KU 15th, K-State No. 16 in AP college hoops poll

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:

1. Gonzaga
2. Virginia
3. Duke
4. Kentucky
5. North Carolina
6. Michigan State
7. Tennessee
8. Houston
9. Michigan
10. Marquette
11. Texas Tech
12. Nevada
13. LSU
14. Purdue
15. Kansas
16. Kansas State
17. Maryland
18. Florida State
19. Wisconsin
20. Virginia Tech
21. Buffalo
22. Iowa
23. Cincinnati
24. Wofford
25. Washington