There was a shakeup in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll this week with top-10 teams Duke, Tennessee, North Carolina and Auburn all dropping games as many squared off against each other in holiday tournaments.
But Kentucky’s two wins over Winthrop and Tennessee State were not enough for the Cats to reap any benefits in the rankings as UK held the No. 10 spot for the third week in a row.
This week, Michigan State, which got wins over UCLA and Texas, jumped over the Cats from No. 11 to No. 9 in the poll. Last week, it was Michigan who jumped over the Cats into the top 10.
Gonzaga took over the No. 1 spot after its impressive victory over Duke in the Maui Invitational.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.