Duke and Kansas Surge Back Into Top 3 in Latest College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll

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Duke Blue Devils' Cassius Stanley, Vernon Carey Jr, and Wendell Moore Jr. | Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The 2019-20 college basketball season has been one of the most unpredictable in recent memory, with just about every top-tier team having suffered a stunning loss early on.

The AP has released its Top 25 poll after the first nine weeks of the season, and once again the top of the rankings have seen some pretty notable shifts.

The two biggest beneficiaries were Duke and Kansas, both of whom jumped up to No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. They trail Gonzaga, who has maintained their spot atop the poll.

Ohio State dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 after its loss to to West Virginia on Sunday, while Louisville plunged from No. 3 to No. 7 due to a defeat at the hands of Kentucky. Both those teams were jumped in the rankings by Oregon, who are riding a five-game winning streak.

Undefeated San Diego State is also working its way up the poll, now ranked 13th in the nation. Meanwhile, 11-1 Wichita State have entered the Top 25 at No. 24.

The most represented conference in the Top 25 is the Big Ten, who had six teams make the cut in Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland, Penn State and Iowa.