• Tigers drop to 25 in AP poll

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    The University of Memphis Tigers dropped to 25th in the AP basketball poll after losing a close game to Xavier and clinching the C-USA regular season title.

    The 25th ranked Tigers are undefeated in C-USA play as they head to UTEP on Tuesday, March 5th and host UAB on Saturday, March 9th to wrap up the regular season.

    The C-USA tournament begins on Wednesday, March 13th in Tulsa and wraps up on Saturday the 16th.

    AP Top 25

    The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

    1. Gonzaga (51)
    2. Indiana (7)
    3. Duke (5)
    4. Kansas
    5. Georgetown (2)
    6. Miami
    7. Michigan
    8. Louisville
    9. Kansas St.
    10. Michigan St.
    11. Florida
    12. New Mexico
    13. Oklahoma St.
    14. Ohio St.
    15. Marquette
    16. Saint Louis
    17. Syracuse
    18. Arizona
    19. Oregon
    20. Pittsburgh
    21. VCU
    22. Wisconsin
    23. UCLA
    24. Notre Dame
    25. Memphis

    Others receiving votes: North Carolina 109, Louisiana Tech 103, Saint Mary's (Cal) 47, UNLV 43, California 33, Butler 26, Illinois 25, Minnesota 10, Creighton 7, Middle Tennessee 5, Akron 4, Missouri 4, Belmont 3, Colorado St. 1.

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