Michigan St. climbs to 1st, Shockers in 9th, Jayhawks 10th in latest AP Poll

EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 29: Michigan State Spartans guard Lourawls �Tum Tum� Nairn Jr. (11) races the ball up court during a college basketball game between Michigan State and Cleveland State on December 29, 2017, at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, MI. (Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
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ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Michigan State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25.

The Spartans received 43 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in the poll released on Monday to earn the top spot for the first time since the 2015-16 season. Duke received 21 first-place votes while moving up two spots to No. 2 and No. 3 Villanova received the other.

Michigan State (14-1) had been No. 2 for three weeks and slid into the top spot after previous No. 1 Villanova lost to Butler on Saturday. No. 4 Arizona State and No. 16 TCU also lost on Saturday, leaving college basketball with no unbeaten teams headed into the new year.

No. 5 Xavier, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wichita State and Kansas rounded out the top 10. Texas A&M fell six spots to No. 11 after losing to Florida.

TOP 25

1. Michigan State (43)
2. Duke (21)
3. Villanova (1)
4. Arizona State
5. Xavier
6. West Virginia
7. Oklahoma
8. Virginia
9. Wichita State
10. Kansas
11. Texas A&M
12. North Carolina
13. Purdue
14. Arizona
15. Miami (FL)
16. TCU
17. Kentucky
18. Texas Tech
19. Gonzaga
19. Cincinnati
21. Seton Hall
22. Arkansas
23. Tennessee
24. Florida State
25. Clemson