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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Kentucky Drops To No. 3 In Latest Rankings

After falling to Indiana at the buzzer, the Kentucky Wildcats slipped two spots to No. 3 in both the AP and coaches' polls. Syracuse claims the top spot in both polls and is followed by Ohio State who were without standout forward Jared Sullinger in their upset loss to Kansas. Louisville checks in at No. 4 in both polls and is followed by North Carolina in the AP and Duke in the coaches. The SEC has five teams ranked in both polls while the Blue Devils and Tar Heels represent the ACC. 

Here is a look at both polls:

 

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Syracuse (51) 10-0 1607 3
2 Ohio State (7) 8-1 1478 2
3 Kentucky (4) 8-1 1468 1
4 Louisville (2) 9-0 1374 5
5 North Carolina (1) 8-2 1373 4
6 Baylor 7-0 1284 6
7 Duke 9-1 1273 7
8 Xavier 8-0 1122 8
9 Connecticut 8-1 1087 9
10 Missouri 9-0 1030 10
11 Marquette 9-0 988 11
12 Kansas 7-2 945 13
13 Florida 7-2 891 12
14 Wisconsin 8-2 728 14
15 Pittsburgh 9-1 696 15
16 Georgetown 8-1 602 18
17 Mississippi State 9-1 574 17
18 Indiana 9-0 462 39
19 Illinois 10-0 375 24
20 Michigan 7-2 354 20
21 Michigan State 8-2 310 28
22 Texas A&M 8-1 270 22
23 Alabama 8-2 204 16
24 Murray State 10-0 93 40
25 Creighton 7-1 88 19
25 Vanderbilt 6-3 88 27
Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 73, San Diego State 59, Virginia 57, UNLV 41, Stanford 39, Saint Louis 26, Gonzaga 25, Memphis 13, Cleveland State 7, Northern Iowa 7, Arizona 5, California 3, Long Beach State 3, Northwestern 2, Wichita State 1

Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Syracuse (28) 10-0 746 3
2 Ohio State (2) 8-1 671 2
3 Kentucky 8-1 665 1
4 Louisville 9-0 658 4
5 Duke 9-1 618 5
6 North Carolina 8-2 608 6
7 Baylor 7-0 539 7
8 Missouri 9-0 512 10
9 Xavier 8-0 503 8
10 Connecticut 8-1 485 9
11 Marquette 9-0 466 11
12 Kansas 7-2 441 13
13 Florida 7-2 418 12
14 Pittsburgh 9-1 356 14
15 Wisconsin 8-2 317 16
16 Mississippi State 9-1 251 18
17 Georgetown 8-1 246 21
18 Michigan 7-2 185 19
19 Illinois 10-0 182 22
20 Indiana 9-0 171 31
21 Alabama 8-2 143 15
22 Texas A&M 8-1 108 25
23 Michigan State 8-2 107 30
24 Creighton 7-1 54 17
25 Vanderbilt 6-3 51 27
Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 43, Murray State 42, California 29, Memphis 27, San Diego State 26, Purdue 14, Gonzaga 13, Virginia 12, Saint Louis9, UNLV 9, Saint Mary's 5, Stanford 5, St. Joseph's 5, Oklahoma 4, Northern Iowa 3, Northwestern 3

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