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Louisville Moves Up In Latest AP Poll; Coaches Poll Unchanged

The past week of college basketball provided little action that should cause a major stir in the pot that is the AP top 25 rankings. However we did have then-No. 6 ranked Kentucky falling on the road to No. 10 Louisville. As a result, the top-10 got a bit of a new look in the final poll of 2016.
Villanova remains number one with 56 first place votes. UCLA, second in the country, received three first place votes. Kansas, Baylor, who received six first place votes and Duke round out the top five.
With Louisville's jump to sixth, Gonzaga, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Creighton round out the top ten.
The Big Ten was well represented as Wisconsin, Purdue and Indiana came in at 14-16. 
For the third straight week, the 25 teams ranked in the USA Today Coaches poll are the same. The spots have shifted, but we haven't seen movement in and out of the polls since early December. It's been a long time since that happened.
Expect some shakeup a come Jan. 1, as conference play begins in earnest this week across the country. No. 2 UCLA plays at No. 21 Oregon, top-ranked Villanova plays at No. 9 Creighton; we've got a lot to look forward to, and the polls will get a fresh look in 2017.
For this week, the biggest movers: South Carolina's fall from 20 to 25th is the biggest drop, while Louisville's rise from 11th to seventh is the largest leap. Kentucky falls to No. 8 after losing at the Cardinals on Wednesday.
The ACC still leads the way with six ranked teams.

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