Kentucky is the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press Top 25 for the third consecutive week.

The Wildcats (25-0) received all 65 first-place votes from a media panel Monday after holding off LSU and rolling over South Carolina last week.

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Meanwhile, Arkansas leaped six spots from No. 24 to No. 18 this week, marking the biggest jump in this week’s poll.

The top eight teams remained the same from last week, with Virginia at No. 2, followed by Gonzaga, Duke, Wisconsin, Villanova, Arizona and Kansas.

Utah moved into the top 10 for the second time this season, up two spots to No. 9. Louisville dropped three spots to No. 12 after losing to North Carolina State on Saturday.

Northern Iowa moved up two spots to No. 11 for its highest ranking ever.

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