Kentucky's turn to be No. 1

Last season, Kentucky ended Florida's brief stay atop the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll. This week, it replaces the Gators as the No. 1 team in the nation.

For the fourth consecutive week, the No. 1 spot changed hands. But, for the first time this season, there are different teams occupying the top spots in the polls, as Connecticut was tabbed No. 1 by The Associated Press on Monday.

Kentucky moved from No. 2 to No. 1 after beating Michigan State on Saturday and watching Florida lose both of its games last week, versus Maryland and at Louisville. The Gators dropped to 13th in this week's poll, while Connecticut came in at No. 2 behind the Wildcats.

The Wildcats received 23 of 31 first-place votes, while Connecticut garnered four votes. Kentucky also received more first place votes than the Huskies in the AP poll (26-21), but finished 67 points behind UConn.

Duke (6-1), North Carolina (6-0) and Arizona (4-1) round out the top five. Unbeaten Georgia Tech was sixth and received three of the other four first-place votes. The other vote went to the Tar Heels.

Rounding out the top 10 was Kansas (5-1), Oklahoma (7-0), Wake Forest (5-0) and Texas (5-1), which which slipped from sixth to No. 10 after a loss to Arizona in the Jimmy V Classic.

Missouri, ranked No. 4 last week, dropped to 14th after losing in overtime to Gonzaga in Seattle. Stanford (5-0) was 11th, followed by Saint Joseph's (7-0), Florida and No. 15 Gonzaga (7-1).

Spots 16 through 25 are held by teams who occupied similar spots in last week's poll.

Illinois, Purdue, Marquette each suffered their first losses of the season last week and slipped a few spots as a result. The 19th-ranked Illini fell five spots after losing to unranked Providence in the Jimmy V Classic. No. 17 Purdue fell just one spot after its two-point loss at Oklahoma, while Marquette dropped two spots to No. 23 after losing at Arizona.

Michigan State held onto the 25th spot despite a sub-.500 record. The Spartans' loss to Kentucky dropped them to 3-4 on the season. But all four losses have come to teams ranked in the top 10 this week -- Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and Oklahoma.