The Wildcats (6-0) received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday to stay No. 1 for a second straight week. Maryland (6-0) remained second with four first-place votes, and Michigan State (7-0) had the other two No. 1 votes.
No. 14 Syracuse, which beat Connecticut and Texas A&M in winning the Battle 4 Atlantis, was the highest newcomer, with West Virginia at 20th and Providence, Louisville and Baylor filling the final three spots.
The Big 12 and ACC are tied for most ranked teams with six each. Both conferences placed three teams each in the top 10.