Gonzaga passes Kansas for No. 1 in AP poll, Duke is No.3

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Gonzaga is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, leapfrogging Kansas after winning the Maui Invitational.

The Bulldogs were third in last week's poll and moved ahead of No. 2 Kansas following Wednesday's thrilling win over former No. 1 Duke in the Maui title game. Gonzaga received 32 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel in the poll released Monday, edging Kansas by one.

No. 3 Duke received one first-place vote despite the loss to the Zags and No. 4 Virginia the other one after winning the Battle 4 Atlantis title in the Bahamas.

Nevada moved up to No. 5 after winning the Las Vegas Invitational, with Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn, Michigan State and Kentucky rounding out the top 10.

Defending national champion Villanova moved back into the poll at No. 23 after winning the AdvoCare Invitational title.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Gonzaga (32) 6-0 1590 3
2. Kansas (31) 5-0 1584 2
3. Duke (1) 5-1 1486 1
4. Virginia (1) 6-0 1396 4
5. Nevada 6-0 1329 6
6. Tennessee 4-1 1284 5
7. Michigan 6-0 1213 9
8. Auburn 5-1 1129 8
9. Michigan St. 5-1 1111 11
10. Kentucky 5-1 1022 10
11. North Carolina 6-1 943 7
12. Kansas St 6-0 936 12
13. Virginia Tech 5-0 921 13
14. Iowa 5-0 599 20
15. Florida St. 5-1 581 14
16. Ohio St. 6-0 511 23
17. Texas 5-1 486 -
18. Oregon 4-1 439 21
19. Purdue 5-1 387 24
20. Texas Tech 6-0 380 -
21. Buffalo 5-0 351 22
22. Wisconsin 5-1 253 25
23. Villanova 5-2 217 -
24. Maryland 6-0 170 -
25. Mississippi St. 4-1 161 15
Others receiving votes: Arizona St 156, Clemson 135, Furman 72, Creighton 65, LSU 41, Indiana 35, UCLA 30, Iowa St. 22, St. John's 19, Minnesota 17, Miami 10, TCU 8, Syracuse 8, Arkansas 6, Nebraska 6, Notre Dame 4, UConn 4, Florida 3, UCF 3, Houston 1, Davidson 1.