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Tennessee falls in AP Poll after loss to LSU

Another drop for the Vols.

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Louisiana State Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Another loss, another drop in the AP top 25 on Monday.

Tennessee fell in overtime to LSU on Saturday on a dramatic, last-second foul call that sent the Tigers to the free throw stripe with 0.6 seconds left. The Vols had their chances to bury LSU, up by nine points with six minutes remaining. The defense faltered once again, handing the Vols their third loss of the year.

As a result, Tennessee dropped from No. 5 to No. 7 in the AP Poll this week. North Carolina and Michigan State hopped over Tennessee after big wins over Duke and Michigan, respectively.

Last week’s No. 1 team, the Duke Blue Devils, dropped to third after losing to the Tar Heels without Zion Williamson. That sent Gonzaga to the top of the charts once again, currently in the thick of their incredibly soft West Coast Conference schedule.

Kentucky, who will visit Thompson-Boling Arena this weekend, stayed put at fourth in the polls.

Full Rankings

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  2. Virginia Cavaliers
  3. Duke Blue Devils
  4. Kentucky Wildcats
  5. North Carolina Tar Heels
  6. Michigan State Spartans
  7. Tennessee Volunteers
  8. Houston Cougars
  9. Michigan Wolverines
  10. Marquette Golden Eagles
  11. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  12. Nevada Wolf Pack
  13. LSU Tigers
  14. Purdue Boilermakers
  15. Kansas Jayhawks
  16. Kansas State Wildcats
  17. Maryland Terrapins
  18. Florida State Seminoles
  19. Wisconsin Badgers
  20. Virginia Tech Hokies
  21. Buffalo Bulls
  22. Iowa Hawkeyes
  23. Cincinnati Bearcats
  24. Wofford Terriers
  25. Washington Huskies