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College Basketball AP Poll Week 1: Gonzaga, Wichita State swap spots

Gonzaga's performance in one half of play didn't do much to impress, causing them to swap spots with Wichita State.

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North Carolina gained two additional first place votes in week 1 of the AP Poll to help pull further ahead of the Kentucky Wildcats. The Tar Heels earned 37 first place votes to keep the No. 1 ranking.

Maryland, Kansas and Duke complete the top five. The Wildcats had eight first place votes, Maryland picked up 14, and Kansas had five. Virginia at No. 6 also had a first place vote.

Wichita State moved up to No. 9 this week after beating Charleston Southern in a game that no one will ever want to watch the film from again. They passed Gonzaga, who played just a single half of basketball in Japan because of a slippery floor. The Zags were losing by two at the half when the game was called.

Dayton, Valparaiso, Rhode Island, BYU, Western Illinois, Old Dominion, UC Irvine and Yale all grabbed votes in the latest poll.

Here is the complete AP Poll for week 1.

2015-16 AP Poll Week 1

RANK TEAM (FIRST) RECORD POINTS LW
1 North Carolina Tar Heels (37) 2-0 1571 1
2 Kentucky Wildcats (8) 2-0 1520 2
3 Maryland Terrapins (14) 1-0 1496 3
4 Kansas Jayhawks (5) 1-0 1415 4
5 Duke Blue Devils 2-0 1348 5
6 Virginia Cavaliers (1) 1-0 1341 6
7 Iowa State Cyclones 1-0 1189 7
8 Oklahoma Sooners 0-0 1095 8
9 Wichita State Shockers 1-0 1043 10
10 Gonzaga Bulldogs 0-0 1040 9
11 Villanova Wildcats 1-0 1013 11
12 Arizona Wildcats 1-0 913 12
13 Michigan State Spartans 1-0 837 13
14 Indiana Hoosiers 1-0 763 15
15 California Golden Bears 1-0 761 14
16 Utah Utes 1-0 514 16
17 Vanderbilt Commodores 1-0 462 18
18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1-0 414 19
19 Connecticut Huskies 1-0 373 20
20 Baylor Bears 1-0 368 22
21 Purdue Boilermakers 2-0 291 23
22 Butler Bulldogs 1-0 284 24
23 LSU Tigers 1-0 283 21
24 Michigan Wolverines 1-0 141 25
25 Oregon Ducks 1-0 121 NR
Others Receiving Votes: SMU 105, Texas A&M 83, West Virginia 78, Cincinnati 72, Louisville 39, Miami (FL) 37, Wisconsin 25, Providence 14, Dayton 12, Florida State 10, Xavier 10, Valparaiso 8, Iowa 8, Texas 6, Rhode Island 5, BYU 4, Western Illinois 4, Oklahoma State 2, Old Dominion 2, UC Irvine 2, Colorado State 1, Yale 1, Washington 1