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Kentucky Moves Up to No. 5 in Both Major National Polls

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Kentucky is up to No. 5 in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll this week.

North Carolina, which earned a one-seed over Kentucky, is No. 6 (AP) and No. 8 (USA Today).

Here’s a look at both updated polls:




AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (59) 31-3 1,619
2 Gonzaga (6) 32-1 1,520
3 Kansas 28-4 1,479
4 Arizona 30-4 1,427
5 Kentucky 29-5 1,276
6 North Carolina 27-7 1,256
7 Duke 27-8 1,251
8 UCLA 29-4 1,208
9 Oregon 29-5 1,196
10 Louisville 24-8 983
11 SMU 30-4 953
12 Baylor 25-7 861
13 West Virginia 26-8 844
14 Notre Dame 25-9 684
15 Purdue 25-7 654
16 Florida State 25-8 570
17 Iowa State 23-10 562
18 Cincinnati 29-5 522
19 Wichita State 30-4 438
20 Florida 24-8 390
21 Butler 23-8 361
22 Saint Mary’s 28-4 305
23 Michigan 24-11 254
24 Virginia 22-10 240
25 Wisconsin 25-9 153
Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee 37, Minnesota 20, Rhode Island 13, Creighton 11, Oklahoma State 8, Iowa 8, Nevada 5, Princeton 5, Vermont 4, Virginia Tech 3, Seton Hall 2, VCU 1, Arkansas 1, Northwestern 1

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (27) 31-3 747
2 Gonzaga (1) 32-1 691
3 Kansas (2) 28-4 687
4 Arizona 30-4 655
5 Kentucky 29-5 586
6 UCLA 29-4 575
7 Duke 27-8 567
8 North Carolina 27-7 564
9 Oregon 29-5 538
10 Louisville 24-8 459
11 Baylor 25-7 400
12 West Virginia 26-8 390
13 SMU 30-4 362
14 Notre Dame 25-9 356
15 Purdue 25-7 297
16 Cincinnati 29-5 282
17 Florida 24-8 245
18 Florida State 25-8 219
19 Wichita State 30-4 198
20 Iowa State 23-10 185
21 Saint Mary’s 28-4 166
22 Wisconsin 25-9 159
23 Virginia 22-10 116
24 Butler 23-8 104
25 Middle Tennessee 30-4 59
Others receiving votes: Michigan 56, Minnesota 14, Northwestern 13, Vermont 12, Creighton 11, Oklahoma State 9, Xavier 9, UNC Wilmington 5, Maryland 4, California 4, USC 3, Dayton 1, South Carolina 1, Arkansas 1

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