Monday December 15th, 2014

Kentucky was a unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in the AP Poll for the second straight week.

The Wildcats won both of their games last week, including a 84-70 victory over North Carolina on Sunday, and received all 65 first-place votes votes despite losing junior forward Alex Poythress to a season-ending knee injury.

The next six spots remain unchanged from last week, with Duke, Arizona, Louisville, Wisconsin, Virginia and Villanova. Gonzaga, Texas and Kansas round out the top 10.

The biggest leaps in the poll belong to St. John's and Notre Dame, who each moved up four spots to No. 20 and No. 21, respectively.

Michigan State re-entered the poll after a one-week absence and Northern Iowa fell out of the poll after a 93-87 double-overtime loss to VCU.

Below is the full top 25:

1. Kentucky (65)
2. Duke
3. Arizona
4. Louisville
5. Wisconsin
6. Virginia
7. Villanova
8. Gonzaga
9. Texas
10. Kansas
11. Wichita St.
12. Ohio St.
13. Iowa St.
14. Utah
15. Oklahoma
16. Washington
17. Maryland
18. Miami
19. San Diego St.
20. St. John's
21. Notre Dame
22. West Virginia
23. Butler
24. North Carolina
25. Michigan St.

- Scooby Axson

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