Kansas’ first home loss in two years cost the Jayhawks a chance to be the nation’s top-ranked team in both polls, but they remained in the top five.
By BLAIR KERKHOFF
The Kansas City Star
KU, 19-2, is ranked fifth by The Associated Press and in the USA Today coaches poll after falling 85-80 to Oklahoma State on Saturday.
The Jayhawks entered the week ranked second by AP and first in the coaches’ poll.
Kansas State, 17-4, made big jumps this week after two victories, landing at No. 13 in the AP polls (up from No. 18) and 16th in the coaches poll (up from 22nd).
Missouri, 16-5 after losing at LSU and beating Auburn in Columbia, dropped to 21st in AP and 20th by the coaches.
Oklahoma State entered the polls after its big victory, at No. 22 in the AP and No. 24 in the coaches ranking. It’s the first time since December the Big 12 has three ranked teams.
The polls agreed on the top five: Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Duke and Kansas.