Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25 for 3rd week

Kentucky leaves no doubt about its standing atop the AP Top 25 poll.

The Wildcats (12-0) are the unanimous No. 1 for the third week in a row, again getting all 65 first-place votes.

The new rankings Monday came two days after Kentucky’s 83-44 romp over UCLA. The Wildcats scored the game’s first 24 points and led 41-7 at halftime in a matchup of the two teams with the most NCAA championships.

No. 22 Baylor (9-1), a Sweet 16 team last season, is the highest-ranked of four Top 25 newcomers. TCU (11-0), another Big 12 team, debuted at No. 25, its first poll appearance since the 1998-99 season.

Northern Iowa (10-1) returned to the poll at No. 23, ahead of Colorado State (11-0).

Duke (10-0) stayed second, followed by Arizona (12-0) and Louisville (10-0). The only change in the top 10 was Virginia (11-0) moving up to fifth and swapping spots with Wisconsin (10-1), the only Top 25 team that was idle last week. Villanova (11-0), Gonzaga (11-1), Texas (10-1) and Kansas (9-1) rounded out the top 10.

Notre Dame (11-1), which beat Purdue 94-63 in its only game last week, made the biggest upward move, five spots to 16th.

Falling out were Miami, San Diego State, Butler and Michigan State.

Written by Nick Endress

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