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College basketball rankings, week 3: Kentucky remains #1, Villanova holds at #12

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On the heels of a week that saw the Villanova go 2-0 with a 37-point win over Maryland- Eastern Shore and a nail-biter against Bucknell, Jay Wright’s ’Nova squad has held serve at the #12 spot in the newest AP Poll.

Kentucky remains the nation's top squad after downing previously 5th-ranked Kansas. The Lexington Wildcats garnered 62 of the 65 first-place votes; Wisconsin grabbed the other three.

The Wildcats' opponent on Monday night, VCU, is ranked #14 in the new poll.

Creighton joins Villanova in the AP Poll representing the Big East; Providence enters the Coaches poll at #25. Georgetown and Xavier are also receiving votes.

AP Poll

Rank School Record Pts
1 Kentucky Wildcats (62) 5-0 1,622
2 Arizona Wildcats 3-0 1,493
2 Wisconsin Badgers (3) 4-0 1,493
4 Duke Blue Devils 5-0 1,473
5 North Carolina Tar Heels 3-0 1,315
6 Louisville Cardinals 3-0 1,220
7 Texas Longhorns 4-0 1,185
8 Virginia Cavaliers 4-0 1,166
9 Wichita State Shockers 3-0 1,120
10 Gonzaga Bulldogs 4-0 1,076
11 Kansas Jayhawks 1-1 982
12 Villanova Wildcats 3-0 913
13 Iowa State Cyclones 2-0 831
14 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 3-0 761
15 San Diego State Aztecs 3-0 735
16 Ohio State Buckeyes 3-0 557
17 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 5-0 524
18 Florida Gators 2-1 467
19 Michigan Wolverines 3-0 402
20 Michigan State Spartans 2-1 400
21 West Virginia Mountaineers 5-0 345
22 UCLA Bruins 4-0 177
23 Creighton Bluejays 4-0 148
24 Connecticut Huskies 3-1 145
25 Arkansas Razorbacks 3-0 129
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 109, Stanford 80, Providence 63, Utah 38, Minnesota 21, Northern Iowa 17, Rhode Island 16, Syracuse 15, Oklahoma St 14, Memphis 10, Georgetown 10, Baylor 7, Indiana 6, California 5, Nebraska 5, Illinois 5, Cincinnati 4, NC State 4, Wyoming 4, UTEP 3, Maryland 3, Dayton 3, BYU 2, Northeastern 1, Xavier 1


Coaches Poll

Rank School Record Pts 1st Prev Change Hi/Lo
1 Kentucky 5-0 796 29 1 0 1/1
2 Duke 5-0 733 0 3 1 3/3
3 Wisconsin 4-0 726 2 4 1 4/4
4 Arizona 3-0 723 1 2 -2 2/2
5 Louisville 3-0 622 0 8 3 8/9
6 North Carolina 3-0 617 0 6 0 6/6
7 Virginia 4-0 585 0 9 2 8/9
8 Gonzaga 4-0 558 0 11 3 11/13
9 Texas 4-0 541 0 10 1 10/10
10 Wichita State 3-0 491 0 13 3 11/13
11 Villanova 3-0 469 0 12 1 12/12
12 Kansas 1-1 458 0 5 -7 5/5
13 Iowa St. 2-0 378 0 14 1 14/14
14 Virginia Commonwealth 3-0 369 0 15 1 15/16
15 San Diego State 3-0 348 0 16 1 16/17
16 Florida 2-1 303 0 7 -9 7/7
17 Ohio State 3-0 281 0 20 3 20/20
18 Michigan 3-0 265 0 22 4 22/23
19 Michigan State 2-1 238 0 19 0 18/19
20 Miami 5-0 160 0 46 26
21 Oklahoma 2-1 114 0 18 -3 18/19
22 Connecticut 3-1 112 0 17 -5 15/17
23 UCLA 4-0 93 0 29 6
24 West Virginia 5-0 81 0 NR 0
25 Providence 5-0 47 0 NR 0
Others Receiving Votes: Stanford 42; Arkansas 35; Utah 27; Syracuse 26; Georgetown 23; Notre Dame 20; Nebraska 17; Oregon 11; Baylor 10; Creighton 9; Minnesota 9; Oklahoma State 8; Northern Iowa 6; California 6; Indiana 5; Texas-El Paso 5; Iowa 4; Colorado 4; Charlotte 4; Louisiana Tech 3; George Washington 3; Saint Mary's 3; Wyoming 3; Rhode Island 2; Kansas State 2; Memphis 2; LSU 1; Illinois 1; Southern Methodist 1.