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College basketball rankings, week 17: Kentucky remains #1, Villanova up two spots to #4.

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The regular seasons are winding down and as Gonzaga and Wisconsin dropped games last week Villanova (27-2, 14-2) seized the opportunity to move up. With a 28-point drubbing of then-#25 Providence and a 12-point win on the road against Xavier Jay Wright's squad has joined the Top 5 in the newest AP Poll at #4.

Kentucky, the only undefeated team in the country, remains the #1 team in the country with their 29-0 record. Virginia and Duke round out the Top 3. Arizona is #5.

The Wildcats are joined by Big East friends Butler at #21 and Providence at #24 in the Poll.

VCU and San Diego State dropped out of the Poll.

Villanova next plays against Creighton in Omaha on Tuesday.

AP Top 25

RAnk TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 29-0 1,625
2 Virginia Cavaliers 27-1 1,547
3 Duke Blue Devils 26-3 1,501
4 Villanova Wildcats 27-2 1,417
5 Arizona Wildcats 26-3 1,338
6 Wisconsin Badgers 26-3 1,318
7 Gonzaga Bulldogs 29-2 1,244
8 Wichita State Shockers 27-3 1,104
9 Kansas Jayhawks 23-6 1,087
10 Maryland Terrapins 24-5 1,035
11 Northern Iowa Panthers 27-3 908
12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-5 879
13 Utah Utes 22-6 823
14 Baylor Bears 22-7 801
15 Oklahoma Sooners 20-8 759
16 Louisville Cardinals 23-6 728
17 Iowa State Cyclones 20-8 536
18 Arkansas Razorbacks 23-6 515
19 North Carolina Tar Heels 20-9 435
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 22-7 389
21 Butler Bulldogs 21-8 359
22 SMU Mustangs 23-6 210
23 Ohio State Buckeyes 21-8 114
24 Providence Friars 20-9 91
25 Murray State Racers 26-4 79
Others receiving votes: Dayton 61, Boise State 53, Oregon 33, St. John's 27, BYU 21, Texas A&M 20, Davidson 18, Georgetown 13, Tulsa 7, San Diego St 7, Colorado St 7, LSU 6, Rhode Island 3, Virginia Commonwealth 3, Valparaiso 2, Stephen F. Austin 2

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (32) 29-0 800 1
2 Virginia 27-1 764 3
3 Duke 26-3 732 5
4 Villanova 27-2 688 6
5 Wisconsin 26-3 664 4
6 Arizona 26-3 654 7
7 Gonzaga 29-2 618 2
8 Wichita State 27-3 557 11
9 Maryland 24-5 505 14
10 Kansas 23-6 480 9
11 Notre Dame 24-5 469 8
12 Northern Iowa 27-3 420 10
13 Utah 22-6 392 12
14 Louisville 23-6 384 15
15 Oklahoma 20-8 359 17
16 Baylor 22-7 353 20
17 Iowa St. 20-8 275 13
18 Arkansas 23-6 264 16
19 North Carolina 20-9 215 18
20 West Virginia 22-7 203 19
21 Butler 21-8 165 23
22 Southern Methodist Univ. 23-6 74 21
23 Providence 20-9 65 27
24 Murray State 26-4 50 28
25 Ohio State 21-8 42 30