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College basketball rankings, week 11: Kentucky remains #1, Villanova moves up to #4

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Villanova (17-1, 4-1) took on Xavier at mid-week and moved on to finalize their Big 5 title against Penn on Saturday, improving their win total to 17 on the season. Their dominance since suffering a loss at Seton Hall earlier in the month has allowed them to slide up one spot from last week, to #4 in the AP Poll as well as the Coaches' Poll.

Kentucky remains #1 overall, with a 17-0 record and 63 of 65 first-place votes this week. Virginia took the other two top votes to hold on to second place in the poll, followed by Gonzaga and Villanova. Duke rounded out the top-five after dropping just one spot from last week, despite suffering a rare home defeat.

Big East foe Seton Hall joins the Wildcats in the top-25 as the only other team from the conference, they were ranked 24th this week. Georgetown, Butler and St. John's also received votes.

Villanova puts its ranking on the line tonight in Washington D.C., facing Georgetown.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (63) 17-0 1623 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers (2) 17-0 1561 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 18-1 1467 3
4 Villanova Wildcats 17-1 1429 5
5 Duke Blue Devils 15-2 1345 4
6 Wisconsin Badgers 16-2 1282 7
7 Arizona Wildcats 16-2 1228 10
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 17-2 1055 12
9 Iowa State Cyclones 13-3 1004 11
10 Louisville Cardinals 15-3 1003 6
11 Kansas Jayhawks 14-3 943 9
12 Utah Utes 14-3 940 8
13 Maryland Terrapins 17-2 937 14
14 Wichita State Shockers 16-2 857 13
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 14-4 803 15
16 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 15-3 670 17
17 Texas Longhorns 13-4 554 20
18 West Virginia Mountaineers 15-3 501 16
19 Oklahoma Sooners 12-5 445 18
20 Northern Iowa Panthers 16-2 387 23
21 Baylor Bears 13-4 260 22
22 Dayton Flyers 15-2 241 NR
23 Indiana Hoosiers 14-4 93 NR
24 Seton Hall Pirates 13-4 91 21
25 Iowa Hawkeyes 13-5 85 NR
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 47, Miami 41, San Diego St. 34, Georgetown 33, Stanford 31, Saint Mary's (Cal) 18, Providence 17, Colorado St. 16, Arkansas 15, Georgia 13, Butler 11, SMU 11, Michigan St. 8, LSU 6, Old Dominion 5, Wyoming 4, Ohio St. 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Tennessee 2, George Washington 1, St. John's 1, Washington 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (31) 17-0 799 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers (1) 17-0 768 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 18-1 723 3
4 Villanova Wildcats 17-1 697 5
5 Wisconsin Badgers 16-2 654 6
6 Duke Blue Devils 15-2 653 4
7 Arizona Wildcats 16-2 602 9
8 Maryland Terrapins 17-2 514 11
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 17-2 504 12
10 Louisville Cardinals 15-3 502 7
11 Utah Utes 14-3 473 8
12 Iowa State Cyclones 13-3 443 13
13 Wichita State Shockers 16-2 424 14
14 Kansas Jayhawks 14-3 422 10
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 14-4 390 16
16 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 15-3 317 17
17 West Virginia Mountaineers 15-3 273 15
18 Texas Longhorns 13-4 233 20
19 Northern Iowa Panthers 16-2 202 22
20 Oklahoma Sooners 12-5 195 18
21 Baylor Bears 13-4 120 23
22 Dayton Flyers 15-2 100 30
23 Indiana Hoosiers 14-4 56 28
24 Seton Hall Pirates 13-4 40 21
25 Stanford Cardinal 13-4 33 34
Others receiving votes: Arkansas 29; San Diego State 28; Iowa 27; Colorado State 26; Oklahoma State 24; Michigan State 17; Ohio State 15; Wyoming 14; Miami (Fla.) 13; Southern Methodist 12; Georgetown 11; Old Dominion 11; North Carolina State 5; Butler 5; Saint Mary?s 5; Valparaiso 4; Mississippi 4; Providence 4; Stephen F. Austin 3; Kansas State 3; LSU 2; St. John?s 1.