New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kentucky remained a unanimous choice as the top-ranked team in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll.
The Wildcats have been the top team all season and are an undisputed No. 1 for the second straight week. John Calipari's group struggled past Columbia last Wednesday in a 56-46 decision before a thorough 84-70 triumph over North Carolina on Saturday.
Kentucky received all 65 first-place votes and a total of 1,625 points from a nationwide media panel.
Duke remained second and is followed by Arizona, Louisville, Wisconsin, Virginia, Villanova, Gonzaga, Texas and Kansas. Gonzaga and Texas swapped places as the only change among the top 10.
The second 10 consists of Wichita State, Ohio State, Iowa State, Utah, Oklahoma, Washington, Maryland, Miami-Florida, San Diego State and St. John's. The Red Storm moved up four places from 24th after earning a spot in the poll last week.
Notre Dame, West Virginia, Butler, North Carolina and Michigan State are the last five teams ranked. Butler dropped eight spots from 15th after a loss at Tennessee on Sunday, while North Carolina slipped three spots after its loss in Lexington.
Michigan State is back in the poll after a one-week absence. The Spartans fell out of the rankings after an overtime loss to Notre Dame and won their only contest last week with an 87-61 victory over Oakland.
Northern Iowa fell out this week. The Panthers were 23rd and suffered a double-overtime loss at VCU on Saturday.
This week's schedule features a couple of ranked matchups on Saturday. Ohio State and North Carolina will square off in Chicago and Oklahoma will battle Washington in Las Vegas.