RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Villanova, Virginia and Purdue are making themselves comfortable atop the AP Top 25.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 1: Omari Spellman #14, Collin Gillespie #2, Donte DiVincenzo #10, Eric Paschall #4, Mikal Bridges #25, Phil Booth #5, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree #21, and head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats react from the bench in the second half after a made basket by Matt Kennedy against the Creighton Bluejays at the Wells Fargo Center on February 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Creighton Bluejays 98-78. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in Monday’s latest poll, followed by the second-ranked Cavaliers and the third-ranked Boilermakers. It marked the fourth straight week that with the trio sitting 1-2-3 in the poll as they continue extended winning streaks.

Michigan State climbed a spot to No. 4, followed by No. 5 Xavier.

Sixth-ranked Cincinnati moved to its highest ranking since January 2004, followed by No. 7 Texas Tech reaching its highest ranking since March 1996. And eighth-ranked Auburn has its highest ranking since January 2000.

Ninth-ranked Duke and No. 10 Kansas rounded out the top 10. They slid along with fellow national powers Arizona and Kentucky after losses in an upset-filled weekend.

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