College basketball rankings: Duke is new #1 in AP Top 25 poll after beating Gonzaga, previous top


Got a new #1 in college men’s basketball. Duke took the top spot in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Monday as part of a major change in the rankings. This is the first time since 2019, the Blue Devils, who finished 5th last week, are ranked 1st in the poll. Duke’s big move comes amid a 7-0 start to the season after beating No. 1 Gonzaga 84-81 on Friday.

Purdue 2, its highest AP rating in more than three decades, after it continued its undefeated season last week with a win over Nebraska-Omaha to improve to 6-0. It had two wins against ranked opponents already on its record – out North Carolina and number 6 Villanova – and bring one of the best records this week with the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on deck.

Gonzaga, the long-time No. 1 in the AP poll, dropped just two places to No. 3. It was the first time in more than a year that Zags didn’t come in at No. 1 after taking on No. 1st place last season and opening this season topped the poll.

Top AP 25

The top 25 teams in the Associated Press college basketball poll, with votes in first place in parentheses.

1. Duke (51)
2. Purdue (9)
3. Gonzaga (1)
4. Baylor
6. Villanova
7. Texas
8. Kansas
9. Kentucky
ten. Arkansas
11. Arizona
twelfth. BYU
13. Tennessee
14. Florida
15. Houston
16. Alabama
17. UConn
18. Memphis
19. State of Iowa
20. USC
21. Auburn
22. the state of Michigan
23. Wisconsin
24. Michigan
25. Seton Hall
Others get votes: Illinois 111, St. Bonaventure 106, LSU ninety three, Ohio State 75, Indiana 63, State of Colorado 59, Xavier forty six, Texas Technology 34, Marquette 23, North Carolina 9, Iowa 9, San Francisco 7, Loyola Chicago 3, Virginia Technology 3, Louisville 2, Wake Forest 2, Ohio first, Iona first. College basketball rankings: Duke is new #1 in AP Top 25 poll after beating Gonzaga, previous top


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