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College basketball rankings: Iowa slips but stays in top 25



Back-to-back losses to open Big Ten play, including a 90-68 defeat at Michigan State, didn’t help Iowa’s standing in the polls. But the Hawkeyes bounced back Thursday with a 98-84 win over Iowa State and are still in this week’s top 25.



Iowa (7-2) slipped from No. 19 to No. 21 in the latest USA TODAY coaches poll. Michigan State (8-2) and Wisconsin (8-2), the two teams it lost to, are No. 9 and No. 19, respectively. The Cyclones are receiving votes.



Kansas (8-0) is the new No. 1 team in the coaches poll after Tennessee beat Gonzaga 76-73 Sunday. The Volunteeers (7-1), whose only loss is to KU, moved up to No. 4, while the Zags (9-1) dropped to sixth. Duke (9-1) and Virginia (9-0) follow Kansas at 2-3, while Michigan (10-0) rounds out the top five as the highest-ranked Big Ten team.



Other Big Ten teams ranked: No. 14 Ohio State (8-1), No. 23 Maryland (8-2) and No. 25 Nebraska (8-2). Purdue and Indiana are receiving votes.



Following Kansas in the Big 12 are No. 11 Texas Tech (8-0) and No. 24 Kansas State (6-2). Oklahoma, TCU and Texas are also receiving votes.



Iowa is No. 22 in this week’s AP poll.



The Hawkeyes take on Northern Iowa in the Hy-Vee Classic at 6 p.m. Saturday in Des Moines (BTN).



Men’s college basketball coaches poll: Dec. 10, 2018

1. Kansas (8-0)



2. Duke (9-1)



3. Virginia (9-0)



4. Tennessee (7-1)



5. Michigan (10-0)



6. Gonzaga (9-1)



7. Nevada (10-0)



8. Auburn (8-1)



9. Michigan State (8-2)



10. Florida State (8-1)



11. Texas Tech (8-0)



12. North Carolina (7-2)



13. Virginia Tech (8-1)



14. Ohio State (8-1)



15. Buffalo (9-0)



16. Villanova (8-2)



17. Mississippi State (8-1)



18. Kentucky (7-2)



19. Wisconsin (8-2)



20. Arizona State (7-1)



21. Iowa (7-2)



22. Houston (8-0)



23. Maryland (8-2)



24. Kansas State (6-2)



25. Nebraska (8-2)



Top 25 games this week

Saturday



No. 16 Villanova at No. 1 Kansas, 11 a.m. (ESPN)



No. 6 Gonzaga at No. 12 North Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)



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