Dec 8, 2014 1:58 PM
Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP poll, Duke No. 2
The Associated Press
Kentucky is still No. 1, and this time on top of every ballot.
The Wildcats (9-0) became a unanimous No. 1 team in the new AP poll Monday, getting the first-place votes on all 64 ballots cast.
Syracuse spent two weeks as a unanimous No. 1 last season.
Wisconsin had been getting some first-place votes before its 80-70 loss last week to Duke. The Badgers slipped from second to fifth in the new rankings.
Duke (8-0) replaced Wisconsin at No. 2, jumping ahead of No. 3 Arizona (8-0), which stayed undefeated with a 66-63 overtime victory against No. 9 Gonzaga over the weekend.
Louisville was up one spot to fourth. Virginia, Villanova, Texas, Gonzaga and Kansas rounded out the top 10.
Michigan State dropped out of the poll for the first time since December 2011, a streak of 58 consecutive polls. That was third-longest current run behind Duke (141) and Kansas (109).
Washington (7-0) made the highest debut of four newcomers at 17th.
For the first time since the final poll of the 2010-11 season, neither Michigan State nor Michigan is ranked.
The Wolverines (6-2) were 17th before their 72-70 loss Saturday to NJIT.
Michigan State (6-3) fell from 19th after a 79-78 overtime loss to Notre Dame (8-1), one of the poll newcomers at No. 25.