Texas Tech up to No. 7, Oklahoma slides in latest AP Top 25

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.

 

                                        Record         Pts         Prv
 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.

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