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College basketball rankings, week 19: Kentucky remains #1, Villanova up to #2 in AP

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Villanova was tested by Providence (and passed) in the semifinals but ultimately defeated Xavier to claim the 2015 Big East Tournament Championship last week. That, combined with pre-ACC Championship losses by Duke and Virginia bumped Jay Wright's Wildcats up to #2 in the last AP Poll before the the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky is the first team in 23-years to be #1 each week; from Pre-Season to the final week of the AP Poll.

The #2 ranking is the highest historical spot that 'Nova has reached; they also reached #2 in 2005-06.

Also representing the Big East, Georgetown comes in at #22 and Butler sneaks in at #24.

Davidson and Boise State dropped from the Top 25.

AP Top 25

Rank TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 34-0 1,625
2 Villanova Wildcats 32-2 1,522
3 Wisconsin Badgers 31-3 1,460
4 Duke Blue Devils 29-4 1,406
5 Arizona Wildcats 31-3 1,405
6 Virginia Cavaliers 29-3 1,333
7 Gonzaga Bulldogs 32-2 1,229
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 29-5 1,178
9 Iowa State Cyclones 25-8 1,043
10 Kansas Jayhawks 26-8 995
11 Northern Iowa Panthers 30-3 979
12 Maryland Terrapins 27-6 935
13 Oklahoma Sooners 22-10 740
14 Wichita State Shockers 28-4 737
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 24-11 703
16 Baylor Bears 24-9 680
17 Louisville Cardinals 24-8 614
18 SMU Mustangs 27-6 485
19 Utah Utes 24-8 455
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 23-9 398
21 Arkansas Razorbacks 26-8 373
22 Georgetown Hoyas 21-10 177
23 Michigan State Spartans 23-11 159
24 Butler Bulldogs 22-10 142
25 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 26-9 109
Others receiving votes: Oregon 91, Providence 62, Xavier 18, Davidson 16, Ohio State 12, Stephen F. Austin 12, Wyoming 6, Boise State 5, LSU 5, BYU 3, Valparaiso 3, Wofford 2, Harvard 2, Murray St 2, Dayton 1, Iowa 1, Purdue 1, Colorado St 1