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UK falls to No. 19 in AP Top 25

Arizona remains the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press

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Arizona remains the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll after winning a close game at Michigan on Saturday. Kentucky fell to No. 19 after losing at North Carolina Saturday. The Cats are No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Wildcats (11-0), who won 72-70, received all but two of the first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday.

Syracuse (10-0) got the other two No. 1 votes and remains second in a poll, with the top eight teams holding the same spot from last week.

Ohio State is third followed by Wisconsin, Michigan State, Louisville and Oklahoma State.

Duke and Villanova, which moved up two spots, were tied for eighth, while Connecticut dropped one spot to round out the top 10.

North Carolina, which beat Kentucky 82-77 on Saturday, moved from 18th to No. 14. The loss dropped the Wildcats, the preseason No. 1, from 11th to No. 19.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Arizona (63) 11-0 1,623 1
2. Syracuse (2) 10-0 1,528 2
3. Ohio St. 10-0 1,464 3
4. Wisconsin 12-0 1,381 4
5. Michigan St. 8-1 1,297 5
6. Louisville 9-1 1,264 6
7. Oklahoma St. 9-1 1,165 7
8. Duke 7-2 1,053 8
8. Villanova 10-0 1,053 10
10. UConn 9-0 1,035 9
11. Wichita St. 10-0 923 12
12. Baylor 8-1 898 14
13. Oregon 9-0 834 15
14. North Carolina 7-2 792 18
15. Memphis 7-1 755 16
16. Florida 7-2 699 19
17. Iowa St. 8-0 698 17
18. Kansas 7-3 482 13
19. Kentucky 8-3 414 11
20. Colorado 10-1 405 21
21. Gonzaga 10-1 376 20
22. UMass 9-0 351 22
23. Missouri 10-0 222 24
24. San Diego St. 7-1 176 25
25. Iowa 10-2 72 23
Others receiving votes: UCLA 69, Pittsburgh 66, Saint Mary's (Cal) 11, George Washington 5, Harvard 4, Oklahoma 4, Michigan 3, Toledo 3.


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