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College Basketball Top 25 Poll Roundup

The craziest week of the season has caused a big shakeup in the latest polls. http://www.sbnation.com/admin/entries/edit/14203243?community_id=109#html

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The Kentucky Wildcats are now ranked as low as they've been this season.

Following a pair of losses last week, UK checks in at No. 8 in the latest AP Poll. The Cats would have dropped further if not for a host of losses by top-25 teams, including Florida State, Kansas, Villanova, North Carolina, Oregon, Notre Dame, UCLA, Butler, and Duke.

In all, UK is still in decent shape for March if they just get their act together, but that's easier said than done based on how they've looked the past few weeks.

As for the top spot, Gonzaga came in at No. 1, followed by Baylor, Kansas, Villanova and Arizona.

Here is the fully-updated AP Poll:

1
Gonzaga (46)
West Coast
Record: 22-0
PV Rank
3
Points
1,594
2
Baylor (6)
Big 12
Record: 20-1
5
1,504
3
Kansas (9)
Big 12
Record: 19-2
2
1,503
4
Villanova (4)
Big East
Record: 20-2
1
1,479
5
Arizona
Pac-12
Record: 20-2
7
1,387
6
Louisville
ACC
Record: 18-4
13
1,237
7
West Virginia
Big 12
Record: 17-4
18
1,101
8
Kentucky
SEC
Record: 17-4
4
1,083
9
Virginia
ACC
Record: 16-4
12
1,061
10
Wisconsin
Big Ten
Record: 18-3
15
1,058
11
UCLA
Pac-12
Record: 19-3
8
993
12
North Carolina
ACC
Record: 19-4
9
965
13
Oregon
Pac-12
Record: 19-3
10
863
14
Cincinnati
American Athletic Conference (AAC)
Record: 19-2
19
756
15
Florida State
ACC
Record: 18-4
6
727
16
Butler
Big East
Record: 18-4
11
717
17
Maryland
Big Ten
Record: 19-2
22
518
18
Saint Mary's (Cal)
West Coast
Record: 19-2
21
409
19
South Carolina
SEC
Record: 17-4
23
384
20
Notre Dame
ACC
Record: 17-5
14
363
21
Duke
ACC
Record: 16-5
17
339
22
Creighton
Big East
Record: 19-3
16
307
23
Purdue
Big Ten
Record: 17-5
20
264
24
Florida
SEC
Record: 16-5
25
213
25
Northwestern
Big Ten
Record: 18-4
-
106

Even more amazing was that UK only dropped two spots in the latest Coaches Poll. I'm not sure I can recall of a team ever losing two games and dropping just two spots, let alone in the top 10, but that just speaks to how crazy last week was.

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 13

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Gonzaga 22-0 785 24 3 2 1/14
2 Kansas 19-2 749 7 1 -1 1/8
3 Baylor 20-1 720 0 5 2 1/NR
4 Villanova 20-2 719 1 2 -2 1/4
5 Arizona 20-2 672 0 9 4 5/20
6 Kentucky 17-4 583 0 4 -2 1/8
7 Louisville 18-4 525 0 14 7 7/15
8 UCLA 19-3 518 0 7 -1 2/20
9 Wisconsin 18-3 509 0 15 6 9/17
10 North Carolina 19-4 499 0 6 -4 3/16
11 Virginia 16-4 470 0 13 2 6/18
12 West Virginia 17-4 457 0 18 6 7/19
13 Oregon 19-3 451 0 10 -3 4/24
14 Cincinnati 19-2 360 0 19 5 14/NR
15 Butler 18-4 328 0 11 -4 11/NR
16 Florida St. 18-4 321 0 8 -8 8/NR
17 Maryland 19-2 253 0 23 6 17/NR
18 Notre Dame 17-5 228 0 12 -6 12/NR
19 St. Mary's 19-2 214 0 21 2 11/23
20 South Carolina 17-4 191 0 24 4 15/NR
21 Duke 16-5 165 0 17 -4 1/21
22 Creighton 19-3 159 0 16 -6 7/23
23 Florida 16-5 137 0 25 2 21/NR
24 Purdue 17-5 106 0 20 -4 15/24
25 Xavier 15-6 97 0 22 -3 7/25

Over at CBS, their latest Top 25 (and one) has UK checking in at No. 11.

1. Gonzaga

2. Baylor

3. Villanova

4. Kansas

5. Arizona

6. Virginia

7. Louisville

8. West Virginia

9. Wisconsin

10. UCLA

11. Kentucky

12. Butler

13. North Carolina

14. Oregon

15. Cincinnati

16. Duke

17. South Carolina

18. Purdue

19. Notre Dame

20. Florida State

21. St. Mary's

22. Xavier

23. Florida

24. Maryland

25. SMU

26. Northwestern