NEW YORK — Duke is again on prime adopted by Virginia and North Carolina to provide the Atlantic Coast Convention a 1-2-Three displaying within the last AP Prime 25 ballot this season.
The Blue Devils (29-5) jumped from fifth to first Monday after profitable final week’s league event with the return of freshman star Zion Williamson from a knee sprain that had sidelined him practically six full video games. That made Duke the No. 1 total seed for the NCAA Match when the sector of 68 groups was unveiled Sunday evening.
The Cavaliers (29-3) and Tar Heels (27-6) stayed of their positions in what’s believed to be the primary time a convention has claimed the highest three spots within the last AP ballot. Each additionally earned No. 1 seeds to headline their very own NCAA areas.
Gonzaga, the fourth NCAA 1-seed, fell from No. 1 in final week’s AP Prime 25 to fourth after shedding to Saint Mary’s within the West Coast Convention Match championship sport for its first loss since December.
Huge Ten Match champion Michigan State moved up a spot to fifth, adopted by Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas Tech and Florida State — which upset Virginia within the ACC semifinals to spherical out the highest 10.
Auburn made an enormous leap after profitable the Southeastern Convention Match, vaulting eight spots to No. 14 after being unranked to start out the month of March.
Nevada took an enormous tumble, falling six spots to No. 20 after shedding to San Diego State within the Mountain West Match.
Utah State ended up profitable that event, which pushed the Aggies into the AP ballot at No. 25. It’s this system’s first AP ballot look because the last ballot in 2011.