Boston College's Jerome Robinson (1) and Duke's Grayson Allen (3) chase a loose ball during the second half in Boston on Dec. 9, 2017. Michael Dwyer AP
Boston College's Jerome Robinson (1) and Duke's Grayson Allen (3) chase a loose ball during the second half in Boston on Dec. 9, 2017. Michael Dwyer AP

Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock’s AP Top 25 basketball poll ballot: Week 7

By Luke DeCock

ldecock@newsobserver.com

December 18, 2017 09:21 AM

One preseason top-10 team plummets while another’s resurrection continues. Adios Florida after yet another loss, this time to Clemson; welcome back Arizona, having rebounded from the debacle in the Bahamas.

Clemson also benefits from Florida’s decline, entering the top 25 this week. Oklahoma will be a big mover this week, not only because of the win over Wichita State but freshman Trae Young’s scoring feats.

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MY TOP 25

1. Villanova (Last week: 1)

2. Michigan State (2)

3. Duke (3)

4. North Carolina (4)

5. Arizona State (6)

6. Kentucky (7)

7. Miami (8)

8. West Virginia (9)

9. Xavier (10)

10. Texas A&M (11)

11. TCU (12)

12. Wichita State (5)

13. Virginia (14)

14. Kansas (15)

15. Gonzaga (18)

16. Baylor (20)

17. Seton Hall (13)

18. Tennessee (17)

19. Purdue (21)

20. Oklahoma (24)

21. Texas Tech (23)

22. Notre Dame (16)

23. Cincinnati (25)

24. Arizona (NR)

25. Clemson (NR)

OUT Florida (19), Florida State (22)

Sports columnist Luke DeCock: 919-829-8947, ldecock@newsobserver.com, @Luke DeCock