The Kentucky Wildcats are back on the rise in the latest top 25 polls.
The new AP Poll has Kentucky checking in at No. 7, up one spot from last week. Their move up came in part thanks to Arizona losing three games last week, dropping those other Wildcats from No. 2 to all the way out of the top 25, an astounding fall that hasn’t happened to this degree since Louisville accomplished it in the 1986-87 season.
Arizona under Sean Miller had been ranked for the past 100 weeks. That streak ends, as they have become 1st team in AP top 25 poll history to go from 2nd to unranked in one week.— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) November 27, 2017
Kentucky’s lone defeat this season was on a neutral floor to the Kansas Jayhawks, who are now No. 2 in the polls. Rounding out the top five were the Duke Blue Devils (1), Michigan State Spartans (3), Villanova Wildcats (4) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5).
Here is a look at the entire AP Poll:
- Duke (65 first-place votes)
- Michigan State
- Notre Dame
- Wichita State
- Texas A&M
- Miami (FL)
- North Carolina
- Southern California
- West Virginia
- Arizona State
- Texas Tech
Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 87, Nevada 61, UCLA 56, Purdue 56, Arizona 34, Washington St 25, Texas 22, Arkansas 17, Tennessee 14, Providence 9, Northwestern 8, Rhode Island 6, Saint Mary's (Cal) 5, Georgia 5, Oklahoma 3, UNLV 2, Vermont 1, Texas Arlington 1, Maryland 1.