Villanova Retains Top Spot in AP Basketball Poll
UNDATED (AP) — Villanova has retained the top spot in The Associated Press men's basketball poll for the second straight week after running its record to 11-0.
The Wildcats received 45 of 65 first-place votes to stay ahead of Michigan State, which claimed 15 No. 1 votes. Third-ranked Arizona State picked up the remaining five first-place votes to attain the highest ranking in program history. It's also the first time the Sun Devils have opened a season with 10 consecutive wins.
Duke remains fourth, followed by ACC rivals North Carolina and Miami.
Kentucky, Texas A&M, Xavier and West Virginia fill out the top 10.
Wichita State took the biggest tumble, dropping from third to 11th with Saturday's 91-83 loss to Oklahoma. The Sooners cracked the top-25 at No. 17.
Meanwhile, UConn is still the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP women's basketball poll.
The top five are the same following exam break for most schools. Notre Dame is followed by Louisville, South Carolina and Mississippi State.
TOP 25 MEN'S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
UNDATED (AP) — Michigan State picked up its 10th consecutive win since falling to Duke last month.
The second-ranked Spartans set a team record with 16 blocks in a 107-62 rout of Houston Baptist. Jaren Jackson Jr. had a team-high six rejections to go with eight rebounds.
Miles Bridges matched his career high with 33 points for the Spartans, who used an 18-6 run to pull away in the first half. Nick Ward had 20 points, six rebounds and four blocks to help Michigan State improve to 11-1.
In other top-25 finals:
— Killian Tillie scored a career-high 27 points and Johnathan Williams had a double-double in No. 12 Gonzaga's 101-71 dismantling of IUPUI 101-71. Williams delivered 17 points and 14 boards to help the Bulldogs improve to 10-2.
— Svi Mykhailiuk hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points as No. 14 Kansas slammed Omaha 109-64. Mykhailiuk was 6 of 7 from beyond the arc and 10 of 13 from the field while adding four rebounds and four assists.
— No. 15 TCU remains undefeated after Vladimir Brodziansky had 18 points and 10 rebounds in leading a 91-72 rout of winless Texas Southern. JD Miller added 20 points for the Horned Frogs, who led by just two at the break before moving to 11-0.
— Deandre Ayton scored 25 points and 18th-ranked Arizona put together a 29-3 bridging both halves en route to an 83-53 pounding of North Dakota State. Allonzo Trier added 15 points for the Wildcats before leaving with a left knee injury.
— Florida State bounced back from its first loss of the season as Phil Cofer's 19 points led the 24th-rated Seminoles past Charleston Southern 69-58. Terance Mann added 17 points for the 10-1 Seminoles, who trailed by four with 8:21 remaining.
— Marcus Foster scored 22 of his 32 points while 25th-ranked Creighton was building a 52-32 lead by intermission in a 90-81 victory against UT Arlington. Khyri Thomas added 16 points and Mitch Ballock scored 14 for the 9-2 Bluejays.