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Kansas remains No. 10 in AP college basketball poll

KU's Wayne Selden Jr. gives teammate Brannen Grenne a congratulatory shove after the Jayhawks held on to beat Utah 63-60 Saturday at the Sprint Center.
KU's Wayne Selden Jr. gives teammate Brannen Grenne a congratulatory shove after the Jayhawks held on to beat Utah 63-60 Saturday at the Sprint Center. The Kansas City Star

Kansas remained 10th in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll Monday following wins at Georgetown and against then-No. 13 Utah at the Sprint Center. The Utes fell one spot to No. 14.

Wichita State also stayed put in the new poll at No. 11. KU and Wichita State hold the same rankings in the USA Today coaches’ poll.

From the Big 12, No. 9 Texas, No. 13 Iowa State, No. 15 Oklahoma and No. 22 West Virginia are also ranked in the AP poll.

The top 10 teams in the AP poll remained unchanged from last week with the exception of No. 8 Gonzaga and Texas, which swapped spots.

No. 1 Kentucky last week lost forward Alex Poythress for the season after he tore a knee ligament in practice. The Wildcats responded Saturday with an 84-70 win over North Carolina, which is down three spots to 24th in the new rankings.

The only AP poll newcomer is No. 25 Michigan State, ranked again after a one-week absence.

Northern Iowa dropped out of the AP poll after a double-overtime loss to VCU.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 14, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Kentucky (65)

11-0

1,625

1

2. Duke

8-0

1,545

2

3. Arizona

10-0

1,505

3

4. Louisville

9-0

1,349

4

5. Wisconsin

10-1

1,331

5

6. Virginia

9-0

1,294

6

7. Villanova

10-0

1,215

7

8. Gonzaga

9-1

1,175

9

9. Texas

8-1

1,154

8

10. Kansas

8-1

1,102

10

11. Wichita State

7-1

959

11

12. Ohio State

8-1

838

12

13. Iowa State

8-1

772

14

14. Utah

7-2

670

13

15. Oklahoma

6-2

647

16

16. Washington

8-0

598

17

17. Maryland

10-1

512

19

18. Miami, Fla.

9-1

426

20

19. San Diego State

7-2

424

18

20. St. John’s

8-1

353

24

21. Notre Dame

10-1

351

25

22. West Virginia

9-1

333

22

23. Butler

8-2

259

15

24. North Carolina

6-3

122

21

25. Michigan State

7-3

116

Others receiving votes: Baylor 97, TCU 80, Colorado State 75, Northern Iowa 65, Georgetown 41, California 37, Arkansas 19, Seton Hall 14, VCU 6, LSU 4, Oklahoma State 4, Old Dominion 4, Penn State 3, Davidson 1.

USA Today coaches’ Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball coaches’ poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 14, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record

Pts

Pvs

1. Kentucky (29)

11-0

773

1

2. Duke (1)

8-0

736

2

3. Arizona (1)

10-0

721

3

4. Louisville

9-0

658

4

5. Virginia

9-0

633

5

6. Wisconsin

10-1

619

6

7. Villanova

10-0

592

7

8. Gonzaga

9-1

556

8

9. Texas

8-1

539

9

10. Kansas

8-1

519

10

11. Wichita State

7-1

439

11

12. Ohio State

8-1

417

12

13. Iowa State

8-1

373

13

14. Utah

7-2

300

14

15. Oklahoma

6-2

295

15

16. Washington

8-0

287

17

17. San Diego State

7-2

246

16

18. Maryland

10-1

214

20

19. Miami, Fla.

9-1

164

21

20. West Virginia

9-1

159

21

21. Notre Dame

10-1

155

22. Michigan State

7-3

122

23

23. St. John’s

8-1

114

24. North Carolina

6-3

86

18

25. Butler

8-2

85

19

Others receiving votes: Baylor 49, Northern Iowa 40, Colorado State 29, Georgetown 28, California 26, TCU 26, Seton Hall 19, Illinois 13, Arkansas 12, Oklahoma State 9, Old Dominion 7, Florida 4, LSU 4, Iowa 3, Minnesota 1, Penn State 1, Saint Mary’s 1, VCU 1.

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