Kentucky is back in a familiar place, and so is its coach.
North Carolina is not.
The Wildcats, the last unbeaten team in Division I, were an unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll Monday, their first time on top since the final poll of 2002-03.
This is Kentucky's 89th week at No. 1, which trails only UCLA (134), Duke (111) and North Carolina (105).
UNC (12-7), the defending national champion and loser of three straight and four of five, did not receive a vote and dropped out of the poll for the first time since January 2006. The Tar Heels were sixth in the preseason poll.
For first-year coach John Calipari, Kentucky is the third school he has taken to No. 1. He led Massachusetts to the top spot in 1994-95 and 1995-96 and led Memphis in 2007-08.
Calipari is 40-5 while coaching the No. 1 team. It's a role he's familiar with, even if it's new territory for a roster filled with freshmen and sophomores that has fueled Kentucky's quick turnaround.
The Wildcats (19-0) moved up one spot, replacing Texas (17-2), which was No. 1 for two weeks before losing to Kansas State and Connecticut, both on the road. The Longhorns, who were ranked No. 1 for the first time in school history, fell to sixth.
Kansas, the only other No. 1 team this season, Villanova, Syracuse and Michigan State all moved up one place to be second through fifth.
After Texas, Georgetown, Duke, West Virginia and Purdue rounded out the top 10.
Clemson, Northern Iowa and Mississippi State also dropped out of the Top 25. Connecticut, Vanderbilt, New Mexico and UAB, all of whom were ranked earlier this season, moved into the rankings.