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Iowa State, KU switch spots in Associated Press poll

Iowa State guard Monte Morris (center) drove to the basket between Kansas’ Jamari Traylor (left) and Frank Mason III on Jan. 17 in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 86-81.
Iowa State guard Monte Morris (center) drove to the basket between Kansas’ Jamari Traylor (left) and Frank Mason III on Jan. 17 in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 86-81. The Associated Press

Iowa State and Kansas switched spots in The Associated Press top 25.

The Cyclones are ranked No. 9, and the Jayhawks are 11th, reversing their positions after Iowa State’s 86-81 victory in a showdown of the Big 12’s top two teams in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday.

Six Big 12 teams were ranked. Texas was No. 17, West Virginia 18th, Oklahoma 19th and Baylor 21st. Oklahoma State received the most votes for a team not in the top 25.

Kansas plays host to Oklahoma Monday night, and the Cyclones entertain Kansas State on Tuesday.

Top-ranked Kentucky was the lone ranked SEC team. Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee received votes.

In the USA Today coaches’ poll, Iowa State is 12th and Kansas 14th.

Wichita State is 14th in the AP poll and 13th in the coaches’ poll.

The Associated Press top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 18, 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 (63)

17-0

1,623

1

2. Virginia (2)

17-0

1,562

2

3. Gonzaga

18-1

1,467

3

4. Villanova

17-1

1,429

5

5. Duke

15-2

1,345

4

6. Wisconsin

16-2

1,282

7

7. Arizona

16-2

1,228

10

8. Notre Dame

17-2

1,055

12

9. Iowa St.

13-3

1,004

11

10. Louisville

15-3

1,003

6

11. Kansas

14-3

943

9

12. Utah

14-3

940

8

13. Maryland

17-2

937

14

14. Wichita St.

16-2

857

13

15. North Carolina

14-4

803

15

16. VCU

15-3

670

17

17. Texas

13-4

554

20

18. West Virginia

15-3

501

16

19. Oklahoma

12-5

445

18

20. N. Iowa

16-2

387

23

21. Baylor

13-4

260

22

22. Dayton

15-2

241

23. Indiana

14-4

93

24. Seton Hall

13-4

91

21

25. Iowa

13-5

85

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 47, Miami 41, San Diego St. 34, Georgetown 33, Stanford 31, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 18, Providence 17, Colorado St. 16, Arkansas 15, Georgia 13, Butler 11, SMU 11, Michigan St. 8, LSU 6, Old Dominion 5, Wyoming 4, Ohio St. 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Tennessee 2, George Washington 1, St. John’s 1, Washington 1.

USA Today coaches’ poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 18, 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 (31)

17-0

799

1

2. Virginia (1)

17-0

768

2

3. Gonzaga

18-1

723

3

4. Villanova

17-1

697

5

5. Wisconsin

16-2

654

6

6. Duke

15-2

653

4

7. Arizona

16-2

602

9

8. Maryland

17-2

514

11

9. Notre Dame

17-2

504

12

10. Louisville

15-3

502

7

11. Utah

14-3

473

8

12. Iowa State

13-3

443

13

13. Wichita State

16-2

424

14

14. Kansas

14-3

422

10

15. North Carolina

14-4

390

16

16. VCU

15-3

317

17

17. West Virginia

15-3

273

15

18. Texas

13-4

233

20

19. Northern Iowa

16-2

202

22

20. Oklahoma

12-5

195

18

21. Baylor

13-4

120

23

22. Dayton

15-2

100

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23. Indiana

14-4

56

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24. Seton Hall

13-4

40

21

25. Stanford

13-4

33

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Others receiving votes: Arkansas 29, San Diego State 28, Iowa 27, Colorado State 26, Oklahoma State 24, Michigan State 17, Ohio State 15, Wyoming 14, Miami 13, SMU 12, Georgetown 11, Old Dominion 11, Butler 5, N.C. State 5, Saint Mary’s 5, Mississippi 4, Providence 4, Valparaiso 4, Kansas State 3, Stephen F. Austin 3, LSU 2, St. John’s 1.

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