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Gonzaga stays No. 1 in men's AP Top 25; Michigan No. 12, Michigan State No. 14

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Posted at 9:48 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 21:48:06-05

(AP) -- A light holiday schedule led to a rare quiet week atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.

Gonzaga remained at No. 1 for a second straight week, receiving 63 first-place votes from a 65-member panel in the poll released Monday. No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Kansas each had one first-place vote, with Oregon and Ohio State rounding out the top five.

The AP Top 25 had been filled with tumult during a 2019-20 season of parity, with six different teams moving to No. 1 before Christmas. That’s one short of the all-time record of seven, set in 1982-83.

The quiet time between Christmas and New Year’s Day offered a bit of stability.

The Zags (13-1) did not play last week during a Top 25 schedule filled with lopsided games and just two matchups between ranked teams.

Ohio State dropped three places after losing 67-59 to West Virginia, which climbed six places to No. 16.

Louisville was down four places to No. 7 following a 78-70 loss to Kentucky. The Wildcats climbed two places to No. 19.

Nearly every other game involving Top 25 teams was decided by double digits.

Gonzaga, which has not played since beating Eastern Washington 112-77 on Dec. 21, has games against Detroit Mercy and Portland this week.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Record Pts Prv

1. Gonzaga (63) 13-1 1621 1

2. Duke (1) 11-1 1516 4

3. Kansas (1) 10-2 1497 5

4. Oregon 11-2 1361 6

5. Ohio St. 11-2 1277 2

6. Baylor 9-1 1267 7

7. Louisville 11-2 1196 3

8. Auburn 12-0 1159 8

9. Memphis 11-1 1055 9

10. Villanova 9-2 970 10

11. Butler 12-1 883 12

12. Michigan 10-3 880 11

13. San Diego St. 13-0 780 15

14. Michigan St. 10-3 747 14

15. Maryland 11-2 720 13

16. West Virginia 11-1 719 22

17. Kentucky 9-3 674 19

18. Florida St. 11-2 531 17

19. Virginia 10-2 506 16

20. Dayton 10-2 483 18

21. Penn St. 11-2 312 20

22. Texas Tech 9-3 175 23

23. Iowa 10-3 137 25

24. Wichita St. 11-1 135 --

25. Arizona 10-3 113 24

Others receiving votes: Colorado 74, Xavier 58, DePaul 47, Washington 40, N. Iowa 32, Utah St. 30, Saint Mary's (Cal) 28, Marquette 27, Arkansas 19, Purdue 12, Creighton 10, Georgetown 10, Indiana 5, Houston 4, St. John's 3, Virginia Tech 3, BYU 2, ETSU 2, Seton Hall 2, Florida 1, Stanford 1, Yale 1.