It is the first time since 2003 that the Wildcats have occupied the top spot in the poll.
No. 2 Syracuse picked up the remaining first-place votes. The Orange (9-0) moved up two places, as did No. 3 Ohio State (8-0). No. 4 Wisconsin (10-0) leaped four spots. No. 5 Michigan State fell out of the top spot after three weeks. The Spartans (7-1) fell after losing at home to North Carolina, 79-65. The Tar Heels re-entered the poll at No. 18.
Kentucky and Kansas fell the furthest. The Wildcats dropped from third to No. 11 after losing Baylor, which moved up from 20th to No. 14. The Jayhawks stumbled from sixth to No. 13 after losing at Colorado, which entered the poll at No. 21.
No. 24 Missouri also moved into the top 25.