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College Basketball Rankings: Kentucky New No. 1 in AP Poll

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Gonzaga stays at No. 8

NCAA Basketball: Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the No. 8 team in the country for the second-consecutive week. Big wins over the likes of Arkansas Pine-Bluff and Alabama State were apparently not enough to warrant movement by the AP voters.

The rest of the top 10 was not so lucky, however, a rather understandable point considering the Champions Classic had all top four squads involved. The Kentucky Wildcats moved up to No. 1, an almost universal top pick except for one voter who picked the Louisville Cardinals as the No. 1 team. Beautiful.

Elsewhere around the rankings relevant to Gonzaga fans, Saint Mary’s overtime win against Wisconsin helped move the Gaels up to No. 18. Future Pac 12 opponents Arizona and Washington sit at No. 19 and No. 20, respectively. The Zags potential Bad Boy Mowers Presents the Battle 4 Atlantis opponents Seton Hall and North Carolina are No. 12 and No. 6, respectively.

Here is the full AP top 25 poll for Week 2.

AP Poll - Week 2

Rank Team Points Previous
Rank Team Points Previous
1 Kentucky (64) 1,622 2
2 Duke 1,538 4
3 Michigan State 1,451 1
4 Louisvile 1,425 (1) 5
5 Kansas 1,354 3
6 North Carolina 1,187 9
7 Maryland 1,166 7
8 Gonzaga 1,136 8
9 Virginia 1,134 11
10 Villanova 1,064 10
11 Texas Tech 888 13
12 Seton Hall 869 12
13 Memphis 828 14
14 Oregon 804 15
15 Florida 616 6
16 Ohio State 544 18
17 Utah State 507 17
18 Saint Mary's 438 20
19 Arizona 415 21
20 Washington 373 NR
21 Xavier 370 19
22 Auburn 247 24
23 LSU 237 22
24 Baylor 179 16
25 Colorado 151 NR
Others receiving votes:VCU 137, Florida St. 112, Texas 95, Marquette 67, Tennessee 49, Providence 23, Purdue 21, Houston 18, Utah 14, Missouri 13, Arkansas 11, Mississippi St. 9, Georgetown 4, Liberty 3, San Diego St. 2, Creighton 1, Dayton 1, Northeastern 1, Vermont 1.