New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kentucky is one week shy of a perfect regular season and on Monday remained a unanimous choice as the top-ranked team in men's college basketball.
The Wildcats are 29-0 with games this week against Georgia and Florida. John Calipari's team received all 65 first-place votes and a total of 1,625 points from the nationwide panel of the Associated Press for a fifth consecutive week.
Virginia remained second and is followed by Duke, Villanova, Arizona, Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Wichita State, Kansas and Maryland.
Gonzaga dropped four spots from third after a surprising home loss to BYU on Saturday, while Wichita State moved up three spots into the top 10 following its victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday that captured the Missouri Valley regular-season title.
The second 10 consists of Northern Iowa, Notre Dame, Utah, Baylor, Oklahoma, Louisville, Iowa State, Arkansas, North Carolina and West Virginia. Notre Dame dropped out of the top 10, falling three spots after a loss to Syracuse in its lone game last week, while Baylor had the biggest jump within the poll. The Bears moved up five spots from 19th after beating Iowa State and West Virginia last week.
Butler, SMU, Ohio State, Providence and Murray State are the last five teams ranked this week. Ohio State is back in the poll after dropping out last week, while Ohio Valley regular-season champion Murray State is ranked for the first time since 2012.
VCU and San Diego State dropped out this week. VCU lost twice last week, while San Diego State had just rejoined the poll for the first time since late December and lost its lone game last week against Boise State.
This week's schedule features a few ranked matchups, including Tuesday's Big 12 battle between West Virginia and Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas' difficult end to the regular season also features a visit to Oklahoma on Saturday. Louisville also closes with two ranked opponents, hosting Notre Dame on Wednesday and Virginia on Saturday.
Saturday's slate also includes a Big East tussle between Butler and Providence, while Duke and North Carolina will tangle for the second time this season, this time in Chapel Hill. Also, Ohio State will host Wisconsin on Sunday, while Wichita State and Northern Iowa could meet for the second time in eight days if both reach the title game of the Missouri Valley Tournament.