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Week 4 AP Top 25/Coaches Poll; Cincinnati to No. 17

Cincinnati remains undefeated and continues to climb the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Polls in the process.

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Here are this week's AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Polls for college basketball. In this week's polls, Cincinnati fans will notice that their 7-0 Bearcats have jumped seven spots in both polls to No. 17 after defeating Southeastern Louisiana and then taking down Nebraska and George Washington in Brooklyn, New York, en route to winning the Barclays Center Classic last Saturday.

Cincinnati will have an opportunity to bolster their ranking with a big game against Butler Wednesday night. The Bulldogs rank No. 25 in the Coaches Poll and are receiving votes (No. 28) in the AP Top 25.

Meanwhile, Kentucky still dominates the love at the top of the polls, convincingly ranked No. 1 in both. Maryland and Michigan State follow at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Different combinations of Kansas, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Duke, Villanova, North Carolina and Virginia fill out the top 10 in both polls.

Looking ahead for Cincinnati, Butler is on the backend of the polls, as is Connecticut, receiving votes in both polls (No. 26 in AP and No. 27 in Coaches). December opponents, Iowa State and Xavier are climbing up the polls with the Cyclones ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll. Xavier is No. 12 in the AP Poll and No. 18 in the Coaches Poll. Conference foe SMU is ranked in the AP Poll at No. 22. Cincinnati's most recent win, the George Washington Colonials, are receiving votes in both polls as well.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV HI/LOW
1 Kentucky Wildcats (29) 6-0 797 1 1/2
2 Maryland Terrapins (3) 5-0 759 2 2/3
3 Michigan State Spartans 6-0 720 4 4/13
4 Iowa State Cyclones 4-0 652 5 5/7
5 Duke Blue Devils 6-1 642 3 3/4
6 Kansas Jayhawks 4-1 615 7 5/7
7 Villanova Wildcats 6-0 613 9 8/9
8 Oklahoma Sooners 3-0 607 6 6/8
9 North Carolina Tar Heels 5-1 549 8 1/8
10 Virginia Cavaliers 5-1 495 12 6/12
11 Purdue Boilermakers 5-0 456 15 15/24
12 Gonzaga Bulldogs 4-1 376 11 11/12
13 Vanderbilt Commodores 5-1 343 16 16/20
14 Arizona Wildcats 5-1 320 10 10/10
15 West Virginia Mountaineers 6-0 299 22 22/23
16 Oregon Ducks 5-0 291 23 23/NR
17 Cincinnati Bearcats 7-0 282 24 24/NR
18 Xavier Musketeers 7-0 280 29
19 Syracuse Orange 6-0 221 NR
20 Texas A&M Aggies 6-1 175 30
21 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 5-1 145 19 19/NR
22 Louisville Cardinals 5-0 141 27
23 Baylor Bears 4-1 113 25 21/25
24 Providence Friars 6-1 110 NR
25 Butler Bulldogs 4-1 65 28 20/NR
Also Receiving Votes: Utah 62; Connecticut 53; California 43; Indiana 35; LSU 29; Notre Dame 25; George Washington 17; Dayton 11; Saint Mary?s 10; Davidson 10; UNLV 9; Pittsburgh 8; Monmouth 5; Iowa 5; South Carolina 4; Northern Iowa 3; Florida 2; Wichita State 2; Texas-El Paso 1.
Dropped Out: No. 13 California, No. 14 Indiana, No. 17 LSU, No. 18 Notre Dame, No. 20 Wichita State, No. 21 Connecticut.

AP Top 25 Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (59) 6-0 1619 1
2 Maryland (4) 6-0 1512 2
3 Michigan State (2) 7-0 1510 3
4 Kansas 4-1 1342 5
5 Iowa State 5-0 1338 4
6 Oklahoma 4-0 1269 7
7 Duke 6-1 1253 6
8 Villanova 6-0 1218 8
9 North Carolina 5-1 1115 9
10 Virginia 5-1 965 12
11 Purdue 6-0 904 16
12 Xavier 7-0 801 23
13 Gonzaga 4-1 788 10
14 Syracuse 6-0 696 NR
15 Oregon 5-0 628 21
16 Vanderbilt 5-1 587 19
17 Cincinnati 7-0 551 24
18 Texas A&M 6-1 522 25
19 Arizona 6-1 504 11
20 West Virginia 6-0 363 NR
21 Miami (FL) 5-1 289 15
22 SMU 4-0 256 25
23 Providence 6-1 247 NR
24 Louisville 5-0 173 NR
25 Baylor 4-1 162 NR
Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut (4-2) 153; Utah (5-1) 72; Butler (4-1) 62; George Washington (6-1) 45; Indiana (4-2) 26; Northern Iowa (4-1) 25; Notre Dame (4-2) 22; California (4-2) 19; Pittsburgh (4-0) 11; Dayton (5-1) 8; San Diego State (4-3) 5; South Carolina (6-0) 5; Georgetown (2-3) 4; Texas-El Paso (6-0) 3; Northwestern (5-1) 2; LSU (3-2) 2; Iowa (4-2) 2; Arkansas-Little Rock (5-0) 2; Colorado State (5-1) 1; Davidson (4-0) 1; Louisiana Tech (5-0) 1; Monmouth (4-2) 1; Northeastern (5-1) 1