SEC teams ranked in AP Top 25 poll, Kentucky falls from rankings

SEC teams ranked in AP Top 25 poll, Kentucky falls from rankings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Villanova maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while another bunch of Wildcats found themselves sliding out of the rankings for the first time in almost four years.

Two losses to unranked opponents - to SC on the road, and to Florida at home - has sent Kentucky tumbling from No. 18 in last week's AP top 25 to completely unranked in the latest poll on Monday.

The Wildcats (14-5 on the season) are not ranked in the poll for the first time since the 2014 season, which snaps a 68-week streak for Kentucky. Purdue 4. Duke 5. They are 14-5 and looking to rebound on Tuesday when they play Mississippi State. West Virginia 8. Xavier 9.

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Baylor, Louisville, Notre Dame, Texas, Oregon, Florida State, South Carolina and Tennessee round out the top 10. Arizona 12. Oklahoma 13. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers (18-1) and the Boilermakers (19-2) have combined to win 25 straight games, 19 by double-digit margins, and split the remaining first-place votes.

Florida was unranked in last week's poll, but moved up to No. 20 after beating Arkansas and Kentucky last week.

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