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College Basketball 2018: New AP Top 25 Poll and ESPN Power Rankings

A wild week full of upsets leads to a wealth of movement in the latest rankings.

Wake Forest v North Carolina Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats have fallen all the way out of the latest AP Top 25.

After losing back-to-back games last week, the Cats are unranked for the first time since the 2013-14 season. There have been several times since then that the Cats nearly fell out of the rankings, but there was little doubt UK would fall out this time around.

Losing at unranked South Carolina and then at home to previously unranked Florida made it an easy call to likely drop UK from the top 25 of every major poll this week.

Thankfully, there’s still plenty of season left, but there’s no question the Cats have a lot of work to do just to squeak back into the top 25.

Here is the latest AP Top 25:

1 Villanova Wildcats

2 Virginia Cavaliers

3 Purdue Boilermakers

4 Duke Blue Devils

5 Kansas Jayhawks

6 Michigan State Spartans

7 West Virginia Mountaineers

8 Xavier Musketeers

9 Cincinnati Bearcats

10 North Carolina Tar Heels

11 Arizona Wildcats

12 Oklahoma Sooners

13 Ohio State Buckeyes

14 Texas Tech Red Raiders

15 Gonzaga Bulldogs

16 Saint Mary’s Gaels

17 Wichita State Shockers

18 Clemson Tigers

19 Auburn Tigers

20 Florida Gators

21 Arizona State Sun Devils

22 Tennessee Volunteers

23 Nevada Wolfpack

24 Rhode Island Rams

25 Michigan Wolverines

UK also fell out of the newest ESPN Power rankings. The good news is, like the AP Poll, there will be plenty of chances for UK to score wins over top-25 teams. In this ranking, at West Virginia (7), at Auburn (14), Tennessee (15) and at Florida (19) are all still left on the schedule.

Sure, the Cats have a lot of work to do if they’re going to beat any of those teams, but at least they still have plenty of chances at quality wins left on the schedule.