Tennessee ranked 23rd in latest AP Top 25 poll
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.
Tennessee is 23rd. The Vols play Auburn on Tuesday.
The Tennessee Lady Vols are ranked 7th in the latest AP Top 25 women's poll.