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Kentucky basketball moves up three spots in both polls

The Kentucky Wildcats are climbing the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. See where they landed for the week of December 12, 2022.

Don't look now, but the Wildcats are climbing the AP Poll. The latest Top 25 just dropped and Kentucky is up three spots to No. 13. UCLA, the Cats' opponent in the CBS Sports Classic, is also up three spots, to No. 16, making Saturday's game a Top 20 showdown.

Purdue is the new No. 1 team in the country after Houston's loss to Alabama. The Crimson Tide jumped four spots to No. 4 in the rankings. From the SEC, Tennessee is next at No. 6, Arkansas is No. 10, Mississippi State No. 17, and Auburn No. 19.

Check out the entire polls below.

Others receiving votes: Memphis 74, Charleston 64, Marquette 39, Iowa State 39, Arizona State 39, UNLV 27, Xavier 26, Iowa 25, West Virginia 20, Saint Mary's 15, Texas Tech 14, San Diego State 14, Utah 12, New Mexico 12, Creighton 11, Michigan State 5, Utah State 4, Kansas State 2

Dropped from rankings: Iowa State 20, Creighton 21, San Diego State 22

Others receiving votes: Iowa 46, Marquette 46, Iowa State 46, West Virginia 32, Memphis 29, Charleston 24, Creighton 20, Saint Mary's 15, Xavier 14, UNLV 13, New Mexico 9, San Diego State 8, Kansas State 6, Texas Tech 4, Utah State 4, Arizona State 3, Rutgers 2, North Carolina 1, Michigan State 1

Dropped from rankings: Iowa State 20, Creighton 21, San Diego State 22, Iowa 24

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