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Kentucky moves to No. 1 in latest AP basketball poll

Kentucky is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Saint Louis is back in the Top 25 for the first time since 1993-94.

The Wildcats (6-0) replaced North Carolina, which had been No. 1 since the preseason poll, on Monday, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. The Tar Heels (5-1) dropped to fifth following their 90-80 loss to UNLV in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Kentucky and North Carolina play at noon Saturday at Rupp Arena. You can watch that game live on WKYT.

Ohio State (6-0) moved up from third to second and had 17 first-place votes, while Duke (7-0), which won the EA Sports Maui Invitational, jumped from sixth to third and had the other two No. 1 votes.

Syracuse, North Carolina, Louisville, Baylor, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Florida rounded out the top 10.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Kentucky (46) 6-0 1,599 2
2. Ohio St. (17) 6-0 1,564 3
3. Duke (2) 7-0 1,465 6
4. Syracuse 6-0 1,439 5
5. North Carolina 5-1 1,337 1
6. Louisville 5-0 1,259 7
7. Baylor 5-0 1,183 9
8. UConn 6-1 1,055 4
9. Wisconsin 6-0 1,045 11
10. Florida 4-1 1,040 10
11. Xavier 4-0 982 12
12. Alabama 7-0 912 13
13. Missouri 6-0 746 21
14. Michigan 5-1 681 15
15. Kansas 3-2 676 14
16. Marquette 5-0 637 16
17. Pittsburgh 5-1 537 17
18. UNLV 7-0 535 -
19. Gonzaga 4-0 525 19
20. Vanderbilt 5-1 482 18
21. Mississippi St. 7-1 277 24
22. Memphis 2-2 269 8
23. Saint Louis 6-0 149 -
24. California 5-1 121 20
25. Texas A&M 4-1 115 25

Others receiving votes: Creighton 104, Harvard 101, Michigan St. 84, San Diego St. 66, Georgetown 46, Florida St. 24, Arizona 15, Illinois 13, Washington 12, Cleveland St. 11, Purdue 6, Marshall 5, Stanford 3, Villanova 2, Cincinnati 1, Northwestern 1, Virginia Tech 1.

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