Top 4 unchanged, but rest of AP Top 25 poll is a jumble

The top four in the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll remained unchanged for the third straight week. The rest of the poll, however, underwent major changes after three top-10 teams lost.

Duke remained at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 released Monday, receiving 37 of 64 first-place votes. No. 2 Michigan received nine first-place votes, No. 3 Tennessee 13 and No. 4 Virginia five. Then the jumble begins, because of losses by Kansas, Nevada and Florida State.

No. 5 Gonzaga, which is finally back to full health, and No. 6 Michigan State each moved up two spots. No. 7 Kansas dropped two spots after losing to Iowa State, which moved back into the poll at No. 20.

No. 8 Texas Tech and No. 9 Virginia Tech each moved up after Nevada lost at New Mexico and fell four places to No. 10. Florida State dropped four spots to No. 13 after being shut down by Virginia.

Gonzaga plays at USF on Saturday night.

•Notre Dame’s women are back where they started the season: at No. 1.

The Fighting Irish returned to the top spot in the AP women’s basketball poll, edging No. 2 Louisville, after former No. 1 UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor on Thursday.

Notre Dame received 12 first place votes from a 30-member media panel. Louisville was second with 10 first-place ballots and is seven points behind the Irish. UConn, which had won 126 regular-season games in a row, fell to third and Baylor moved up four spots to fourth. Stanford (12-1) remained at No. 6. Cal (10-3) fell from No. 18 to No. 24.

elsewhere

Ohio State QB turning pro

Dwayne Haskins is NFL bound after one spectacular season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback.

The third-year sophomore who rewrote the school record book is a projected first-rounder.

Haskins’ 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame, quick release and exceptional accuracy make him a top prospect. He threw for a nation-leading 50 touchdowns. Haskins finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa.

•Also declaring for the draft were Iowa State junior running back David Montgomery and Washington cornerback Byron Murphy.

•A top Michigan assistant is leaving to be co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Ohio State announced Monday that Greg Mattison, who spent the past four years as defensive line coach under Jim Harbaugh, will join the staff of new Ohio State head coach Ryan Day.

Baseball: Former New York Mets captain David Wright is becoming a special adviser to chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. The Mets said the 36-year-old third baseman would be placed on unconditional release waivers.

Soccer: A makeshift Liverpool team containing three teenagers making their senior debuts was beaten by the host Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup.

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