Duke, which had one of the longest consecutive poll streaks ever, returns at No. 20 after two weeks out of the Top 25.
Villanova (22-3) received 44 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday with Kansas (21-4) getting the other 21.
Oklahoma, which lost to Kansas in their rematch, and Iowa stayed third and fourth. North Carolina jumped four places to fifth and was followed by Maryland, which had been No. 2, and Virginia. Michigan State and Xavier are tied for eighth and West Virginia, which also lost to Kansas, is 10th.
Joining Duke as newcomers are No. 19 Notre Dame and No. 22 Indiana. They replace Texas A&M, Southern Cal and Wichita State.
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 14, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
|1. Villanova (44)||22-3||1,601||1|
|2. Kansas (21)||21-4||1,578||6|
|5. North Carolina||21-4||1,343||9|
|8. Michigan St.||21-5||1,174||8|
|10. West Virginia||20-5||1,094||10|
|13. Iowa St.||18-7||742||14|
|19. Notre Dame||18-7||489||—|