Kentucky unanimous No. 1

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Monday, February 9, 2015

The Kentucky Wildcats are the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the second straight week.

The Wildcats (23-0) were the unanimous pick last week after Virginia lost, and the nation's only unbeaten team again received all 65 votes from a media panel Monday.

Virginia reclaimed the No. 2 spot this week, leapfrogging new No. 3 Gonzaga, after beating No. 12 North Carolina and No. 9 Louisville.

Not all was good for the Cavaliers (21-1), however, as they lost leading scorer Justin Anderson to a fractured finger on his left (shooting) hand. He had surgery Monday and may miss four to six weeks for Virginia, which has held opponents scoreless for at least five minutes 20 times this season.

Villanova moved up to No. 6 after No. 7 Arizona lost to rival Arizona State for the only other change in the top 10.

Kentucky, which trailed by as many as nine points in Saturday's 68-61 victory against Florida, has played in five games this season that have been decided by 10 points or less.

The No. 1 Wildcats play at LSU on Tuesday night.

Oklahoma State returned to the poll at No. 21, and Arkansas is in at No. 24.

Texas and Georgetown dropped out of this week's poll.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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