Tennessee had some shaky moments after reaching his first No. 1 ranking in eleven years. The volunteers are now rolling with certainty.
Tennessee remained on the Associated Press basketball poll for the third consecutive week following the landmark victories over South Carolina and Texas A & M.
The Vols received 48 out of 64 first place winners of a media panel in the poll released Monday. # 2 Duke had 12 first place finishes and # 3 Virginia four. Gonzaga and Kentucky rounded out the top 5.
"These guys worked hard," said Tennessee coach Rick Barnes after the Texas A & M game. "You've really become a team, and if you'd been in the bunch for the past seven minutes, I would not have had to say a word."
Tennessee plays in Missouri and Florida this week.
"We still have a long way to go," Junior Front Guard Grant Williams said. "We have a long season ahead of us, it's nice to set that record, but we want more, we can never settle for it, because when we settle down or think, that's all we want and we will The remaining teams stay correct. "
While the first four remained unchanged, the first ten were confused after losing Michigan and Michigan State.
The Wolverines, who were unbeaten two weeks ago, dropped two points to seventh place after losing to Iowa. The Spartans dropped three points to 9th place after losing to Indiana, who had previously lost seven games. Michigan State learned last week that guard Joshua Langford would not return due to a knee injury this season.
No. Kentucky, # 6, # 6, Nevada and # 8, North Carolina, all rose due to losses.
|1. Tennessee (48)||20-1||1|
|2. Duke (12)||19-2||2|
|3. Virginia (4)||20-1||3|
|8. North Carolina||17-4||9|
|9. Michigan St.||18-4||6|
|11. Virginia Tech||18-3||12|
|17. Iowa St.||17-5||20|
|18. Texas Tech||17-5||16|
|22. Florida St.||16-5||25|
A pair of casualties and an epic bad night shot the state of North Carolina out of 23rd place without receiving a only voice.
The Wolfpack opened the week with a loss of overtime to Virginia, but then dropped with a loss to No. 10 Virginia Tech together.
One of the top crimes of the ACC, the state of NC, was recorded with 24 points, the worst performance of an ACC team since the start of the throwing clock in the 1985/86 season. The Wolfpack shot nine shots as it scored 16.7 percent, the lowest in the history of a league founded in 1953.
The State of Mississippi The only other team to drop out of the poll dropped out of 22nd place after losing to Alabama.
Cincinnati has been in the role lately and has extended his victory series 73: 68 to seven games over SMU on Saturday.
The Bear Cats were rewarded with a 25th place on Monday. It's Cincinnati's first ranking since the end of the 2017/18 season.
Mick Cronin's crew has played street games against Memphis and Houston this week.
Iowa was the only other team that came in the poll -20 after his win over Michigan.
RISING / FALLING
Wisconsin had the biggest increase of the week and jumped five places to 19th place after defeating Maryland and Nebraska. No. 17 Iowa State and No. 22 Florida State each rose three points higher.
The biggest decline outside of NC State was Buffalo, who dropped five points to 23rd place after losing to Bowling Green on Friday.