Texas Tech Men's Basketball drops to 12th in AP Poll

Texas Tech Men's Basketball drops to 12th in AP Poll

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Michigan State, Florida and unbeaten Texas Tech each fell one spot in this week's AP Poll, a result of North Carolina jumping from 12th to ninth after beating Gonzaga, which is now eighth. The Red Raiders (10-0) are ranked 12th.

Tech closed out the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum with an 82-48 win over Abilene Christian Saturday. The only event scheduled before the Coliseum's demolition is the ABC Pro Rodeo in April.

The Red Raiders will travel to New York this week to face second-ranked Duke at Madison Square Garden. The game tips at 6 p.m. Central Thursday. 

The only other Big 12 team in this week's poll is top-ranked Kansas.

Kansas, Duke, Tennessee remain atop new AP Top 25

NEW YORK (AP) - Kansas, Duke and Tennessee are atop the latest AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll for the second straight week.
 
The Jayhawks earned 56 of 65 first-place votes to stay at No. 1, a perch they held in the preseason before being overtaken by Duke and later Gonzaga. Kansas returned to the top last week then beat reigning national champion Villanova.
 
Michigan and Virginia each climbed a spot into the top 5. Gonzaga slid four spots to eighth after losing at North Carolina, which jumped three spots to ninth.
 
No. 25 Nebraska was the only addition to this week's poll, though the Cornhuskers were ranked earlier this month. Villanova fell out for the second time this season after losing at Kansas and to Penn.
 
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Dec. 17 AP Poll:
1 Kansas
2 Duke
3 Tennessee
4 Michigan
5 Virginia
6 Nevada
7 Auburn
8 Gonzaga
9 North Carolina
10 Michigan State
11 Florida State
12 Texas Tech
13 Virginia Tech
14 Buffalo
15 Ohio State
16 Wisconsin
17 Mississippi State
18 Arizona State
19 Kentucky
20 Marquette
21 Houston
22 Indiana
23 Iowa
24 Furman
25 Nebraska

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