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College Basketball Top 25 Polls Updated

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There isn't much movement at the very top, but the latest top-25 polls have a lot of shifting outside the top 10.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are climbing back up in the latest round of top-25 polls.

After a brutal stretch of games between December and February that saw UK go 9-6, the Cats have reeled off three straight in impressive fashion over three NCAA Tournament contending teams. Beating Georgia, Florida and South Carolina by an average of 26.7 points, highlighted by a 27-point win at previously-ranked Carolina, showed everyone that these Wildcats are a force to be reckoned with when they're clicking.

That's why UK is up to No. 14 in the latest Coaches Poll, a rise of seven spots from last week when the Cats nearly fell out of the top 25.

As for the top spots, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Kansas Jayhawks are back in the top five, while the Villanova Wildcats are still on top.

Here's the latest USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll:

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (25) 22-3 785
2 Kansas (7) 21-4 764
3 Oklahoma 20-4 680
4 North Carolina 21-4 674
5 Maryland 22-4 636
6 Iowa 20-5 624
7 Xavier 22-3 615
8 Virginia 20-5 579
9 Michigan State 21-5 560
10 Miami (FL) 20-4 558
11 West Virginia 20-5 488
12 Arizona 21-5 425
13 Dayton 21-3 382
14 Kentucky 19-6 346
15 Iowa State 18-7 319
16 Purdue 20-6 298
17 Oregon 20-6 259
18 Notre Dame 18-7 203
19 Duke 19-6 183
20 Providence 19-7 161
21 Indiana 20-6 154
22 Baylor 18-7 109
23 South Carolina 21-4 108
24 Texas A&M 18-7 106
25 Texas 16-9 73

Here is the new AP Poll, which also has UK coming in at No. 14.

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (44) 22-3 1,601
2 Kansas (21) 21-4 1,578
3 Oklahoma 20-4 1,471
4 Iowa 20-5 1,349
5 North Carolina 21-4 1,343
6 Maryland 22-4 1,248
7 Virginia 20-5 1,188
8 Xavier 22-3 1,174
8 Michigan State 21-5 1,174
10 West Virginia 20-5 1,094
11 Miami (FL) 20-4 1,036
12 Arizona 21-5 823
13 Iowa State 18-7 742
14 Kentucky 19-6 692
15 Dayton 21-3 681
16 Oregon 20-6 529
17 Purdue 20-6 497
18 Louisville 19-6 494
19 Notre Dame 18-7 489
20 Duke 19-6 462
21 SMU 21-3 441
22 Indiana 20-6 232
23 Providence 19-7 125
24 Texas 16-9 123
25 Baylor 18-7 97

The latest CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) poll has UK coming in at No. 19 after not making the list for much of the past three weeks.

The Wildcats now have five top-50 RPI wins to help offset a resume that also features five losses to schools ranked outside of the top 70 of the RPI. UK owns double-digit road wins at South Carolina and Alabama.

Here's the full CBS Poll:

Kansas
Oklahoma
Villanova
Iowa
West Virginia
Virginia
Maryland
North Carolina
Michigan State
10 Xavier
11 Iowa State
12 Miami (Fla.)
13 Notre Dame
14 Louisville
15 Purdue
16 Dayton
17 Oregon
18 Texas
19 Kentucky
20 Duke
21 Utah
22 Arizona
23 SMU
24 Indiana
25 Southern California
26 Baylor