Wichita State fourth, Kansas up to sixth in latest AP basketball poll

01/27/2014 1:58 PM

01/27/2014 1:58 PM

Kansas continued its steady rise up the rankings, landing at No. 6 in the Associated Press top 25 poll on Monday.

The Jayhawks moved up two spots in the poll after notching a home victory over Baylor and a road win at TCU on Saturday night. It was KU’s highest ranking since it was ranked No. 6 on Dec. 2, just days after falling to Villanova at the Battle 4 Atlantis tourney in the Bahamas.

Kansas led five Big 12 teams in the top 25 while Kansas State dropped from the rankings after suffering back-to-back road losses at Texas and Iowa State. Oklahoma State moved up three spots to No. 8, while Iowa State held firm at No. 16. No. 23 Oklahoma and No. 25 Texas, which entered the rankings after victories over K-State and Baylor, rounded out the Big 12 contingent.

Wichita State, meanwhile, moved up one spot to No. 4. Unbeatens Arizona and Syracuse remained No. 1 and No. 2 in the poll, while Florida jumped over Wichita State to No. 3.

The Gators are one of three teams in the top 10 that owns a victory over Kansas, with No. 5 San Diego State and No. 9 Villanova also claiming wins over the Jayhawks in the non-conference season.

No. 11 Kentucky is the only other Southeastern Conference team in the poll, while Missouri is no longer receiving votes.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 26, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Team (first-place votes) Record Pts Prv
1. Arizona (63) 20-0 1,623 1
2. Syracuse (2) 19-0 1,561 2
3. Florida 17-2 1,436 6
4. Wichita State 21-0 1,435 5
5. San Diego State 18-1 1,337 7
6. Kansas 15-4 1,272 8
7. Michigan State 18-2 1,251 3
8. Oklahoma State 16-3 1,067 11
9. Villanova 17-2 1,063 4
10. Michigan 15-4 1,050 21
11. Kentucky 15-4 896 14
12. Louisville 17-3 891 12
13. Cincinnati 19-2 793 15
14. Wisconsin 17-3 763 9
15. Iowa 16-4 722 10
16. Iowa State 15-3 684 16
17. Duke 16-4 549 18
18. Pittsburgh 18-2 517 20
19. Saint Louis 18-2 464 19
20. Creighton 17-3 445
21. Massachusetts 17-2 353 13
22. Memphis 15-4 262 23
23. Oklahoma 16-4 203 25
24. Ohio State 16-4 143 17
25. Texas 16-4 142

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Others receiving votes:

Connecticut 67, Gonzaga 51, UCLA 39, Virginia 18, George Washington 5, Green Bay 5, Kansas State 5, Minnesota 5, SMU 3, American 1, Harvard 1, Louisiana Tech 1, New Mexico 1, Southern Mississippi 1.

USA Today Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 26, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Team (first-place votes) Record Pts Pvs
1. Arizona (31) 20-0 799 1
2. Syracuse (1) 19-0 769 2
3. Wichita State 21-0 724 4
4. Florida 17-2 694 6
5. San Diego State 18-1 653 7
6. Michigan State 18-2 621 3
7. Louisville 17-3 552 9
7. Kansas 15-4 552 11
9. Villanova 17-2 509 5
10. Oklahoma State 16-3 497 12
11. Kentucky 15-4 433 14
12. Iowa 16-4 386 10
13. Wisconsin 17-3 368 8
14. Michigan 15-4 346 25
15. Cincinnati 19-2 323 16
16. Duke 16-4 298 18
17. Pittsburgh 18-2 279 19
18. Iowa State 15-3 268 17
19. Massacusetts 17-2 265 12
20. Creighton 17-3 229 24
21. Saint Louis 18-2 218 20
22. Memphis 15-4 155 22
23. Ohio State 16-4 118 15
24. Gonzaga 18-3 114 21
25. Oklahoma 16-4 85 25

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Others receiving votes: Texas 41, Virginia 26, UCLA 22, Connecticut 18, George Washington 8, Baylor 6, Kansas State 6, Southern Mississippi 6, Colorado 5, Toledo 5, SMU 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.

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