Top 5 Teams in AP and Coaches’ Polls Exactly the Same for Second Straight Week

by February 16, 2015
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All things considered, this wasn’t exactly the most exciting week in college basketball. The five top teams—Kentucky, Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke and Wisconsin—all took care of their business, even if they were all tested by lesser opponents at one time or another. This made for a rather unexciting week in the AP and Coaches’ polls, as both of them have the exact same top fives after the last week of action.

Per usual, Kentucky has a stranglehold on the college basketball world. The undefeated Wildcats received all 65 first-place votes in the AP Poll, while it received 31 of a possible 32 in the Coaches’ Poll. The only squad which was able to take a vote from Kentucky was Gonzaga.

Here is this week’s AP Poll, via ESPN:

  1. Kentucky (65 first-place votes)
  2. Virginia
  3. Gonzaga
  4. Duke
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Villanova
  7. Arizona
  8. Kansas
  9. Utah
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Northern Iowa
  12. Louisville
  13. Wichita State
  14. Iowa State
  15. North Carolina
  16. Maryland
  17. Oklahoma
  18. Arkansas
  19. Butler
  20. Baylor
  21. SMU
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. West Virginia
  24. Ohio State
  25. VCU

And here is the way the Coaches’ Poll shakes out, also via ESPN:

  1. Kentucky (31 first-place votes)
  2. Gonzaga
  3. Virginia
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Duke
  6. Villanova
  7. Arizona
  8. Kansas
  9. Utah
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Northern Iowa
  12. Louisville
  13. Wichita State
  14. Iowa State
  15. Maryland
  16. North Carolina
  17. Arkansas
  18. Oklahoma
  19. Butler
  20. Baylor
  21. SMU
  22. West Virginia
  23. Ohio State
  24. Oklahoma State
  25. San Diego State