Kentucky Starts 3rd Straight Week at No. 1

February 6, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Kentucky is on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for a third straight week.

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Kentucky's Terrence Jones, right, celebrates with teammate Anthony Davis (23) after scoring against South Carolina during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 in Columbia, S.C. Kentucky defeated South Carolina 86-52. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Kentucky is on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for a third straight week.

The Wildcats, who were also No. 1 for two weeks earlier this season, received 63 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel.

Syracuse, which got the other No. 1 votes, Ohio State, Missouri, North Carolina and Baylor held second through sixth from last week. Kansas moved up one spot to seventh, while Florida jumped four places to eighth. Murray State, the lone unbeaten in Division I, moved one spot to ninth and Duke dropped three places to 10th.

Louisville, winners of four straight, and Harvard, off to the best overall (20-2) and Ivy League (6-0) starts in school history, move back into the rankings at 24th and 25th.

Gonzaga and Vanderbilt fell out from 24th and 25th.