Kansas tops latest AP Poll Top 25 poll, K-State falls to #25

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' men's basketball teams bookend the AP' latest Top 25 poll.

The Jayhawks returned to No. 1 following Gonzaga's loss to Tennessee, while Kansas State continues its slide down the poll, dropping nine places to a three-way tie for 25th, with Syracuse and Indiana.

KU received 57 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel on Monday despite struggling to get past New Mexico State.

No. 2 Duke received four first-places votes, with No. 3 Tennessee, No. 4 Gonzaga, No. 5 Michigan and No. 6 Virginia getting one each.

Kansas (8-0) was preseason No. 1, but dropped a spot after Duke rolled over Kentucky to open the college basketball season.

Gonzaga, the top-ranked team after beating the Blue Devils at the Maui Invitational, fell back after a 76-73 loss to the Vols Sunday in Phoenix.

No. 7 Nevada, Auburn, Michigan State and Florida State round out the top 10.