Kentucky tops AP Poll, followed by Wisconsin, Arizona, Duke

Monday December 1st, 2014

The Kentucky Wildcats remain the No. 1 team in this week's AP Poll, with Wisconsin, Arizona and Duke rounding out the top four again.

Kentucky is 7-0 on the season after defeating UT-Arlington and Providence in convincing fashion during the last week. After defeating then-No. 5 Kansas last month, John Calipari's Wildcats will get another test from a Big 12 team when they host No. 7 Texas on Friday night.

Wisconsin is also 7-0 and received three second-place votes after beating UAB, Georgetown and Oklahoma en route to winning the Battle 4 Atlantis last weekend. The Badgers will play their first ranked opponent of the season when they host No. 4 Duke on Wednesday.

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Arizona won the Maui Invitational last week to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Wildcats knocked off Missouri, Kansas State and then-No. 15 San Diego State to win the tournament. Sean Miller's team hosts No. 9 Gonzaga on Saturday.

North Carolina fell from No. 5 to No. 12 after losing to Butler. The Tar Heels rebounded with wins over UCLA and Florida. Iowa State dropped from No. 13 to No. 20 following a loss to Maryland at home.

The last five teams in the poll are all new: Maryland, Oklahoma, Butler, Illinois and Utah.

The entire Top 25 is below:

1. Kentucky

2. Wisconsin

3. Arizona

4. Duke

5. Louisville

6. Texas

7. Virginia

8. Wichita State

9. Gonzaga

10. Villanova

11. Kansas

12. North Carolina

13. San Diego State

14. Ohio State

15. Miami (FL)

16. West Virginia

17. Michigan

18. Arkansas

19. Michigan State

20. Iowa State

21. Maryland

22. Oklahoma

23. Butler

24. Illinois

25. Utah

- Paul Palladino

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