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Kentucky back at No. 2

Kentucky is one spot away from reclaiming the country’s No. 1 ranking again.

UK is No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25 and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll this week. The Cats vaulted past Ohio State after defeating then-No. 4 Louisville on Saturday. Later, Ohio State lost to Indiana.

Kentucky picked up five first-place votes in the AP Top 25 and one in the Coaches’ Poll.

The Wildcats started the season ranked No. 2, moved up to No. 1 in early December and then dropped back to No. 3 following the loss to the Hoosiers.

Syracuse, one of four unbeaten teams in the country, continues to hold on to the top spot for the fourth straight week. Syracuse and Kentucky are followed by North Carolina, Baylor and Duke in the AP Top 25 and Duke, North Carolina and Baylor in the Coaches’ Poll.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (60) 15-0 1,618
2 Kentucky (5) 13-1 1,554
3 North Carolina 13-2 1,451
4 Baylor 13-0 1,389
5 Duke 12-1 1,354
6 Ohio State 13-2 1,277
7 Missouri 13-0 1,255
8 Connecticut 12-1 1,199
9 Georgetown 12-1 1,072
10 Michigan State 13-2 992
11 Louisville 12-2 977
12 Indiana 13-1 974
13 Florida 11-3 753
14 Kansas 10-3 663
15 Mississippi State 13-2 644
16 Michigan 12-2 641
17 UNLV 15-2 611
18 Wisconsin 12-3 506
19 Murray State 14-0 454
20 Marquette 12-2 447
21 Virginia 12-1 292
22 Harvard 12-1 269
23 Kansas State 11-1 229
24 San Diego State 12-2 196
25 Gonzaga 11-2 121
ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (30) 15-0 774
2 Kentucky (1) 13-1 739
3 Duke 12-1 679
4 North Carolina 13-2 670
5 Baylor 13-0 638
6 Missouri 13-0 620
7 Ohio State 13-2 593
8 Connecticut 12-1 580
9 Georgetown 12-1 515
10 Louisville 12-2 454
11 Michigan State 13-2 442
12 Indiana 13-1 423
13 Michigan 12-2 368
14 Florida 11-3 367
15 Kansas 10-3 318
16 Mississippi State 13-2 300
17 UNLV 15-2 263
18 Murray State 14-0 236
19 Wisconsin 12-3 230
20 Marquette 12-2 196
21 Harvard 12-1 156
22 Kansas State 11-1 127
23 Virginia 12-1 125
24 Creighton 11-2 67
25 San Diego State 12-2 60