The latest round of college basketball top-25 polls have the Kentucky Wildcats back on the upswing.
After nearly falling out of the top 25 last week, UK is firmly back in this week following impressive wins over Arkansas and Vanderbilt. The Cats come in at No. 19 this week in the newest Coaches Top 25 Poll, the same spot they held last week. UK also climbed up to No. 20 in the new AP Poll, which had the Cats ranked at No. 23 last week.
UK will get a major test this week when they hit the road to face a Kansas Jayhawks team that checks in at No. 3 in the Coaches Poll and No. 4 in the AP Poll. This, despite losing in embarrassing fashion at Oklahoma State last week. As bad as the loss was, KU is still one of the nation's best teams when they're hitting on all cylinders.
As for the top spot, the North Carolina Tar Heels are now back on top in the Coaches Poll. after opening the season there. Losses by Oklahoma, Villanova and Kansas last week allowed the Heels to regain the top spot with not much debate...
However, the AP Poll has the Sooners at the top spot, despite a close loss at No. 16/14 Iowa State last week. Oklahoma's only other loss is at Kansas, so there's a good case to be made they they're still the No. 1 team.
Here is the fully-updated Coaches Top 25 Poll:
TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 12
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Here's the latest offering from the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one), which thankfully is just for fun and doesn't really matter, especially since UK isn't even in their top 25.