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Kentucky Climbs Back Into AP Top 10, Michigan State Hangs On To No. 1 Ranking In Week 8 Polls

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There weren't a ton of huge games in the last week of college basketball, but there were a few interesting results. Kentucky's win over Louisville has been the highest profile game, both on and off the court, and launched Kentucky back into the Top 10. Michigan State remains atop both polls, despite a real overtime scare against Oakland with star guard Denzel Valentine out. The rest of the polls feature minor changes, but with conference play starting soon, don't expect that to be the norm.

Here is the AP Top 25:

1. Michigan State 
2. Kansas 
3. Oklahoma 
4. Maryland 
5. Virginia 
6. Xavier 
7. North Carolina 
8. Arizona 
9. Butler 
10. Kentucky 
11. Iowa State 
12. Providence
13. Miami (FL) 
14. Purdue 
15. Duke 
16. Villanova 
17. SMU 
18. Louisville
19. West Virginia 
20. Texas A&M 
21. Utah 
22. Cincinnati 
23. Baylor 
24. South Carolina
25. UCLA

USA Today Coaches Poll:

1. Michigan State
2. Oklahoma
3. Kansas
4. Maryland
5. Virginia
6. Xavier
7. Arizona
8. North Carolina
9. Iowa State
10. Butler 
11. Kentucky
12. Duke
13. Providence
14. Purdue 
15. Miami (FL) 
16. Villanova
17. West Virginia
18. Louisville
19. Texas A&M
20. South Carolina 
21. Baylor 
22. Utah
23. Cincinnati
24. Gonzaga
25. Pitt