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Purdue remains No. 1 as top 5 unchanged in AP poll

Purdue Boilermakers head coach Matt Painter yells down court during the NCAA men   s basketball game against the New Orleans Privateers, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue won 74-53.

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The top five remained unchanged in the Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll, released Monday.

No. 1 Purdue (12-0) received 40 of the 60 first-place votes and No. 2 UConn (13-0) got the other 20.

They are followed by Houston (12-1), Kansas (11-1) and Arizona (12-1).

The rest of the Top 10 teams each moved up one spot: Texas (10-1), Tennessee (10-2), Alabama (10-2), Arkansas (11-1) and Gonzaga (10-3).

No. 13 Virginia (8-2) tumbled seven spots after a 66-64 loss at Miami (12-1), which jumped eight places to No. 14.

New Mexico (12-0) and Xavier (10-3) — tied at No. 22 — joined the poll along with No. 24 West Virginia (10-2).

No. 25 North Carolina (9-4), the preseason No. 1 team, returned to the rankings after a three-week absence.

–Field Level Media