The Gonzaga men and Connecticut women remained No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball polls.
The Bulldogs (24-0), the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I, received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. Villanova (22-2) moved from fourth to second after receiving the other six No. 1 votes following a week in which all but four of the top 10 teams lost at least one game.
Kansas, which saw its 51-game winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse end over the weekend, held at third while Louisville jumped from sixth to fourth.
Oregon, coming off its impressive win over Arizona, went from 13th to fifth. Baylor, which lost twice last week, dropped from second to sixth. Wisconsin was seventh followed by North Carolina, Arizona and UCLA.
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Cincinnati, riding a 14-game winning streak, went from 14th to No. 11 and was followed by Virginia, West Virginia, Florida State, Kentucky, Purdue, Florida, Duke, South Carolina and Saint Mary’s.
The last five ranked teams are Maryland, Butler, Creighton, Xavier and SMU. Xavier and SMU are the week’s newcomers, replacing Notre Dame and Northwestern.
In the women’s poll, Connecticut remained No. 1 while Tennessee re-entered the Top 25.
The Huskies (22-0) continue to run through opponents as their record winning streak is at 97 and counting. UConn is followed by Baylor, Maryland, Mississippi State and Florida State on Monday. South Carolina fell to sixth after losing to the Lady Vols last Monday night.
At No. 24, Tennessee is ranked for the first time since Dec. 5. Over the past two seasons, Tennessee has been unranked for 13 weeks.
Michigan entered at No. 21 and Kansas State came in No. 25. It’s the Wolverines first ranking since 2013.
AP Top 25 men’s poll
Others receiving votes: Wichita State 38, Southern Cal 35, Notre Dame 33, Northwestern 11, California 3, Iowa State 3, Monmouth (N.J.) 3, New Mexico State 3, VCU 3, Kansas State 1, Oklahoma State 1, Vermont 1.
Tod Palmer’s ballot: 1. Gonzaga, 2. Villanova, 3. Louisville, 4. Wisconsin, 5. West Virginia, 6. Virginia, 7. Baylor, 8. Kansas, 9. North Carolina, 10. UCLA, 11. Oregon, 12. Arizona, 13. Cincinnati, 14. Florida State, 15. Florida, 16. Kentucky, 17. South Carolina, 18. Duke, 19. Purdue, 20. Butler, 21. Xavier, 22. SMU, 23. Maryland, 24. Creighton, 25. Saint Mary’s.
AP Top 25 women’s poll
Others receiving votes: Drake 43, Texas A&M 22, Kentucky 14, Green Bay 12, West Virginia 12, Creighton 10, Temple 9, California 7, Gonzaga 7, Colorado State 4, Missouri 4, Dayton 1.