AP Poll: Villanova, Kentucky remain atop the rankings

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Kentucky remained in the top spot in the AP Poll for the second straight week, holding onto 40 of the 64 first-place votes.

Villanova remained No. 2 while North Carolina, coming off of a dominating performance in the Maui Invitational, is slotted in at No. 3.

Kansas and Duke round out the top five.

RANKINGS: AP Poll | Coaches Poll | NBC Sports Top 25

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