NCAA Basketball Rankings: Kentucky Earns All But Two First-Place Votes From AP

LEXINGTON KY - NOVEMBER 30: The Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the Boston University Terriers on November 30 2010 in Lexington Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky earned all but two first-place from the Associated Press in its latest top 25 poll.

Earning all but two of the 65 first-place votes cast, the Kentucky Wildcats are the No. 1 team in the Associated Press Top 25 for the second straight week.

The other two No. 1 votes went to Syracuse, which jumped a spot from No. 3 to No. 2 this week. Ohio State, Missouri and North Carolina comprise the rest of the top five.

Gonzaga and Vanderbilt made triumphant returns to the poll, coming in at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.

Kansas State (22) and Connecticut (24) each fell out of the top 25. The Huskies had been ranked in the last 28 polls, the sixth-longest such streak. The longest current run in the AP Top 25 is Duke at 90 consecutive appearances, a streak that dates back to the preseason poll of 2007-08.

Here's your full AP Poll:

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky(63) 21-1 1623 1
2 Syracuse(2) 22-1 1550 3
3 Ohio State 19-3 1498 4
4 Missouri 19-2 1363 2
5 North Carolina 18-3 1331 7
6 Baylor 19-2 1310 6
7 Duke 18-3 1250 8
8 Kansas 17-4 1178 5
9 Michigan State 17-4 1098 10
10 Murray State 21-0 979 11
11 UNLV 20-3 936 12
12 Florida 17-4 861 14
13 Creighton 20-2 803 15
14 Georgetown 16-4 762 9
15 Marquette 18-4 682 17
16 Virginia 17-3 578 19
17 San Diego State 18-3 566 13
18 Saint Mary's 21-2 472 21
19 Wisconsin 17-5 415 25
20 Indiana 17-5 395 16
21 Florida State 14-6 375 23
22 Mississippi State 17-5 329 18
23 Michigan 16-6 305 20
24 Gonzaga 17-3 141 27
25 Vanderbilt 16-5 102 28
Others Receiving Votes: Harvard69, Louisville65, Kansas State40, West Virginia12, Wichita State9, Nevada6, Notre Dame6, Southern Miss5, Iowa State3, Long Beach State3, Iona2, Connecticut2, Illinois1

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