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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Kentucky Back On Top Of Both Major Polls

Thanks to Syracuse's loss at Notre Dame, the Kentucky Wildcats are the new No. 1 team in the country.

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 21:  The Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Rupp Arena on January 21, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 21: The Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Rupp Arena on January 21, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Kentucky, the only team ranked in the top four not to lose last week, is back at No. 1 in both major sets of college basketball rankings.

The Wildcats earned all 31 first-place votes in the coaches' poll, and were No. 1 on 61 of the 65 ballots cast by the Associated Press. UK was No. 1 in both polls for two weeks in December before being upset by Indiana.

Missouri, which received two first-place votes in the AP rankings, jumped from fifth to second in both polls. Previous No. 1 Syracuse slipped to third in the AP - where it also received the other two first-place votes - and fourth in the coaches' poll.

Murray State, the lone remaining unbeaten in Division-I, moved up to No. 9 in the coaches' poll and No. 11 in the AP rankings.

Here are your full rankings for this week:

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky(61) 19-1 1620 2
2 Missouri (2) 18-1 1532 5
3 Syracuse(2) 20-1 1506 1
4 Ohio State 17-3 1411 6
5 Kansas 16-3 1383 7
6 Baylor 17-2 1234 3
7 North Carolina 16-3 1232 8
8 Duke 16-3 1176 4
9 Georgetown 16-3 1045 10
10 Michigan State 16-4 1009 9
11 Murray State 20-0 925 12
12 UNLV 18-3 886 14
13 San Diego State 17-2 832 16
14 Florida 15-4 709 17
15 Creighton 18-2 682 19
16 Indiana 16-4 609 11
17 Marquette 16-4 517 21
18 Mississippi State 16-4 422 18
19 Virginia 15-3 414 15
20 Michigan 15-5 396 20
21 Saint Mary's 19-2 345 24
22 Kansas State 14-4 252 25
23 Florida State 13-6 244 38
24 Connecticut 14-5 203 13
25 Wisconsin 16-5 182 27
Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia96, Gonzaga82, Vanderbilt40, Louisville35, Harvard32, Wichita State28, Cincinnati20, Illinois11, Middle Tennessee9, Dayton3, Iona2, Long Beach State1


Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky(31) 19-1 775 2
2 Missouri 18-1 725 5
3 Ohio State 17-3 687 6
4 Syracuse 20-1 686 1
5 Kansas 16-3 660 7
6 Duke 16-3 571 4
7 Baylor 17-2 569 3
8 North Carolina 16-3 565 8
9 Murray State 20-0 502 10
10 Georgetown 16-3 498 12
11 Michigan State 16-4 453 9
12 San Diego State 17-2 403 16
13 Florida 15-4 396 14
14 Creighton 18-2 343 18
15 UNLV 18-3 337 20
16 Mississippi State 16-4 236 15
17 Indiana 16-4 230 13
18 Marquette 16-4 213 22
19 Connecticut 14-5 203 11
20 Saint Mary's 19-2 193 23
21 Virginia 15-3 171 17
22 Michigan 15-5 165 19
23 Harvard 16-2 99 24
24 Kansas State 14-4 80 27
25 Louisville 15-5 49 21
25 Wisconsin 16-5 49 29
Others Receiving Votes: Florida State41, Gonzaga34, West Virginia33, Wichita State29, Middle Tennessee28, Vanderbilt20, Nevada12, Illinois6, Cincinnati4, UCF3, Southern Miss3, Iowa State2, Dayton1, New Mexico1