Duke Falls Out of AP Top 25; Gonzaga, Baylor Remain 1-2
Gonzaga once again has racked up all but the two first-place votes that went to Baylor in the latest Associated Press men's college basketball poll.
Villanova remained firmly behind the preseason top two despite not playing a game since Dec. 23 due to COVID-19 pauses within its program. Iowa and Texas swapped places to round out the top 5, while Duke plummeted from the poll for the first time since February 2016 following its loss to Virginia Tech.
Louisville also fell out while No. 18 Alabama and No. 24 UCLA were newcomers to the poll.
And as ESPN is reporting, COVID-19 continues to affect this season.
"Everyone has dealt with this," said Wright, whose team finally gets back on the court Tuesday night against Seton Hall. "It's not just the days you are out. It's getting the guys going after a pause."
AP Top 25 Poll
1. Gonzaga (62)
2. Baylor (2)
12. Texas Tech
14. West Virginia
15. Ohio State
16. Virginia Tech
25. Saint Louis
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