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College Basketball Rankings: Kentucky Still No. 1 In Both Polls

Kentucky's win over North Carolina solidified its grasp on the No. 1 spot in both the AP Top 25 Poll and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.

Fresh off of Saturday's victory over North Carolina, the Kentucky Wildcats remain in the top spot of both the AP poll and the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll. The Wildcats grabbed 47 of the 65 first-place votes from the AP and 19 of the 31 first-place votes from the coaches.

Ohio State follows close behind earning 18 first-place votes in the AP and 11 from the coaches. Syracuse received one first place vote in the coaches poll and are No. 3 in both polls. Interestingly North Carolina moves up to No. 4 in the AP poll even after losing to Kentucky but drops a spot to No. 6 in the coaches poll.

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky (47) 8-0 1606 1
2 Ohio State (18) 8-0 1575 2
3 Syracuse 8-0 1491 4
4 North Carolina 6-2 1328 5
5 Louisville 7-0 1325 6
6 Baylor 7-0 1283 7
7 Duke 7-1 1264 3
8 Xavier 6-0 1133 11
9 Connecticut 7-1 1120 8
10 Missouri 7-0 1109 13
11 Marquette 7-0 982 16
12 Florida 5-2 923 10
13 Kansas 5-2 833 15
14 Wisconsin 6-2 665 9
15 Pittsburgh 7-1 660 17
16 Alabama 7-1 635 12
17 Mississippi State 8-1 493 21
18 Georgetown 7-1 491 30
19 Creighton 7-0 352 26
20 Michigan 6-2 312 14
21 Memphis 4-2 216 22
22 Texas A&M 6-1 199 25
23 Gonzaga 5-1 197 19
24 Illinois 8-0 193 33
25 Harvard 8-0 191 27
Others Receiving Votes: UNLV188, Vanderbilt141, Michigan State135, San Diego State50, Virginia26, Saint Louis25, Stanford23, Purdue12, California11, Cleveland State9, Florida State7, Kansas State6, Arizona5, Indiana4, Oregon State2, Northern Iowa2, Murray State2, UC Santa Barbara1

Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky (19) 8-0 763 1
2 Ohio State (11) 8-0 754 2
3 Syracuse (1) 8-0 713 3
4 Louisville 7-0 654 6
5 Duke 7-1 611 4
6 North Carolina 6-2 594 5
7 Baylor 7-0 582 8
8 Xavier 6-0 538 11
9 Connecticut 7-1 533 10
10 Missouri 7-0 511 13
11 Marquette 7-0 468 16
12 Florida 5-2 419 9
13 Kansas 5-2 385 14
14 Pittsburgh 7-1 359 17
15 Alabama 7-1 326 12
16 Wisconsin 6-2 306 7
17 Creighton 7-0 222 22
18 Mississippi State 8-1 208 24
19 Michigan 6-2 164 15
20 Memphis 4-2 154 21
21 Georgetown 7-1 136 34
22 Illinois 8-0 96 36
22 Gonzaga 5-1 96 18
24 Harvard 8-0 95 27
25 Texas A&M 6-1 79 26
Others Receiving Votes: UNLV62, Vanderbilt61, California32, San Diego State30, Michigan State29, Indiana23, Saint Louis18, Murray State8, Northwestern8, Stanford7, Kansas State4, Purdue4, Saint Mary's4, Virginia4, Cincinnati3, Cleveland State3, Washington3, Arizona2, Tulane2, George Mason1, Northern Iowa1

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