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Tennessee falls in AP Poll following loss to Kentucky

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Kentucky Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee remains ranked for another week following their blowout loss to Kentucky over the weekend. The Vols are the 24th ranked team in the country, per the new AP Poll.

The Volunteers are now 11-5 on the season, falling to 2-3 in SEC play. They’ll look to bounce back with games against Vanderbilt and LSU this week.

Gonzaga returned the to No. 1 spot this week, as they usually do during conference play season. Bruce Pearl’s Auburn Tigers continued their climb, marching all the way to the No. 2 slot this week.

Arizona, easily Tennessee’s biggest win of the season, is now third and tracking for a No. 1 seed. Kentucky jumped back up to 12th following their win over Tennessee.

LSU, coming off of their collapse against Arkansas on Saturday, only dropped down to 13th. Tennessee will host the Tigers for round two on Saturday.

New AP Poll

1. Gonzaga

2. Auburn

3. Arizona

4. Purdue

5. Baylor

6. Duke

7. Kansas

8. Wisconsin


10. Houston

11. Villanova

12. Kentucky

13. LSU

14. Michigan State

15. Iowa State

16. USC

17. Illinois

18. Texas Tech

19. Ohio State

20. Xavier

21. Providence

22. Loyola-Chicago

23. Texas

24. Tennessee

25. UConn