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AP Poll Week 15: Gonzaga Holds Strong at No. 3, VCU Drops To 25

Gonzaga held its place at No. 3 in the AP Poll, and Northern Iowa and Wichita State each climbed a couple of spots. But VCU is on the verge of falling out after taking another loss this week.

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The Kentucky Wildcats held the top spot in the AP Poll this week, grabbing all 65 first place votes. The Wildcats have been in the top spot all season, and are the final undefeated team in men's college basketball.

The rest of the top five also remained unchained as Big Blue Nation was followed by Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke and Wisconsin.

Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine to move to 26-1 overall and remain undefeated in the West Coast Conference. They match up against Pacific and St. Mary's in the coming week.

Northern Iowa finds itself on the verge of the top 10 after two more wins move them to No. 11. The Panthers defeated Illinois State and Missouri State this week, and have Loyola and Bradley on tap.

Wichita State also jumped two spots in the poll with wins against Indiana State and Illinois State. They face Southern Illinois and Evansville this week.

VCU fell to No. 25 with its split week. The Rams took a double overtime loss against La Salle but bounced back on the weekend with the return of Treveon Graham to the lineup, to beat George Washington. They face Saint Louis and UMass this week.

Other teams in our coverage receiving votes this week were Murray State (38), Dayton (10) and Valparaiso (8).

Here is the complete AP Top 25 for Week 15.

AP Top 25 Week 15

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 25-0 1625 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 23-1 1524 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 26-1 1475 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 22-3 1449 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 23-2 1387 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 23-2 1302 6
7 Arizona Wildcats 22-3 1213 7
8 Kansas Jayhawks 21-4 1195 8
9 Utah Utes 20-4 1051 11
10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 22-4 1038 10
11 Northern Iowa Panthers 24-2 955 13
12 Louisville Cardinals 20-5 882 9
13 Wichita State Shockers 23-3 862 15
14 Iowa State Cyclones 18-6 761 14
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 18-7 658 12
16 Maryland Terrapins 21-5 640 19
17 Oklahoma Sooners 17-8 554 17
18 Arkansas Razorbacks 20-5 476 24
19 Butler Bulldogs 18-7 456 18
20 Baylor Bears 18-7 364 16
21 SMU Mustangs 21-5 299 25
22 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17-8 240 21
23 West Virginia Mountaineers 19-6 154 23
24 Ohio State Buckeyes 19-7 139 23
25 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 19-6 109 20
Others Receiving Votes: Texas 70, San Diego State 64, Providence 44, Murray State 38, Temple 28, Georgetown 23, Michigan State 17, Dayton 10, Texas A&M 8, Valparaiso 8, Indiana 7