AP Poll: Kentucky is the new No. 1 team in the country

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The new AP poll is out, and Kentucky is your No. 1 team.

The Wildcats received 40 of 61 first-place votes, edging out reigning champs Villanova for the top spot.

Indiana, North Carolina and Kansas round out the top five, while Duke falls to No. 6 in the country. To see the NBCSports.com Top 25 Power Rankings, click here.

RANKINGS: AP Poll | Coaches Poll | NBCSports.com

1. Kentucky (40 first-place votes)
2. Villanova (20)
3. Indiana (1)
4. North Carolina
5. Kansas
6. Duke
7. Virginia
8. Arizona
9. Xavier
10. Louisville
11. Gonzaga
t12. Creighton
t12. Oregon
14. UCLA
15. Saint Mary’s
16. Wisconsin
17. Syracuse
18. Purdue
19. West Virginia
20. Baylor
21. Iowa State
22. Texas
23. Rhode Island
24. Michigan State
25. Florida State