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NCAA basketball rankings 2014: Kentucky still on top, Louisville enters top 5

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Louisville replacing North Carolina is the lone change in the top five of this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Kentucky earned 62 out of a possible 65 first-place votes to maintain their stranglehold on the top spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Wildcats spent the past week hammering UT-Arlington and previously unbeaten Providence by a combined 68 points. They'll face a tougher test this week when No. 6 Texas comes to Rupp Arena.

Wisconsin, which defeated UAB, Georgetown and Oklahoma to capture the Battle 4 Atlantis title last week, remains at No. 2. The Badgers once again earned the three first-place votes that didn't go to Kentucky. Duke, Arizona and Louisville make up the rest of the top five. North Carolina, which fell to Butler in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis, dropped from No. 5 to No. 12.

Associated Press Top 25:

1. Kentucky (62)
2. Wisconsin (3)
3. Arizona
4. Duke
5. Louisville
6. Texas
7. Virginia
8. Wichita St.
9. Gonzaga
10. Villanova
11. Kansas
12. North Carolina
13. San Diego St.
14. Ohio St.
15. Miami
16. West Virginia
17. Michigan
18. Arkansas
19. Michigan St.
20. Iowa St.
21. Maryland
22. Oklahoma
23. Butler
24. Illinois
25. Utah

Others receiving votes: N. Iowa 83, UConn 76, Oklahoma St. 69, Providence 56, VCU 52, Syracuse 49, Florida 40, Georgetown 30, Creighton 29, Washington 17, NC State 12, Wyoming 10, California 8, Seton Hall 5, St. John's 5, Nebraska 4, Baylor 3, UCLA 3, Mississippi 2, Old Dominion 2, TCU 2, Notre Dame 1, Saint Mary's (Cal) 1.