Tennessee remains No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll despite Duke earning the top overall seed in the NCAA’s initial rankings for March Madness.
The Blue Devils received the top seed in the NCAA Division I Basketball Committee, but the Vols received 40 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel in the AP Top 25 released on Monday.
No. 2 Duke had the remaining 24 first-place votes.
No. 3 Gonzaga and No. 4 Virginia were the other top seeds in the selection committee’s rankings released on Saturday, with Kentucky rounding out the fifth spot in the AP poll.
Tennessee was selected No. 1 in the South Region by the selection committee in rankings that will change before Selection Sunday on March 17. The Vols beat Missouri and Florida last week.
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