Kansas still No. 1; Kentucky moves up

Updated: February 9, 2010, 7:31 AM ET
ESPN.com

Losses on the road sent Villanova and Michigan State tumbling in this week's ESPN/USA Today men's basketball poll -- which once again is led by Kansas and includes three Big East teams among its top five.

Poll Positions

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The Wildcats, who lost at Georgetown on Saturday, fell from second to fifth, while the Spartans, who fell at Illinois, slipped from fifth to 10th in the latest rankings of 31 NCAA Division I head coaches.

Kansas (22-1) remained No. 1 after surviving the week unscathed. Kentucky (22-1) moved up a spot to No. 2, followed by Syracuse (23-1), West Virginia (19-3) and Villanova (20-2).

Villanova and West Virginia meet Monday night in a Big East battle (7 p.m. ET, ESPN). Kansas is at No. 14 Texas (9 p.m., ESPN).

Purdue (19-3) moved up a spot to No. 6, followed by Duke (19-4), which leapfrogged Georgetown. The Hoyas (17-5) remained No. 8 despite a loss to South Florida three days before the win over Villanova.

Kansas State (19-4) moved up two spots to No. 9, ahead of Michigan State (19-5). The Spartans host Purdue on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET) in another battle of top 10 teams.

Cornell, which climbed into the poll at No. 25 last week, moved up three spots to No. 22.