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New College Basketball Top 25 Polls Released

Thanks to an upset-filed week of hoops, the Kentucky Wildcats are on the rise in the newest polls.

The latest AP Top 25 Poll has Kentucky climbing up to the No. 6 spot after being ranked No. 8 in both major polls last week. The rise came thanks to losses by Louisville and Duke, both of whom are now behind the Cats.

Villanova, Baylor, Kansas, UCLA and Gonzaga round out the top five. Florida is the only other SEC team in the poll as they come in at No. 24.

Here is the fully-updated AP Poll:

1
Villanova (59)
Record: 14-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,619
2
Baylor (6)
Record: 13-0
4
1,532
3
Record: 12-1
3
1,503
4
Record: 14-1
2
1,406
5
Record: 14-0
7
1,357
6
Record: 11-2
8
1,280
7
Record: 12-1
11
1,179
8
Record: 12-2
5
1,090
9
Record: 12-2
6
1,063
10
Record: 13-1
10
1,015
11
Record: 11-2
12
954
12
Record: 14-1
20
902
13
Record: 12-2
14
865
14
Record: 12-3
9
785
15
Record: 13-2
21
771
16
Record: 12-2
17
634
17
Record: 13-2
18
613
18
Record: 12-2
13
477
19
Record: 12-1
19
416
20
Record: 12-3
15
405
21
Record: 12-1
-
293
22
23
258
23
Record: 12-2
24
250
24
Record: 10-3
25
193
25
Record: 14-1
22
74

It's much of the same in the new Coaches Top 25 Poll, which has UK coming in at No. 6 as well.

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 9

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Villanova 14-0 774 30 1 0 1/3
2 Kansas 12-1 723 1 3 1 2/8
3 Baylor 13-0 718 0 4 1 4/NR
4 Gonzaga 14-0 666 0 6 2 6/14
5 UCLA 14-1 655 0 2 -3 2/20
6 Kentucky 11-2 600 0 8 2 1/8
7 West Virginia 12-1 555 0 12 5 12/19
8 Duke 12-2 510 0 5 -3 1/5
9 Louisville 12-2 493 0 7 -2 7/14
10 Creighton 13-1 453 0 9 -1 9/23
11 Wisconsin 12-2 439 0 14 3 10/17
12 Virginia 11-2 397 0 11 -1 6/12
13 Florida St. 14-1 383 0 20 7 20/NR
14 Oregon 13-2 348 0 21 7 4/24
15 Xavier 12-2 347 0 17 2 7/17
16 North Carolina 12-3 342 0 10 -6 3/10
17 Arizona 13-2 321 0 18 1 9/20
18 Butler 12-2 250 0 13 -5 13/NR
19 St. Mary's 12-1 241 0 19 0 11/20
20 Purdue 12-3 190 0 15 -5 15/19
21 Notre Dame 12-2 150 0 24 3 21/NR
22 Cincinnati 12-2 144 0 23 1 23/NR
23 Virginia Tech 12-1 88 0 34 11
24 Florida 10-3 80 0 26 2 21/NR
25 Indiana 10-4 77 0 16 -9 5/16

Over at CBS, their newest Top 2 (and one) has Kentucky claiming the No. 5 spot after coming in at No. 8 last week.

1. Villanova

2. Baylor

3. UCLA

4. Kansas

5. Kentucky

6. Duke

7. Gonzaga

8. West Virginia

9. Florida State

10. Virginia

11. Louisville

12. Creighton

13. North Carolina

14. Wisconsin

15. Xavier

16. Butler

17. Arizona

18. Florida

19. Oregon

20. Virginia Tech

21. Purdue

22. Indiana

23. St. Mary's

24. Cincinnati

25. Notre Dame

26. Miami (Fla.)

But perhaps the most important ranking, KenPom, has Kentucky taking home the top spot.

1. Kentucky

2. Villanova

3. Virginia

4. West Virginia

5. Kansas

6. Baylor

7. Duke

8. North Carolina

9. Louisville

10 Gonzaga

11. Wisconsin

12. UCLA

13. Florida

14. Arizona

15. Purdue

16. Butler

17. Xavier

18. Saint Mary's

19. Cincinnati

20. Florida St.

21. Clemson

22. Oregon

23. Creighton

24. Indiana

25. Wichita St.