Vols jump to No. 5 in AP Top 25

(AP) -- The Vols have their revenge, and are now moving their way back up the AP Top 25.

After a huge win over Kentucky, Saturday, Tennessee is now the No. 5 team in the country. Coach Rick Barnes and company jumped Kentucky in the polls after routing the Wildcats 71-52 Saturday.

The Vols will now prepare for Mississppi State and Auburn to finish out the regular season.

Elsewhere, Gonzaga and Virginia remain Nos. 1-2 atop the poll, followed by North Carolina at No. 3.

Gonzaga received 42 of 64 votes in the men’s college basketball poll released Monday after finishing an undefeated run through the West Coast Conference. The Cavaliers had 21 first-place votes and No. 4 Duke, which fell a spot, had the remaining one.

Gonzaga and Virginia were the only teams to hold their spots from last week.

The Zags moved to No. 1 last week and beat Pacific and Saint Mary’s this week to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 20 games.

No. 25 Central Florida is ranked for the first time since 2010-11.