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Kentucky's Top 25 run ends at 68 weeks

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Kentucky is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in nearly four years while another bunch of Wildcats - Villanova - maintained their hold on No. 1.

Kentucky slid out of Monday's latest poll from No. 18 after losses to South Carolina and Florida, snapping a 30-game home winning streak for the Wildcats in Southeastern Conference play. That dropped coach John Calipari's Wildcats out for the first time since March 2014 and snapped a 68-week stretch in the poll.

"I'm not panicked," Calipari said Monday. "I coach at Kentucky, I always have young guys. I don't have them this young, but they're really young. They're learning to trust each other. I've got to get them to trust each other on both sides of the ball and it just might take more time."

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova18-1
2 Virginia18-1
3 Purdue19-2
4 Duke17-2
5 Kansas16-3
6 Michigan State17-3
7 West Virginia16-3
8 Xavier18-3
9 Cincinnati17-2
10 North Carolina16-4
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke17-2
2 Villanova18-1
3 North Carolina16-4
4 Xavier18-3
5 Virginia18-1
6 Clemson16-3
7 Kansas16-3
8 Auburn17-2
9 Purdue19-2
10 Rhode Island15-3
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