Gonzaga and Virginia remained atop the latest AP Top 25 poll, which otherwise saw a reshuffled top 10 and some high climbs and big falls across the list, released Monday.
North Carolina moved into the No. 3 spot, pushing Duke down a place in advance of their rematch on Saturday night. Tennessee, which knocked off Kentucky in their rematch, moved back to No. 5, while the Wildcats fell to No. 6.
Two Big Ten teams remained in the top 10, with Michigan at No. 7 and Michigan State at No. 9.
Virginia Tech, which beat Duke last Tuesday, rose six spots to No. 15, while Marquette fell six places to No. 16 after a loss to unranked Creighton on Sunday.
Houston also dropped from the top 10, sliding four spots to No. 12 after a loss to UCF.
The win moved UCF, ranked No. 25, onto the list for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
Replacing Houston and Marquette in the top 10 are Texas Tech (No. 8) and LSU (No. 10).
Maryland, following losses to Penn State and Michigan, dropped seven spots to No. 24.
Defending national champion Villanova moved back into the poll at No. 23, while Washington and Iowa fell out. The Hawkeyes lost to Ohio State and Rutgers during the week, while the Huskies lost at Cal, which was 0-15 in the Pac-12 heading into that matchup.
–Field Level Media