UK rises in AP basketball poll

A couple of SEC wins helped lift Kentucky back to 12th in the national rankings.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky had the biggest rise in the weekly Associated Press men's college basketball poll. The Cats moved up six spots to No. 12 after home wins over Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. UK plays at Georgia Tuesday night at 7 p.m. looking to go 3-1 in the SEC.

The top five remained the same in this week's poll: Duke followed by Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga.

Indiana moved down three spots to No. 25 and then lost its third straight Big Ten game, 66-51, at home against Nebraska on Monday night. Louisville was tops among those others receiving votes, while the team they blew out Saturday, North Carolina, moved down one spot to 13th. 

The U of L women bounced back from Thursday's defeat at No. 1 Notre Dame to beat Georgia Tech, 61-44, at the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday. The Cards went from No. 2 to No. 4 in this week's AP women's poll. Notre Dame remained at the top while Baylor and UConn are tied for second.   

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