for a third straight week, earning 41 of 64 first-place votes on Monday. And the Cavaliers also stayed put behind Gonzaga for a third straight week, claiming the remaining 23 first-place votes.

Kentucky is fourth, followed by Duke, Michigan State, Texas Tech, Tennessee, LSU and Michigan to round out the top 10.

Auburn is the only addition at No. 22, returning for the first time since mid-January and after peaking at No. 7 in December.

Preseason No. 1 Kansas fell to No. 17 for its lowest ranking since the 2013–14 season, while UCF slid out from its No. 25 ranking in the last poll.

The full poll is below:

1. Gonzaga (41)
2. Virginia (23)
3. North Carolina
4. Kentucky
5. Duke
6. Michigan State
7. Texas Tech
8. Tennessee
9. LSU
10. Michigan
11. Houston
12. Florida State
13. Purdue
14. Nevada
15. Kansas State
16. Virginia Tech
17. Kansas
18. Buffalo
19. Wisconsin
20. Wofford
21. Maryland
22. Auburn
23. Marquette
24. Cincinnati
25. Villanova

Others Receiving Votes: UCF 62, VCU 53, Mississippi State 37, Utah State 34, New Mexico State 16, Louisville 11, Murray State 11, Iowa State 8, Temple 4, Clemson 3, Liberty 1.