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Kentucky Stays At No. 19 In AP Poll

Posted at 1:58 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 13:58:33-05

NEW YORK (AP) – Kansas, Duke and Tennessee are atop the latest AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll for the second straight week.

The Jayhawks earned 56 of 65 first-place votes to stay at No. 1, a perch they held in the preseason before being overtaken by Duke and later Gonzaga. Kansas returned to the top last week then beat reigning national champion Villanova.

Michigan and Virginia each climbed a spot into the top 5. Gonzaga slid four spots to eighth after losing at North Carolina, which jumped three spots to ninth.

No. 25 Nebraska was the only addition to this week’s poll, though the Cornhuskers were ranked earlier this month. Villanova fell out for the second time this season after losing at Kansas and to Penn.