UK Men's Basketball

Kentucky returns to AP top 25; Louisville 12th

Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer got fouled hard by Auburn guard Frankie Sullivan on Saturday. Sullivan was called for a flagrant foul on the play.  Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer got fouled hard by Auburn guard Frankie Sullivan on Saturday. Sullivan was called for a flagrant foul on the play. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff Herald-Leader

Kentucky returned to the top 25 in the Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time since late November. UK squeaked in at 25.

However, the Wildcats did not rank in USA Today's top-25 poll. Louisville ranked 12th in both polls.

Here are the top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses. Included were team records through Feb. 10. Total points were based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Associated Press top 25

Record, Pts, Prv

1. Indiana (26) 21-3 1,559 1

2. Duke (20) 21-2 1,515 4

3. Miami (17) 19-3 1,499 8

4. Michigan 21-3 1,428 3

5. Gonzaga (2) 23-2 1,371 6

6. Syracuse 20-3 1,293 9

7. Florida 19-3 1,286 2

8. Michigan St. 20-4 1,178 12

9. Arizona 20-3 1,062 7

10. Kansas St. 19-4 1,012 13

11. Butler 20-4 943 14

12. Louisville 19-5 842 11

13. Ohio St. 17-6 828 10

14. Kansas 19-4 823 5

15. Georgetown 17-4 679 20

16. Pittsburgh 20-5 591 23

17. Oklahoma St. 17-5 587 22

18. Marquette 17-5 493 24

19. New Mexico 20-4 433 15

20. Wisconsin 17-7 305 —

21. Notre Dame 19-5 264 25

22. Memphis 20-3 193 —

23. Oregon 19-5 137 19

24. Colorado St. 19-4 125 —

25. Kentucky 17-6 87 —

Others receiving votes: Minnesota 80, Missouri 69, Cincinnati 68, Saint Mary's (Cal) 62, Creighton 56, San Diego St. 53, Louisiana Tech 43, VCU 35, Saint Louis 34, Illinois 26, NC State 24, Akron 12, UCLA 8, UNLV 6, Indiana St. 5, Virginia 4, Wichita St. 3, Belmont 2, Mississippi 1, Oklahoma 1.

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