AP Poll: Kentucky still No. 1, Duke rises up to No. 2

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Jahlil Okafor and Duke are now the No. 2 team in the nation. (USATSI)
Jahlil Okafor and Duke are now the No. 2 team in the nation. (USATSI)

Kentucky has gone the full regular season as the No. 1 team in the country and only needs one more week of strong play to become the first team since the 1990-91 UNLV squad to go wire-to-wire as No. 1.

Duke also made a move this week, jumping to No. 2 following Virginia’s loss at Louisville. The Blue Devils are followed by the Wahoos, Villanova, Arizona, Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Maryland, Kansas and Northern Iowa to round out the top 10.

Also, three teams fell out of the poll this week. Ohio State, Providence and Murray State were dropped in favor of Georgetown, Davidson and Boise State at Nos. 23-25. There is always some movement during conference tournament week, so it will be interesting to see how different these rankings are next week.

Here is the full poll:

1. Kentucky (65 first-place votes)

2. Duke

3. Virginia

4. Villanova

5. Arizona

6. Wisconsin

7. Gonzaga

8. Maryland

9. Kansas

10. Northern Iowa

11. Notre Dame

12. Wichita State

13. Iowa State

14. Louisville

15. Oklahoma

16. Baylor

17. Utah

18. West Virginia

19. North Carolina

20. SMU

21. Arkansas

22. Butler

23. Georgetown

24. Davidson

25. Boise State

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