Monday January 5th, 2015

The top five was unchanged in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.

Kentucky remained a unanimous No. 1, as it has been for the past four weeks. John Calipari's team has held the top spot in the poll all season long. The Wildcats, who didn't have a game last week, open SEC play against Ole Miss on Tuesday.                                                                           

Duke was No. 2 for the fifth straight week, followed by Virginia, Wisconsin and Louisville.

After being upset by Seton Hall on Saturday, Villanova fell from No. 6 to No. 8, allowing Gonzaga and Arizona to move up to No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. Utah and Texas rounded out the top 10.

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Washington, Colorado State, Northern Iowa and Georgetown all dropped out of the rankings, while Seton Hall, VCU, Arkansas and Old Dominion all entered the top 25 after not being ranked last week, coming in at No. 19, No. 20, No. 23 and No. 25, respectively. This marks the Monarchs' first appearance in the poll in program history.    

The full AP Top 25 is below:

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1. Kentucky
2. Duke
3. Virginia
4. Wisconsin
5. Louisville
6. Gonzaga
7. Arizona
8. Villanova
9. Utah
10. Texas
11. Maryland
12. Kansas
13. Notre Dame
14. West Virginia
15. Wichita State
16. Oklahoma
17. Iowa State
18. North Carolina
19. Seton Hall
20. VCU
21. Baylor
22. Ohio State
23. Arkansas
24. St. John's
25. Old Dominion

Ben Estes


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