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North Carolina Still Ranked ahead of UK in AP Poll


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The Kentucky Wildcats moved up in the latest Associated Press poll, jumping three spots to No. 16.


The Wildcats defeated North Carolina 80-72 in the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday. The Tar Heels fell five spots to No. 14.


Duke reclaims the top spot after Arizona State knocked off Kansas.


1. Duke

2. Michigan

3. Tennessee

4. Virginia

5. Kansas

6. Nevada

7. Gonzaga

8. Michigan State

9. Florida State

10. Virginia Tech

11. Texas Tech

12. Auburn

13. Ohio State

14. North Carolina

15. Wisconsin

16. Kentucky 

17. Arizona State

18. Marquette

19. Mississippi State

20. North Carolina State

21. Buffalo

22. Houston

23. Indiana

24. Iowa

25. Oklahoma


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