Updated: March 3, 2015, 10:19 AM ET

ESPN.com Power Rankings: March 3


It must be March, because there's big movement happening across college basketball.

OK, maybe not at the very top, since Kentucky and Virginia refuse to move. But look past them and see all the shuffling. Duke, Villanova and Arizona jumped up a bit, while Wisconsin and Gonzaga slipped a few notches thanks to losses.

This is the final week of the regular season in the major conferences -- and conference tournament time for some of the little guys -- so expect more drama.

Voters: Eamonn Brennan (ESPN.com), C.L. Brown (ESPN), Sean Farnham (ESPN), John Gasaway (ESPN Insider), Jeff Goodman (ESPN Insider), Seth Greenberg (ESPN analyst), Andy Katz (ESPN.com), Joe Lunardi (ESPN), Myron Medcalf (ESPN.com), Dana O'Neil (ESPN.com)

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1 Kentucky29-0
The Wildcats remain undefeated after wins at Mississippi State and vs. Arkansas. Kentucky clinched the SEC title outright with its win over the Razorbacks.
2 Virginia28-1
The Cavaliers started slowly -- very slowly -- against Syracuse before rallying for a road win Monday night at the Carrier Dome.
3 Duke26-3
The Blue Devils survived in overtime at Virginia Tech and beat Syracuse at home, bringing their winning streak to nine games. Duke ends the regular season with a matchup at North Carolina.
4 Villanova27-2
The Surging Wildcats blew out Providence at home and then rallied to win comfortably at Xavier, extending their winning streak to 10 games.
5 Arizona26-3
Boosted by a balanced scoring attack, the Wildcats picked up two big road wins. Arizona routed Colorado and then topped Utah. Freshman Stanley Johnson had 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Utes.
6 Wisconsin26-3
The Badgers lost at Maryland -- scoring just 20 points in the first half -- but rebounded with a home win vs. Michigan State. With the win, Wisconsin clinched a share of the Big Ten title.
7 Gonzaga29-2
After routing San Diego, the Bulldogs were stunned at home vs. BYU, ending their 22-game winning streak. They had also won 41 straight home games.
8 Kansas23-6
The Jayhawks have at least a piece of their 12th consecutive Big 12 title. Now, can Kansas get its hands on the title outright?
9 Wichita St27-3
The Shockers defeated Indiana State and then downed Northern Iowa, clinching the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title for the second consecutive season.
10 Utah22-6
The Utes rolled Arizona State -- by 42 points -- at home but lost their showdown vs. Arizona, which could have tied them atop the Pac-12 with the Wildcats.
10 Maryland24-5
Dez Wells scored 26 points as the Terrapins upset Wisconsin at home. Maryland also dropped Michigan, bringing its winning streak to five games.
12 Iowa State21-8
Oh, that Hilton magic. Iowa State was in big trouble against Oklahoma -- down 20 in the second half -- but the Cyclones stormed back for a huge win.
12 Northern Iowa27-3
The Panthers beat Evansville at home then lost their showdown at Wichita State, which allowed the Shockers to win the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title.
14 Notre Dame24-5
Despite 13 points and 15 rebounds from Pat Connaughton, the Fighting Irish lost at home to Syracuse. Because of UNC's loss to NC State, Notre Dame clinched a double bye in the ACC tournament.
15 Oklahoma20-9
Oklahoma entered its game with Iowa State still holding hopes for an outright Big 12 title. The Sooners looked good with a big lead in the second half -- then collapsed.
16 Baylor22-8
Baylor had a chance for a road win against Texas, but the Bears couldn't finish and suffered a tough loss.
17 Louisville23-6
After losing three of four, the Cardinals have now won three straight. Louisville dominated Florida State on the road, winning by 22 points.
18 North Carolina20-9
The inconsistent Tar Heels scored just 46 points in a home loss to NC State. UNC rebounded with a win at on-the-bubble Miami (Fla.) in which Brice Johnson scored 22 points.
19 West Virginia22-7
The Mountaineers went 1-1 last week, beating fading Texas at home and losing to surging Baylor on the road. Freshman Jevon Carter scored 25 points in the loss at Baylor.
20 Arkansas23-6
The Razorbacks' seven-game winning streak came to an end with a loss at top-ranked Kentucky. Arkansas shot just 37.5 percent from the field vs. the Wildcats.
21 Butler21-8
The Bulldogs had double-digit wins vs. Marquette and at DePaul. Kellen Dunham averaged 23 points in the two victories.
22 SMU23-6
The Mustangs won at Memphis but lost at Connecticut, surrendering the lead in the American to Tulsa. With a home game vs. the Golden Hurricane remaining, SMU could still win the regular-season crown.
23 Ohio State21-8
The Buckeyes won two home games last week, routing Nebraska and topping Purdue. Freshman D'Angelo Russell had 28 points vs. the Boilermakers.
24 Providence20-9
Despite 18 points from Tyler Harris, the Friars were blown out by Villanova on the road. Providence rebounded by winning at home vs. Marquette.
25 Georgetown18-9
The Hoyas stumbled against St. John's but have a chance to rebound against ranked Butler on Tuesday night.

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