The Kentucky Wildcats climbed one spot to No.14 in this week's Associated Press College Poll. Louisville is No. 12. Duke is out of the AP top ten for the first time in more than six years. The Blue Devils are No. 16. Arizona is again No. 1.
The Arizona Wildcats (15-0) were still a runaway No. 1, with Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State remaining the next four teams. Arizona received 60 first-place votes from the national media panel, while Syracuse (14-0) got the other five.
Wichita State was sixth, followed by Baylor, Villanova, Iowa State and Florida.
Duke, which lost at Notre Dame, dropped to No. 16, the first time the Blue Devils are out of the Top 10 since December 2007.
No. 23 Illinois and No. 25 Kansas State moved into the rankings for the first time this season replacing Connecticut, which had been 17th, and North Carolina, which was 19th.