NCAA Basketball Rankings: Kentucky Carries No. 1 Ranking Into Postseason

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 01: Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball during the game against Georgia Bulldogs at Rupp Arena on March 1, 2012, in Lexington, Ky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Kentucky Wildcats are your near-unanimous No. 1 team in the country for a sixth-straight week.

Kentucky and Syracuse are No. 1 and No. 2 in both the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll and the Associated Press Top 25 poll for a sixth consecutive week, a distinction each will carry into the postseason. The Wildcats earned all 31 first-place votes cast by the coaches, and all but two of the 65 cast by the AP. Those other two went to Syracuse.

Kansas, North Carolina and Missouri rounded out the top five in each poll, while Duke dropped to No. 6 following its 18-point loss to the Tar Heels. Ohio State, Michigan State, Marquette and Michigan rounded out the AP's top 10, while Murray State replaced the Wolverines at No. 10 in the coaches' poll.

Iowa State earned a nod at the No. 25 in the AP poll, its first national ranking since the opening week of the 2005-06 season. Louisville, which was ranked as high as No. 4 in both polls earlier in the season, fell out of each set of rankings.

Here are your final top 25 polls before the NCAA Tournament begins.

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky(63) 30-1 1623 1
2 Syracuse(2) 30-1 1561 2
3 Kansas 26-5 1482 3
4 North Carolina 27-4 1442 6
5 Missouri 27-4 1343 7
6 Duke 26-5 1262 4
7 Ohio State 25-6 1251 10
8 Michigan State 24-7 1149 5
9 Marquette 25-6 1087 8
10 Michigan 23-8 945 13
11 Murray State 30-1 922 12
12 Baylor 25-6 909 9
13 Georgetown 22-7 873 11
14 Wisconsin 23-8 853 14
15 Indiana 24-7 707 18
16 Wichita State 27-5 492 15
17 Florida State 21-9 468 22
18 San Diego State 24-6 441 21
19 Creighton 28-5 364 25
20 UNLV 25-7 360 17
21 Temple 24-6 343 23
22 Florida 22-9 305 16
23 Notre Dame 21-10 256 20
24 Gonzaga 25-5 170 26
25 Iowa State 22-9 127 27
Others Receiving Votes: Saint Mary's88, Louisville84, Drexel83, New Mexico64, Virginia34, Memphis13, Virginia Commonwealth6, Vanderbilt6, Cincinnati5, Long Beach State3, Kansas State2, Harvard1, Saint Louis1

Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky(31) 30-1 775 1
2 Syracuse 30-1 744 2
3 Kansas 26-5 703 4
4 North Carolina 27-4 690 6
5 Missouri 27-4 620 8
6 Duke 26-5 604 3
7 Ohio State 25-6 575 11
8 Michigan State 24-7 540 5
9 Marquette 25-6 537 7
10 Murray State 30-1 526 9
11 Baylor 25-6 422 10
12 Wisconsin 23-8 417 15
13 Michigan 23-8 397 16
14 Georgetown 22-7 369 12
15 Indiana 24-7 287 20
16 Wichita State 27-5 241 14
17 Florida State 21-9 199 22
18 Saint Mary's 26-5 198 21
19 Florida 22-9 187 13
20 UNLV 25-7 181 17
21 San Diego State 24-6 165 23
22 Creighton 28-5 164 24
23 Notre Dame 21-10 134 19
24 Temple 24-6 112 25
25 Gonzaga 25-5 80 26
Others Receiving Votes: Louisville60, New Mexico26, Iowa State24, Memphis24, Drexel21, Virginia18, Kansas State11, Mississippi State8, Saint Louis6, Nevada3, Virginia Commonwealth3, Harvard2, Middle Tennessee1, Montana1
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