Kentucky still No. 1 in new AP Poll, shake-up at bottom
The Kentucky Wildcats are No. 1 in the latest AP Top 25 for a second straight week after wins over Boston and USF brought their record to 6–0.
Five schools entered the rankings for the first time this season; the highest of which was Syracuse, who knocked off Connecticut and Texas A&M to debut at No. 14. West Virginia, Providence, Louisville and Baylor are also in for the first time all year.
The Arizona Wildcats dropped from No. 11 to No. 19 after a loss to Providence in the semifinals of the Wooden Legacy, while Wichita State dropped out completely after losses to USC, Alabama, and Iowa in the AdvoCare Invitational.
Here are the full rankings:
3. Michigan State
5. Iowa State
9. North Carolina
18. Texas A&M
20. West Virginia
21. Miami (FL)
- Kenny Ducey