Villanova, Virginia, Purdue stay 1-2-3 atop latest AP Top 25

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Villanova, Virginia and Purdue are making themselves comfortable atop the AP Top 25.

The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in Monday's latest poll, followed by the second-ranked Cavaliers and the third-ranked Boilermakers. It marked the fourth straight week that with the trio sitting 1-2-3 in the poll as they continue extended winning streaks.

Michigan State climbed a spot to No. 4, followed by No. 5 Xavier.

Sixth-ranked Cincinnati moved to its highest ranking since January 2004, followed by No. 7 Texas Tech reaching its highest ranking since March 1996. And eighth-ranked Auburn has its highest ranking since January 2000.

Ninth-ranked Duke and No. 10 Kansas rounded out the top 10. They slid along with fellow national powers Arizona and Kentucky after losses in an upset-filled weekend.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Villanova (48) 22-1 1608 1
2. Virginia (16) 22-1 1572 2
3. Purdue (1) 23-2 1500 3
4. Michigan St. 22-3 1407 5
5. Xavier 21-3 1350 6
6. Cincinnati 21-2 1305 8
7. Texas Tech 19-4 1182 10
8. Auburn 21-2 1138 11
9. Duke 19-4 1075 4
10. Kansas 18-5 1015 7
11. Saint Mary's (Cal) 23-2 895 13
12. Gonzaga 21-4 851 14
13. Arizona 19-5 816 9
14. Ohio St. 20-5 747 17
15. Tennessee 17-5 739 18
16. Clemson 19-4 720 20
17. Oklahoma 16-6 636 12
18. Rhode Island 19-3 486 22
19. West Virginia 17-6 457 15
20. Michigan 19-6 331 24
21. North Carolina 17-7 304 19
22. Wichita St. 17-5 295 16
23. Nevada 20-4 205 -
24. Kentucky 17-6 133 21
25. Miami 17-5 76 -
Others receiving votes: Butler 65, Washington 54, Florida St. 27, New Mexico St. 23, Seton Hall 20, Creighton 18, Arizona St. 17, Texas 15, NC State 12, Alabama 8, Middle Tennessee 6, Nebraska 4, Florida 3, Houston 3, TCU 3, Oklahoma St. 2, ETSU 1, Vermont 1.