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Virginia Tech, Richmond in AP Top 25 after big wins

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 15:04:07-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gonzaga and Baylor remain the top two teams in the first Associated Press men’s college basketball poll of the regular season.

The Zags received 57 first-place votes from a 63-person media panel. The Bears received six first-place votes, with Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois rounding out the top five.

Gonzaga was the preseason No. 1 and lived up to the billing by rolling over Kansas and Auburn in Fort Meyers, Florida.

The Jayhawks dropped a spot to No. 7 this week but were ranked for the 222nd consecutive week to break UCLA’s all-time record set from 1966-80.

Additions to the AP Top 25 this week includes Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond.

Virginia Tech entered the rankings at No. 16 after upsetting the then-ranked #3 Villanova Wildcats, 81-73 in overtime.

Richmond entered the rankings at No. 19 this week after upsetting the Kentucky Wildcats 76-64 in the school's first ever road win over a top 10 AP team.

Virginia remains in the Top 25, falling 11 spots to No. 15 after losing to San Francisco 61-60.