AP Top 25: Kentucky No. 1, Syracuse in, Arizona down - Sports Illustrated

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.
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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:

1. Kentucky
2. Maryland
3. Michigan State
4. Kansas
5. Iowa State
6. Oklahoma
7. Duke
8. Villanova
9. North Carolina
10. Virginia
11. Purdue
12. Xavier
13. Gonzaga
14. Syracuse
15. Oregon
16. Vanderbilt
17. Cincinnati
18. Texas A&M
19. Arizona
20. West Virginia
21. Miami (FL)
22. SMU
23. Providence
24. Louisville
25. Baylor

- Kenny Ducey