Duke stays at No. 4, UNC falls to No. 19 in new AP Top 25

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No. 2 Virginia has pulled closer to its first No. 1 ranking in 35 years.

The Cavaliers received 17 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in the AP Top 25 released on Monday. Villanova remained No. 1 for the fourth straight week, receiving 47 first-place votes.

Virginia (20-1, 9-0 ACC) shut down one of the nation's top offenses in a 65-63 win over Duke last week and held No. 18 Clemson to 36 points.

Purdue remained at No. 3 and No. 4 Duke held its spot despite the loss to Virginia. Michigan State moved up a spot to round out the top 10.

Kentucky returned to the poll at No. 21 after dropping out for the first time in four years.