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Tennessee cracks AP top 25 after win over Washington

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The Volunteers are ranked once again.

NCAA Basketball: Washington at Tennessee Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Volunteers have returned to the top 25 in the AP college basketball poll. The Vols picked up a big win over the weekend, beating then No. 20 Washington in Toronto 75-62.

Rick Barnes’ group shut down Washington’s potent attack, which featured a couple of former five-star, top ten forwards in Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels. Those two were outshined by John Fulkerson and Yves Pons, along with some help from senior guards Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner.

In their first real test of the season, Tennessee passed with flying colors. The Vols have put the rest of the SEC on notice — they seem to be on their way to being a real threat for a league title once again.

Tennessee’s reward? A trip back inside of the top 25. The Volunteers made their 2019-20 debut in the poll at No. 20, kicking Washington down to No. 25.

Tennessee gets Alabama State on Wednesday night.

Other Poll Notes

  • Kentucky dropped from No. 1 to No. 9 after their shocking loss to Evansville last week.
  • Duke is your new No. 1 team.
  • Memphis fell from No. 13 to No. 16 after their loss to Oregon.
  • Florida dropped completely out of the poll after taking their second loss of the season, this time against UConn.

Full Poll

  1. Duke
  2. Louisville
  3. Michigan State
  4. Kansas
  5. North Carolina
  6. Maryland
  7. Virginia
  8. Gonzaga
  9. Kentucky
  10. Ohio State
  11. Oregon
  12. Texas Tech
  13. Seton Hall
  14. Arizona
  15. Utah State
  16. Memphis
  17. Villanova
  18. Xavier
  19. Auburn
  20. Tennessee
  21. VCU
  22. Texas
  23. Colorado
  24. Baylor
  25. Washington