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College basketball rankings, week 9: Kentucky remains #1, Villanova drops to #8

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Three Big East teams make the grade.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova has dropped two spots in the newest AP Top 25 Poll. After falling on the road in overtime to the Seton Hall, the Wildcats (13-1) fell from the sixth spot to #8.

Kentucky remains the #1 team in the country receiving all 65 First Place Votes for the fifth consecutive week. Duke, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Louisville round out the Top 5.

Around the Big East, St. John's enter this week's poll dropping to #24. The coference is also represented by pollster newcomer, Seton Hall, at #19 in the rankings. Georgetown has dropped out of the Top 25.

'Nova will next play St. John's on Tuesday.

The three Big East teams have the same rankings in the Coaches Poll.

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM (1ST) POINTS RECORD PREV
1 Kentucky Wildcats (64) 1600 13-0 1
2 Duke Blue Devils 1535 13-0 2
3 Virginia Cavaliers 1446 13-0 3
4 Wisconsin Badgers 1397 14-1 4
5 Louisville Cardinals 1322 13-1 5
6 Gonzaga Bulldogs 1275 14-1 7
7 Arizona Wildcats 1260 13-1 8
8 Villanova Wildcats 1089 13-1 6
9 Utah Utes 1059 12-2 10
10 Texas Longhorns 976 12-2 11
11 Maryland Terrapins 966 14-1 12
12 Kansas Jayhawks 884 11-2 13
13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 775 14-1 14
14 West Virginia Mountaineers 712 13-1 17
15 Wichita State Shockers 686 12-2 16
16 Oklahoma Sooners 674 10-3 18
17 Iowa State Cyclones 663 10-2 9
18 North Carolina Tar Heels 591 11-3 19
19 Seton Hall Pirates 448 12-2 -
20 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 311 11-3 27
21 Baylor Bears 186 11-2 22
22 Ohio State Buckeyes 184 12-3 20
23 Arkansas Razorbacks 103 11-2 29
24 St. John's Red Storm 92 11-3 15
25 Old Dominion Monarchs 80 12-1 30
Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa (12-2) 72; Iowa (10-4) 63; Butler (11-4) 53; LSU (11-2) 50; George Washington (11-3) 39; TCU (13-1) 33; Temple (11-4) 33; Colorado State (14-1) 31; Stanford (10-3) 29; South Carolina (9-3) 16; Washington (11-3) 13; Wyoming (13-2) 11; Indiana (11-3) 9; Oklahoma State (11-2) 9; Georgetown (9-4) 7; Cincinnati (10-3) 6; Dayton (11-2) 5; Brigham Young (13-4) 3; Xavier (10-4) 2; Hofstra (10-4) 1; Davidson (10-2) 1


USA Today Coaches Poll

RK TEAM Rec PTS
1 Kentucky (31) 13-0 799
2 Duke (1) 13-0 768
3 Virginia 13-0 727
4 Wisconsin 14-1 703
5 Louisville 13-1 649
6 Arizona 13-1 634
7 Gonzaga 14-1 628
8 Villanova 13-1 546
9 Maryland 14-1 497
10 Texas 12-2 478
11 Utah 12-2 470
12 Notre Dame 14-1 441
13 Kansas 11-2 420
14 West Virginia 13-1 381
15 Wichita St 12-2 320
16 Iowa State 10-2 317
17 North Carolina 11-3 297
18 Oklahoma 10-3 279
19 Seton Hall 12-2 172
20 Ohio State 12-3 142
21 Virginia Commonwealth 11-3 135
22 Baylor 11-2 105
23 Northern Iowa 12-2 60
24 St. John's 11-3 55
25 Arkansas 11-2 50
Others Receiving Votes: Colorado St 35, Georgetown 35, Old Dominion 33, Washington 32, Oklahoma St 27, Indiana 20, Stanford 20, San Diego St 18, TCU 18, Butler 16, Iowa 14, South Carolina 12, LSU 12, George Washington 9, Cincinnati 7, Georgia 4, Minnesota 3, California 3, Dayton 3, Temple 2, BYU 1, Saint Mary's 1, Oregon 1, Wyoming 1