Kentucky leaves no doubt about its standing atop the AP top 25 poll.

The Wildcats (12-0) are the unanimous No. 1 for the third week in a row, again getting all 65 first-place votes.

The new rankings Monday came two days after Kentucky's 83-44 romp over UCLA. The Wildcats scored the game's first 24 points and led, 41-7, at halftime in a matchup of the two teams with the most NCAA championships.

Unbeaten Villanova (11-0) remained ranked seventh.

No. 22 Baylor (9-1), a Sweet 16 team last season, is the highest-ranked of four top-25 newcomers. TCU (11-0), another Big 12 team, debuted at No. 25, its first poll appearance since the 1998-99 season.

Northern Iowa (10-1) returned to the poll at No. 23, ahead of Colorado State (11-0).

Duke (10-0) stayed second, followed by Arizona (12-0) and Louisville (10-0). The only change in the top 10 was Virginia (11-0) moving up to fifth and swapping spots with Wisconsin (10-1), the only Top 25 team that was idle last week.

Gonzaga (11-1), Texas (10-1) and Kansas (9-1) rounded out the top 10.

Notre Dame (11-1), which beat Purdue 94-63 in its only game last week, made the biggest upward move, five spots to 16th.

Falling out were Miami, San Diego State, Butler and Michigan State.

Penn State 69, Dartmouth 49 - D.J. Newbill (Strawberry Mansion) scored 17 points, Geno Thorpe added 12 and the host Nittany Lions (12-1) defeated the Big Green (5-6) for their 10th straight win in the nonconference game.


Villanova 64, Temple 59 -

A balanced scoring attack helped the Wildcats to a home win over the Owls in a Big Five game.

With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 4-7 overall and 2-1 in Big Five play, while the Owls fall to 4-8 on the year and 1-2 in City Series action.

Villanova's Caroline Coyer scored a team-high 14 points to go with five rebounds, five assists and two steals. Kavunaa Edwards totaled 13 points, 10 rebounds, a career-high 7 blocks.

Lauren Burford was the third Wildcat in double figures with 11 points.

Tanaya Atkinson led Temple with 22 points and Erica Covile notched a double-double, tallying 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

Eastern 58, Puerto Rico 45 - Meghan Nowak (Gateway) led the Eagles with 24 points 12 rebounds as Eastern beat the Jerezanas in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.