The Associated Press Top 25 for the week of Dec. 5 is live, and there's another list of changes near the very top. Kentucky, after taking the top spot by beating North Carolina, moved down to No. 3 after losing to Indiana, while Syracuse, sporting a 10-0 record, moved into the top spot with 51 first-place votes. Louisville and North Carolina were in at No. 4 and No. 5.
And the other spot in the top five? The Ohio State Buckeyes occupied the No. 2 spot, and received seven first-place votes, despite losing to No. 14 Kansas on Dec. 10. The Buckeyes played hard, but ultimately lost that game on all fronts, dropping to 8-1 with the 78-67 loss.
They also keep the No. 2 spot in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, with two first-place votes. Syracuse took the other 28 first-place votes in that poll, as well. Cleveland State also received votes in the AP Top 25, with a paltry seven points.