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Big 12 and SEC men’s basketball power rankings for Jan. 12

KU's Wayne Selden Jr. (left) fights for a rebound with Texas Tech's Keenan Evans during the second half of the Jayhawks game against Texas Tech Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. KU beat Texas Tech, 86-54.
KU's Wayne Selden Jr. (left) fights for a rebound with Texas Tech's Keenan Evans during the second half of the Jayhawks game against Texas Tech Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. KU beat Texas Tech, 86-54. The Kansas City Star

Big 12 Conference power rankings

Selected by The Star’s Blair Kerkhoff; last week’s ranking in parentheses

1. Kansas (1)

2. Iowa State (5)

3. Oklahoma State (7)

4. West Virginia (4)

5. Oklahoma (2)

6. Texas (3)

7. Baylor (6)

8. Kansas State (9)

9. TCU (8)

10. Texas Tech (10)

Big 12 players of the week: Selected by the conference

▪ Player of the week: Marcus Foster, Kansas State

▪ Newcomer of the week: TaShawn Thomas, Oklahoma

Southeastern Conference power rankings

Selected by The Star’s Blair Kerkhoff; last week’s ranking in parentheses

1. Kentucky (1)

2. Arkansas (2)

3. Alabama (6)

4. Florida (7)

5. LSU (3)

6. Georgia (5)

7. Mississippi (10)

8. Vanderbilt (11)

9. South Carolina (4)

10. Tennessee (8)

11. Texas A&M (9)

12. Missouri (13)

13. Auburn (12)

14. Mississippi State (14)

SEC players of the week: Selected by the conference

▪ SEC player of the week: Bobby Portis, Arkansas

▪ SEC freshman of the week: Devin Booker, Kentucky

Projected NCAA Tournament top four seeds

Seed

Midwest (Cleveland)

East (Syracuse)

Midwest (Houston)

West (Los Angeles)

1

Kentucky

Virginia

Villanova

Duke

2

Utah

Wisconsin

Louisville

Gonzaga

3

Notre Dame

Iowa State

Kansas

Arizona

4

Maryland

Wichita State

North Carolina

West Virginia

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BlairKerkhoff.

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