NEW YORK (AP) Gonzaga is back atop the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll.
The Zags moved up a spot Monday to begin a second stint at No. 1 this season, both times replacing Duke at the top. Gonzaga (27-2) spent two weeks at No. 1 after beating the Blue Devils to win the Maui Invitational in November.
Virginia moved up a spot to No. 2, while the Blue Devils fell to third after losing at home to rival North Carolina - which climbed to a season-high fifth behind Kentucky.
Michigan State, Tennessee, Houston, Michigan and Marquette rounded out the top 10.
Preseason No. 1 Kansas fell to 15th, the Jayhawks' lowest ranking since January 2014.Right behind KU is current Big 12 leader K-State at No. 16. the Jayhawks and Wildcats square off tonight (Monday) in the second Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence. K-State won the first meeting earlier this month in Manhattan.
Wofford checked in at No. 24 for its first AP poll appearance in program history.
Full Top 25:
5. North Carolina
6. Michigan State
11. Texas Tech
16. Kansas State
18. Florida State
20. Virginia Tech