Monday December 29th, 2014

The Kentucky Wildcats are No. 1 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll with the Duke Blue Devils and Virginia Cavaliers coming in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Kentucky beat in-state rival Louisville on Saturday to move to 13-0 on the season. Coach John Calipari's Wildcats have been ranked No. 1 for the entire season. They are off this week before opening Southeastern Conference play on Jan. 6 against Ole Miss.

Duke was idle last last after beating Connecticut on Dec. 18. The Blue Devils have been No. 2 for the past three weeks and host on Monday at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Virginia continued its steady climb up the rankings to No. 3 after teams ahead of them lost last week. The Cavaliers are a perfect 11-0 on the season and host Davidson on Tuesday.

Arizona fell from No. 3 to No. 8 after losing to UNLV last Tuesday. Louisville dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 after losing to Kentucky. Wichita State lost its second game of the season and fell from No. 11 to No. 16.

Washington lost its first game of the season to Stony Brook and dropped from No. 13 to No. 21.

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The full AP Top 25 is below:

1. Kentucky

2. Duke

3. Virginia

4. Wisconsin

5. Louisville

6. Villanova

7. Gonzaga

8. Arizona

9. Iowa State

10. Utah

11. Texas

12. Maryland

13. Kansas

14. Notre Dame

15. St. John's

16. Wichita State

17. West Virginia

18. Oklahoma

19. North Carolina

20. Ohio State

21. Washington

22. Baylor

23. UNI

24. Colorado State

25. Georgetown

- Paul Palladino

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