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College Basketball Top 25 Poll Roundup for Week 8

Fresh new top 25 polls following Christmas weekend.

A new week, a new set of top 25 polls.

Unfortunately, the latest round has the Kentucky Wildcats taking a dip following their loss to Louisville. UK checked in at No. 8 in the newest AP Top 25 Poll. Louisville jumped UK to the No. 6 spot following their win last week.

The Cats are still ahead of North Carolina (9), which may very well be their best win of the regular season depending on what happens with Kansas and that showdown on Jan. 28.

The rest of the poll was pretty much the same with Villanova, UCLA, Kansas, Baylor, and Duke rounding out the top five. Florida (25) is the only other SEC team to make the top 25.

Here is the full poll:

1
Villanova (56)
Record: 12-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,614
2
UCLA (3)
Record: 13-0
2
1,518
3
Record: 11-1
3
1,461
4
Baylor (6)
Record: 12-0
4
1,458
5
Record: 12-1
5
1,375
6
Record: 11-1
10
1,260
7
Record: 12-0
7
1,222
8
Record: 10-2
6
1,171
9
Record: 11-2
8
1,113
10
Record: 12-0
9
1,049
11
Record: 11-1
11
933
12
Record: 10-1
12
892
13
Record: 11-1
13
837
14
Record: 11-2
14
772
15
Record: 11-2
15
745
16
Record: 10-2
16
709
17
Record: 10-2
17
548
18
Record: 11-2
18
512
19
Record: 10-1
19
407
20
Record: 12-1
21
326
21
Record: 11-2
20
321
22
Record: 13-0
23
248
23
24
207
24
Record: 10-2
25
204
25
Record: 9-3
-
76

The newest Coaches Top 25 was a lot of the same with UK sitting at No. 8, one spot behind Louisville (8). This poll has South Carolina (25) being the only other SEC team ranked.

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 8

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Villanova 12-0 771 27 1 0 1/3
2 UCLA 13-0 736 2 2 0 2/20
3 Kansas 11-1 695 1 3 0 2/8
4 Baylor 12-0 656 0 6 2 4/NR
5 Duke 12-1 641 1 4 -1 1/5
6 Gonzaga 12-0 600 0 7 1 6/14
7 Louisville 11-1 560 0 11 4 7/14
8 Kentucky 10-2 537 0 5 -3 1/8
9 Creighton 12-0 531 0 9 0 9/23
10 North Carolina 11-2 522 0 8 -2 3/10
11 Virginia 10-1 454 0 10 -1 6/12
12 West Virginia 11-1 438 0 12 0 12/19
13 Butler 11-1 397 0 13 0 13/NR
14 Wisconsin 11-2 347 0 14 0 10/17
15 Purdue 11-2 331 0 15 0 15/19
16 Indiana 10-2 285 0 16 0 5/16
17 Xavier 10-2 277 0 17 0 7/17
18 Arizona 11-2 232 0 18 0 9/20
19 St. Mary's 10-1 214 0 19 0 11/20
20 Florida St. 12-1 161 0 22 2 20/NR
21 Oregon 11-2 148 0 21 0 4/24
22 Southern California 13-0 136 0 25 3 22/NR
23 Cincinnati 10-2 93 0 23 0 23/NR
24 Notre Dame 10-2 92 0 24 0 21/NR
25 South Carolina 9-2 57 0 20 -5 15/NR

The new CBS Top 25 (and one) has UK checking in at No. 7, one spot behind Louisville.

1. Villanova

2. UCLA

3. Baylor

4. Kansas

5. Duke

6. Louisville

7. Kentucky

8. North Carolina

9. Gonzaga

10. West Virginia

11. Virginia

12. Creighton

13. Wisconsin

14. Purdue

15. Butler

16. Indiana

17. Xavier

18. Arizona

19. Florida State

20. Florida

21. St. Mary's

22. Cincinnati

23. Notre Dame

24. Miami (Fla.)

25. Southern California

26. Oregon

We'll post more polls as they are released today.