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College Basketball Top 25 Polls Updated

UK falls, UCLA rises, and a new No. 1 in this week's top 25 polls.

As expected, the Kentucky Wildcats took a tumble in the latest top 25 polls.

Following their loss to the now-No. 2 UCLA Bruins, UK dropped to the No. 6 spot in this week's AP Poll. That's a fair drop for a team that just lost at home, albeit to a quality opponent who looks like a legitimate Final Four contender.

The Villanova Wildcats are now the No. 1 team, while the Kansas Jayhawks (3), Baylor Bears (4) and Duke Blue Devils (5) round out the top five. There's also this cool little nugget from Jeff Borzello:

Here is a look at the entire AP Poll:

1
Villanova (57)
Big East
Record: 8-0
PV Rank
2
Points
1,613
2
UCLA (2)
Pac-12
Record: 9-0
11
1,478
3
Kansas
Big 12
Record: 7-1
4
1,458
4
Baylor (6)
Big 12
Record: 8-0
9
1,437
5
Duke
ACC
Record: 8-1
5
1,389
6
Kentucky
SEC
Record: 7-1
1
1,274
7
North Carolina
ACC
Record: 8-1
3
1,234
8
Gonzaga
West Coast
Record: 8-0
8
1,198
9
Indiana
Big Ten
Record: 7-1
13
1,103
10
Creighton
Big East
Record: 8-0
10
1,003
11
Louisville
ACC
Record: 7-1
14
901
12
Saint Mary's (Cal.)
West Coast
Record: 6-0
12
899
13
Xavier
Big East
Record: 7-1
7
784
14
Virginia
ACC
Record: 7-1
6
758
15
West Virginia
Big 12
Record: 6-1
25
729
16
Butler
Big East
Record: 8-0
18
691
17
Wisconsin
Big Ten
Record: 7-2
17
655
18
Purdue
Big Ten
Record: 6-2
15
485
19
South Carolina
SEC
Record: 8-0
20
476
20
Arizona
Pac-12
Record: 6-2
16
320
21
Florida
SEC
Record: 7-1
24
285
22
Cincinnati
American Athletic Conference (AAC)
Record: 7-1
-
258
23
Notre Dame
ACC
Record: 8-0
-
197
24
Oregon
Pac-12
Record: 7-2
23
175
25
Iowa State
Big 12
Record: 5-2
19
95

Here is a look at the new CBS Top 25 (and 1), which has UK checking in at No. 7:

1. Villanova

2. UCLA

3. Baylor

4. Kansas

5. Duke

6. North Carolina

7. Kentucky

8. St. Mary's

9. Gonzaga

10. Louisville

11. Indiana

12. West Virginia

13. Virginia

14. Creighton

15. Wisconsin

16. Purdue

17. Butler

18. Xavier

19. Florida

20. South Carolina

21. Arizona

22. Cincinnati

23. Syracuse

24. Notre Dame

25. Iowa State

26. Ohio State

And here is a look at the new NBC Top 25, which has UK coming in at No. 5:

1. Villanova (8-0, Last Week: 1)

2. UCLA (8-0, 11)

3. Kansas (7-1, 3)

4. Duke (8-1, 4)

5. Kentucky (7-1, 2)

6. North Carolina (8-1, 5)

7. Gonzaga (8-0, 6)

8. Baylor (8-0, 8)

9. Creighton (8-0, 9)

10. Indiana (7-1, 12):

11. Wisconsin (7-2, 16)

12. Louisville (7-1, 13)

13. Xavier (7-1, 7)

14. Saint Mary’s (5-0, 15)

15. West Virginia (6-1, NR)

16. Purdue (6-2, 14)

17. South Carolina (8-0, 18)

18. Virginia (7-1, 10)

19. Cincinnati (7-1, 21)

20. Butler (8-0, 24)

21. USC (8-0, NR)

22. Florida (7-1, NR)

23. Syracuse (5-2, 19)

24. Notre Dame (8-0, NR)

25. Iowa State (6-2, 22)