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Michigan and Michigan State are heading in opposite directions in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll.

Michigan (22-2) climbed one spot to No. 6 on Monday, while Michigan State (19-5) dropped two spots to No. 11.

The Wolverines won both games last week, Tuesday at Rutgers and Saturday at home against then-No. 19 Wisconsin.

The Spartans, meanwhile, saw their losing streak hit three games on Tuesday at Illinois before snapping the skid at home Saturday against Minnesota.

The NCAA Division I Basketball Committee slated Duke as the No. 1 overall seed in its initial tournament rankings over the weekend. Voters in the AP Top 25 stuck with Tennessee as their top team.

The Vols received 40 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel in the poll, remaining ahead of Duke for fourth straight week. The No. 2 Blue Devils had 24 first-place votes.

No. 3 Gonzaga and No. 4 Virginia, the other top seeds in the NCAA’s initial rankings on Saturday, rounded out the top five with Kentucky.

Tennessee (22-1, 10-0 SEC) moved to the No. 1 spot in the AP poll after Duke (21-2, 9-1 ACC) lost to Syracuse on Jan. 14.

The Vols continued winning, stretching their school-record streak to 18 games with wins over Missouri and Florida last week.

Virginia dropped one spot from No. 3 after losing to the Blue Devils.

ASSOCIATED PRESS MEN’S TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv

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 State

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 State

18-5

455

22

18. Kansas State

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 State

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.

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