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College basketball rankings, week 16: Kentucky remains #1, Villanova holds at #6

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There was little room for Villanova (25-2, 12-2) to move. Despite another 2-0 week with victories over Seton Hall and Marquette a lack of losses from the Top 5 teams sees Jay Wright's team maintaining the #6 spot in the newest AP Poll for the third consecutive week.

Kentucky, the only undefeated team in the country, remains the #1 team in the country with their 27-0 record. Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, and Wisconsin round out the Top 5. With Arizona at #7, ESPN notes, that "this is the first time the top seven have remained the same for six straight weeks since 1992-93."

They are joined by Big East friends Butler at #23 and Providence, who 'Nova next plays on Tuesday, at #25. It is the Friars' first time in the Top 25 since 2003-04.

Ohio State and Oklahoma State dropped out.

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM Pts PREV
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 1625 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 1526 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 1471 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 1448 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 1390 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 1306 6
7 Arizona Wildcats 1228 7
8 Kansas Jayhawks 1111 8
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1109 10
10 Northern Iowa Panthers 1032 11
11 Wichita State Shockers 930 13
12 Iowa State Cyclones 887 14
13 Utah Utes 876 9
14 Maryland Terrapins 695 16
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 655 15
16 Oklahoma Sooners 622 17
17 Louisville Cardinals 613 12
18 Arkansas Razorbacks 564 18
19 Baylor Bears 473 20
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 453 23
21 SMU Mustangs 357 21
22 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 182 25
23 Butler Bulldogs 165 19
24 San Diego State Aztecs 117 27
25 Providence Friars 72 28
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown (18-8) 58; Michigan State (19-8) 56; Murray State (24-4) 42; Oklahoma State (17-10) 25; Ohio State (19-8) 12; Valparaiso (25-4) 10; Texas A&M (19-7) 8; Rhode Island (19-6) 3; Stephen F. Austin (22-4) 2; Oregon (20-8) 1; Texas (17-10) 1

USA TODAY Coaches' Poll

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (32) 27-0 800 1
2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 28-1 746 2
3 Virginia Cavaliers 25-1 725 3
4 Wisconsin Badgers 25-2 709 4
5 Duke Blue Devils 24-3 690 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 25-2 648 6
7 Arizona Wildcats 24-3 603 7
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-4 552 10
9 Kansas Jayhawks 22-5 530 8
10 Northern Iowa Panthers 26-2 506 11
11 Wichita State Shockers 25-3 460 13
12 Utah Utes 21-5 442 9
13 Iowa State Cyclones 20-6 425 14
14 Maryland Terrapins 22-5 347 15
15 Louisville Cardinals 21-6 655 12
16 Arkansas Razorbacks 22-5 622 17
17 Oklahoma Sooners 19-8 288 17
18 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-8 272 18
19 West Virginia Mountaineers 21-6 214 22
20 Baylor Bears 20-7 202 20
21 SMU Mustangs 22-5 178 21
22 San Diego State Aztecs 22-6 99 25
23 Butler Bulldogs 19-8 73 19
24 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 21-6 70 26
25 Michigan State Spartans 19-8 48 29
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 31, Providence 28, Murray St. 23, Valparaiso 16, Ohio State 10, Oklahoma St. 10, S.F. Austin 9, Texas A&M 6, Davidson 4, Oregon 4, Purdue 4, Ole Miss 3, Boise State 2, Colorado St. 2