Kentucky Unanimously Stays At No. 1 In AP Poll

As expected, Kentucky remains the No. 1 team in NCAA DI men’s college basketball, this according the latest rankings on Monday afternoon. The undefeated Wildcats (9-0) were unanimously selected as the No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll, after receiving all 64 first-place votes and collected 1,600 points.

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — As expected, Kentucky remains the No. 1 team in NCAA DI men’s college basketball, according to the latest rankings on Monday afternoon.

The undefeated Wildcats (9-0) were unanimously selected as the No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll, after receiving all 64 first-place votes and collected 1,600 points.

Fresh off their 80-70 win over the then-No. 2 Wisconsin last week, Duke (8-0) climbed two-places to No. 2 in the rankings after receiving 1,518 points.

The Blue Devils also jumped ahead of Arizona (8-0), which remains No. 3 after earning a 66-63 victory in overtime against No. 9 Gonzaga Saturday.

Louisville (7-0), which picked up an 82-57 win over Florida International last Friday, is up one slot to fourth, while Wisconsin completed the top five.

Rounding out the top 10 teams in the poll are Virginia (9-0), Villanova (8-0), Texas (7-1), Gonzaga (7-1) and Kansas (6-1).

Wichita State (5-1) dropped three spots to No. 11 after losing its 35-game regular-season winning streak to Utah (6-1), which moved up 12 places from No. 25 to No. 13.

The Utes beat the then-No. 8 Shockers 69-68 last week.

Ohio State (6-1) is No. 12, with Iowa State and (5-1), Butler (7-1) sitting at No. 14 and No. 15, respectively.

Oklahoma (5-2), Washington (7-0), San Diego State (6-2), Maryland (8-1) and Miami (FL) (8-1) are 16 through 20.

Dropping from the ranking are Michigan 17, Arkansas 18, Michigan State 19 and Illinois 24.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (64) 9-0 1,600
2 Duke 8-0 1,518
3 Arizona 8-0 1,486
4 Louisville 7-0 1,319
5 Wisconsin 8-1 1,316
6 Virginia 9-0 1,285
7 Villanova 8-0 1,173
8 Texas 7-1 1,155
9 Gonzaga 7-1 1,145
10 Kansas 6-1 1,083
11 Wichita St 5-1 929
12 Ohio State 6-1 808
13 Utah 6-1 717
14 Iowa State 5-1 668
15 Butler 7-1 593
16 Oklahoma 5-2 557
17 Washington 7-0 428
18 San Diego St 6-2 390
19 Maryland 8-1 370
20 Miami (FL) 8-1 359
21 North Carolina 6-2 350
22 West Virginia 8-1 313
23 Northern Iowa 8-0 232
24 St. John’s 6-1 211
25 Notre Dame 8-1 200

Others receiving votes: Michigan St 120, Illinois 91, Georgetown 62, Iowa 60, Seton Hall 57, Baylor 49, TCU 45, Colorado St 28, Arkansas 22, California 19, Michigan 14, Creighton 7, Virginia Commonwealth 6, LSU 5, NC State 3, Indiana 3, Old Dominion 2, Yale 1, Dayton 1

Dropped from rankings: Michigan 17, Arkansas 18, Michigan St 19, Illinois 24

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