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Gonzaga stays at No. 3 in AP poll, Duke climbs into top spot

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as their preseason position. Duke’s convincing 118-84 romp over former No. 2 Kentucky vaulted the Blue Devils from fourth to the top spot and prompted movement elsewhere in the top 11.

After upsetting Baylor, Texas Southern hopes to stay levelheaded against third-ranked Gonzaga

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones and several of his key players have toured some of the toughest venues in college basketball. The Tigers traditionally play a road-heavy, nonconference schedule stocked with premier programs. First-year head coach Jones is familiar with tough arenas across the country and particularly in the SEC after a five-year head coaching stint at LSU. Gonzaga and the 6,000-seat McCarthey Athletic Center present a unique challenge, Jones said.