Zags back on top of college basketball rankings

Following a convincing win over BYU, the Zags have taken back over the top spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball rankings.

The Zags moved up one spot to begin a second stint at No. 1 this season, both times replacing Duke at the top. Gonzaga (27-2) spent two weeks at No. 1 after beating the Blue Devils to win the Maui Invitational in November.

Virginia moved up a spot to No. 2, while the Blue Devils fell to third after losing at home to rival North Carolina — which climbed to a season-high fifth behind Kentucky.

Michigan State, Tennessee, Houston, Michigan and Marquette rounded out the top 10. Preseason No. 1 Kansas fell to 15th, the Jayhawks’ lowest ranking since January 2014. Wofford checked in at No. 24 for its first AP poll appearance in program history.

The latest full rankings are listed below:

1. Gonzaga (44)
2. Virginia (15)
3. Duke (3)
4. Kentucky (2)
5. North Carolina
6. Michigan St.
7. Tennessee
8. Houston
9. Michigan
10. Marquette
11. Texas Tech
12. Nevada
13. LSU
14. Purdue
15. Kansas
16. Kansas St
17. Maryland
18. Florida St.
19. Wisconsin
20. Virginia Tech
21. Buffalo
22. Iowa
23. Cincinnati
24. Wofford
25. Washington

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