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Kentucky jumps four spots to No. 14
in latest Associated Press top 25


Following a 2-0 week with wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Kentucky moved up four spots to No. 14 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 released Monday.
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The Wildcats (18-5, 8-2) will go into perhaps their toughest test of the season just inside the top 15. Kentucky hosts No. 3 Florida on Saturday night, and ESPN’s College GameDay will visit during the day and broadcast from Rupp Arena in preview of the big game.

 

Cincinnati was the only top-10 team to lose last week, and the Bearcats fell from No. 7 to No. 10 following their 76-55 road loss to SMU. Kentucky overstepped Creighton and Michigan in the rankings following losses from both teams.

 

The rankings, which can be inspected in full detail at this link, are pasted below.

 

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1. Syracuse Orange (65 of 65 first-place votes)

2. Arizona Wildcats

3. Florida Gators

4. Wichita State Shockers

5. San Diego State Aztecs

6. Villanova Wildcats

7. Kansas Jayhawks

8. Duke Blue Devils

9. Michigan State Spartans

10. Cincinnati Bearcats

11. Iowa State Cyclones

12. Saint Louis Billikens

13. Louisville Cardinals

14. Kentucky Wildcats

15. Michigan Wolverines

16. Iowa Hawkeyes

17. Virginia Cavaliers

18. Creighton Bluejays

19. Texas Longhorns

20. Memphis Tigers

21. Wisconsin Badgers

22. Ohio State Buckeyes

23. SMU Mustangs

24. Connecticut Huskies

25. Pittsburgh Panthers


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