Villanova, Virginia, Purdue remain 1-2-3 in AP poll

Villanova, Virginia and Purdue remained 1-2-3 for the fourth straight week in The Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.

The Wildcats (22-1), Cavaliers (22-1) and Boilermakers (23-2) continue to extend their winning streaks.

Villanova received 48 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel. Virginia got 16 first-place votes and Purdue received one.

Michigan State (22-3) climbed a spot to No. 4, followed by Xavier (21-3).

No. 6 Cincinnati (21-2) moved to its highest ranking since January 2004, followed by Texas Tech (19-4) reaching its highest ranking since March 1996.

Eighth-ranked Auburn (21-2) has its highest ranking in the AP poll since January 2000. No. 9 Duke (19-4) and Kansas (18-5) rounded out the top 10.

–Field Level Media