Tennessee remains at No. 1 in AP poll, ahead of Duke

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Tennessee remains No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll despite Duke earning the top overall seed in the NCAA's initial rankings for March Madness.

The Blue Devils received the top seed in the NCAA Division I Basketball Committee, but the Vols received 40 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel in the AP Top 25 released on Monday.

No. 2 Duke had the remaining 24 first-place votes.

No. 3 Gonzaga and No. 4 Virginia were the other top seeds in the selection committee's rankings released on Saturday, with Kentucky rounding out the fifth spot in the AP poll.

Tennessee was selected No. 1 in the South Region by the selection committee in rankings that will change before Selection Sunday on March 17. The Vols beat Missouri and Florida last week.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 10, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Tennessee (40) 22-1 1573 1
2. Duke (24) 21-2 1554 2
3. Gonzaga 23-2 1457 4
4. Virginia 20-2 1406 3
5. Kentucky 20-3 1330 5
6. Michigan 22-2 1253 7
7. Nevada 23-1 1230 6
8. North Carolina 19-4 1178 8
9. Houston 23-1 1022 12
10. Marquette 20-4 953 10
11. Michigan St. 19-5 948 9
12. Purdue 17-6 900 15
13. Villanova 19-5 753 14
14. Kansas 18-6 699 13
15. Texas Tech 19-5 660 18
16. Louisville 17-7 542 16
17. Florida St. 18-5 455 22
18. Kansas St. 18-5 444 -
19. LSU 19-4 437 21
20. Wisconsin 17-7 403 19
21. Iowa 19-5 399 20
22. Virginia Tech 18-5 393 11
23. Iowa St. 18-6 280 17
24. Maryland 18-6 196 24
25. Buffalo 20-3 170 23
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 76, Auburn 35, Wofford 22, Washington 17, Lipscomb 6, TCU 5, Texas 3, Clemson 1.