Monday December 8th, 2014

For the first time this season Kentucky is the unanimous No. 1 atop the AP poll, receiving all 64 first-place Week 5 votes. 

The new rankings, released on Monday, moved Duke up to No. 2 (previously No. 4) and dropped Wisconsin to No. 5 (previously No. 2) after the Blue Devils beat the Badgers 80-70 on Wednesday. Wisconsin had previously been receiving a few first-place votes each week.

Arizona remained steady at No. 3, while Louisville moved up one spot to No. 4. 

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Utah jumped from No. 25 last week to No. 13 after defeating Wichita State 69-68 on Wednesday, while Washington went from being unranked to No. 17 after defeating San Diego State 49-36 on Sunday. Other new additions to the poll are No. 23 UNI, No. 24 St. John's, and No. 25 Notre Dame.

Arkansas, Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois all dropped out of the Top 25. North Carolina dropped from No. 12 to No. 21 following a loss to Iowa and San Diego State dropped from No. 13 to No. 18 after the loss to Washington. 

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The entire Top 25 is below: 

1. Kentucky
2. Duke
3. Arizona
4. Louisville
5. Wisconsin
6. Virginia
7. Villanova
8. Texas
9. Gonzaga
10. Kansas
11. Wichita State
12. Ohio State
13. Utah
14. Iowa State
15. Butler
16. Oklahoma
17. Washington
18. San Diego State
19. Maryland
20. Miami (Fla.)
21. North Carolina
22. West Virginia
23. UNI
24. St. John's
25. Notre Dame

- Molly Geary

 

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