Kentucky tops AP Poll, followed by Wisconsin, Arizona, Duke
Kentucky is 7-0 on the season after defeating UT-Arlington and Providence in convincing fashion during the last week. After defeating then-No. 5 Kansas last month, John Calipari's Wildcats will get another test from a Big 12 team when they host No. 7 Texas on Friday night.
Wisconsin is also 7-0 and received three second-place votes after beating UAB, Georgetown and Oklahoma en route to winning the Battle 4 Atlantis last weekend. The Badgers will play their first ranked opponent of the season when they host No. 4 Duke on Wednesday.
Arizona won the Maui Invitational last week to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Wildcats knocked off Missouri, Kansas State and then-No. 15 San Diego State to win the tournament. Sean Miller's team hosts No. 9 Gonzaga on Saturday.
North Carolina fell from No. 5 to No. 12 after losing to Butler. The Tar Heels rebounded with wins over UCLA and Florida. Iowa State dropped from No. 13 to No. 20 following a loss to Maryland at home.
The entire Top 25 is below:
12. North Carolina
13. San Diego State
14. Ohio State
15. Miami (FL)
16. West Virginia
19. Michigan State
20. Iowa State
- Paul Palladino