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AP Poll Week 5: Northern Iowa Moves Into Poll, Wichita State Slips

On the back of an 8-0 record, the Northern Iowa Panthers have moved into the AP Poll at No. 23. Wichita State slips three spots after losing to Utah.

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Only 64 ballots were cast in the AP Poll this week, but all of them had Kentucky on the top lines as the Wildcats became the first unanimous No. 1 team this season.

The boys in blue were followed by Duke, Arizona and Louisville, all undefeated. Wisconsin, which lost to Duke earlier in the week, dipped to No. 5 overall.

Wichita State's loss to Utah to end their regular season winning streak caused the Shockers to slips to No. 11 in the poll. Gonzaga's effort in an overtime loss to Arizona though kept the Bulldogs firm at No. 9 in the poll.

Northern Iowa joins the rankings at No. 23, after an overtime win against George Mason moved the Panthers to 8-0.

Other mid-majors receiving votes this week are VCU, Old Dominion, Yale and Dayton.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 poll for Week 5:

AP Top 25 Week 5

RANK TEAM (1st) POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky Wildcats (64) 1600 1
2 Duke Blue Devils 1518 4
3 Arizona Wildcats 1486 3
4 Louisville Cardinals 1319 5
5 Wisconsin Badgers 1316 2
6 Virginia Cavaliers 1285 7
7 Villanova Wildcats 1173 10
8 Texas Longhorns 1155 6
9 Gonzaga Bulldogs 1145 9
10 Kansas Jayhawks 1083 11
11 Wichita State Shockers 929 8
12 Ohio State Buckeyes 808 14
13 Utah Utes 717 25
14 Iowa State Cyclones 668 20
15 Butler Bulldogs 593 23
16 Oklahoma Sooners 557 22
17 Washington Huskies 428 NR
18 San Diego State Aztecs 390 13
19 Maryland Terrapins 370 21
20 Miami Hurricanes 359 15
21 North Carolina Tar Heels 350 12
22 West Virginia Mountaineers 313 16
23 Northern Iowa Panthers 232 NR
24 St. John's Red Storm 211 NR
25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 200 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan St. (6-3) 120, Illinois (6-1) 91, Georgetown (5-2) 62, Iowa (7-2) 60, Seton Hall (7-0) 57, Baylor (7-1) 49, TCU (8-0) 45, Colorado St. (8-0) 28, Arkansas (6-2) 22, California (7-1) 19, Michigan (6-2) 14, Creighton (7-2) 7, VCU (5-3) 6, LSU (6-2) 5, NC State (7-1) 3, Indiana (7-1) 3, Old Dominion (6-1) 2, Yale (8-2) 1, Dayton (6-1) 1