Kansas jumps to No. 2 in latest AP poll; Villanova still No. 1

Two big wins vault the Jayhawks to second place.

Mark D. Smith/Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Full Top 25:

1. Villanova

2. Kansas 

3. Oklahoma  

4. Iowa  

5. North Carolina  

6. Maryland 

7. Virginia 

8. Michigan St.  

8. Xavier  

10. West Virginia  

11. Miami  

12. Arizona  

13. Iowa St.  

14. Kentucky  

15. Dayton  

16. Oregon  

17. Purdue  

18. Louisville  

19. Notre Dame 

20. Duke  

21. SMU  

22. Indiana 

23. Providence  

24. Texas  

25. Baylor