MSU men’s basketball ranked eighth in AP Poll
Villanova is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for a second week and Kansas, coming off wins over two top 10 teams, jumps four places to second.
Duke, which had one of the longest consecutive poll streaks ever, returns at No. 20 after two weeks out of the Top 25.
Villanova (22-3) received 44 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday with Kansas (21-4) getting the other 21.
Oklahoma, which lost to Kansas in their rematch, and Iowa stayed third and fourth. North Carolina jumped four places to fifth and was followed by Maryland, which had been No. 2, and Virginia. Michigan State and Xavier are tied for eighth and West Virginia, which also lost to Kansas, is 10th.
Joining Duke as newcomers are No. 19 Notre Dame and No. 22 Indiana. They replace Texas A&M, Southern Cal and Wichita State.