Top 25: Purdue remains No. 1, Marquette moves into top 10

Purdue's Zach Edey (15) works against Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) during the first half of the Indiana versus Purdue men's basketball game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023.

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Despite a loss to in-state rival Indiana, Purdue remains No. 1 team in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.

It was the third straight week atop the poll for the Boilermakers (22-2), who were a unanimous pick last week but received 38 of 62 first-place votes this week. No. 2 Houston (22-2) got 22 votes and was followed by Alabama (20-3), Arizona (21-3) and Texas (19-4), which rose five spots from last week.

The Crimson Tide and Wildcats got one first-place vote each.

Entering the poll for the first time since 2019 was No. 22 North Carolina State (19-5), which has not made the NCAA Tournament since 2018.

Tennessee (19-4), last week’s No. 2, dropped to No. 6, with UCLA (19-4), Virginia (17-4), Kansas (18-5) and Marquette (19-5) rounding out the top 10.

For Marquette, it marks the first top 10 appearance since 2019.

No. 23 Creighton (15-8) and No. 24 Rutgers (16-7) returned to the poll as Florida Atlantic, Clemson and Auburn dropped out.

The rest of the poll:
No. 11 Iowa State
No. 12 Kansas State
No. 13 Xavier
No. 14 Baylor
No. 15 Saint Mary’s
No. 16 Gonzaga
No. 17 TCU
No. 18 Indiana
No. 19 Miami (FL)
No. 20 Providence
No. 21 UConn
No. 22 North Carolina State
No. 23 Creighton
No. 24 Rutgers
No. 25 San Diego State

–Field Level Media

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