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College basketball rankings, week 14: Kentucky remains #1, Villanova up to #6

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Thanks Arizona!

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Villanova (21-2, 8-2) is coming off a week where their two victories totaled were by a combined 34 points. After dismantling Marquette, the Wildcats avenged one of the team's two losses of the season and downed then 24th ranked Georgetown. Throw in the fact that previous #6 Arizona lost to their instate rival, Jay Wright's Wildcats have improved in the AP Poll to #6.

Kentucky, the only undefeated team in the country, remains the #1 team in the country with their 23-0 record. Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, and Wisconsin round out the Top 5.

Butler at #18 join the Wildcats representing the Big East.

Villanova next plays Providence on Wednesday in Rhode Island.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 23-0 1625 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 21-1 1518 3
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 25-1 1486 2
4 Duke Blue Devils 20-3 1450 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 21-2 1385 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 21-2 1294 7
7 Arizona Wildcats 20-3 1185 6
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-4 1171 8
9 Louisville Cardinals 19-4 1120 9
10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 21-4 948 10
11 Utah Utes 18-4 946 13
12 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-6 871 12
13 Northern Iowa Panthers 22-2 846 14
14 Iowa State Cyclones 17-5 842 11
15 Wichita State Shockers 21-3 743 16
16 Baylor Bears 18-5 694 19
17 Oklahoma Sooners 16-7 565 21
18 Butler Bulldogs 18-6 462 22
19 Maryland Terrapins 19-5 347 17
20 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 18-5 296 18
21 Oklahoma State Cowboys 16-7 273 38
21 West Virginia Mountaineers 18-5 273 15
23 Ohio State Buckeyes 18-6 271 20
24 Arkansas Razorbacks 18-5 221 28
25 SMU Mustangs 19-5 81 23
Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 38, Providence 26, Texas 25, S.F. Austin 22, Cincinnati 21, Murray St. 20, Indiana 13, Rhode Island 12, Georgetown 9, Texas A&M 7, Temple 6, Old Dominion 3, Mississippi 3, Harvard 2, S. Diego St. 2, Xavier 2, Valparaiso 1


USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (31) 23-0 799 1
2 Gonzaga (1) 24-1 749 2
3 Virginia 21-1 727 3
4 Wisconsin 21-2 704 4
5 Duke 20-3 694 5
6 Villanova 21-2 626 7
7 Arizona 20-3 564 6
8 Louisville 19-4 560 8
9 Kansas 19-4 517 9
10 Utah 18-4 497 11
11 Notre Dame 21-4 456 10
12 Northern Iowa 22-2 448 15
13 Wichita State 21-3 389 17
14 Iowa St. 17-5 388 14
15 North Carolina 18-6 383 13
16 Baylor 18-5 328 19
17 Oklahoma 16-7 278 21
18 Butler 18-6 242 22
19 Maryland 19-5 206 16
20 West Virginia 18-5 187 12
21 Ohio State 18-6 128 20
22 Virginia Commonwealth 18-5 120 18
23 Arkansas 18-5 96 26
24 Oklahoma State 16-7 63 NR
25 Southern Methodist Univ. 19-5 39 23
Others Receiving Votes: Indiana 26; Iowa 20; Cincinnati 18; Texas A&M 18; San Diego State 18; Stephen F. Austin 15; Texas 15; Providence 14; Mississippi 10; Colorado State 9; Murray State 8; Tulsa 8; Dayton 7; Valparaiso 7; Georgetown 5; Rhode Island 5; Boise State 4; Wyoming 3; George Washington 2.