Kentucky, Syracuse still 1-2 in AP poll

By The Associated Press | February 27, 2012 | 1:16 PM EST

Kentucky's Darius Miller, right, hugs teammate Terrence Jones during the closing moments of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Kentucky won 83-74. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky and Syracuse are the top two teams in The Associated Press' Top 25 for a fifth straight week, while Kansas moves up to a season-high No. 3.

Kentucky received 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday with Syracuse getting the other two.

Kansas, Duke, Michigan State and North Carolina all moved up one place to be third through sixth. Missouri, which lost twice last week, dropped four spots to seventh and was followed by Marquette, Baylor and Ohio State.

Creighton is the week's lone newcomer, returning to the rankings at No. 25 after two weeks out of the poll. The Bluejays, winners of four straight, replace New Mexico, which moved in last week for the first time this season at No. 18, then fell out after losing two games.

Florida State, the third ranked team to lose two games last week, dropped from 15th to 22nd.