Six days after a loss at the Champions Classic, Kansas dropped just one spot in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll, slotting in at No. 5 on Monday.
The Jayhawks, 1-1, who squandered a double-digit lead against Michigan State, were ranked No. 4 before the setback. Kentucky took over the No. 1 spot in the poll after North Carolina lost at Northern Iowa on Saturday. Maryland, Michigan State and Iowa State round out the top four.
The Cyclones, who replaced Kansas as the highest-ranked Big 12 team, have not been ranked in the top four of the AP poll since 1996-97.
Duke, which also lost in the Champions Classic, is ranked No. 6, one spot behind KU, while Oklahoma is No. 7, giving the Big 12 three teams in the top seven. Wichita State, meanwhile, dropped to No. 20 after a loss to Tulsa.
The Jayhawks will open the Maui Invitational against Division II Chaminade at 8 p.m. Monday at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui.