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KU is No. 1 in new Associated Press poll

Kansas is back on top of the men’s college basketball poll by The Associated Press.

Villanova had been No. 1 the past three weeks. The Jayhawks are 25-4 and were No. 1 for two weeks in January. On Monday, they were a runaway choice, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Michigan State is 24-5 and was No. 1 for a season-best four weeks. The Spartans drew the other two first-place votes.

Villanova lost to Xavier last week and fell two spots to third. The Wildcats were followed in the top 10 by Virginia, Xavier, Oklahoma, Miami, North Carolina, Oregon and West Virginia. This is Oregon’s first appearance in the top 10 this season.

Baylor is 19th, Iowa State is ranked No. 21 and Texas is No. 23.

California was ranked in three polls earlier this season and is the week’s only newcomer at No. 25. The Bears replace Notre Dame, which fell out from 23rd.

As the regular season winds down there is quite a race for which team will have the most wins over ranked teams this season.

Four schools are tied with six (Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Xavier) and four more have five (Iowa, Miami, Virginia and Wisconsin).

Wisconsin is the only one of the eight not currently ranked.

Texas had the most wins over top 10 teams with four — North Carolina, Oklahoma and two over West Virginia.

The Associated Press Top 25 poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 28, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Kansas (63)

25-4

1,623

2

2. Michigan St. (2)

24-5

1,510

6

3. Villanova

25-4

1,479

1

4. Virginia

22-6

1,405

3

5. Xavier

25-4

1,356

5

6. Oklahoma

22-6

1,297

3

7. Miami

23-5

1,211

12

8. North Carolina

23-6

1,205

7

9. Oregon

23-6

1,065

13

10. West Virginia

22-7

1,056

14

11. Louisville

22-7

822

11

12. Indiana

23-6

819

18

13. Utah

23-7

751

22

14. Maryland

23-6

733

10

15. Purdue

22-7

613

20

16. Iowa

20-8

572

8

17. Duke

21-8

495

15

18. Arizona

22-7

450

9

19. Baylor

21-8

447

19

20. Texas A&M

22-7

419

21

21. Iowa St.

20-9

413

17

22. Kentucky

21-8

405

16

23. Texas

19-10

338

25

24. SMU

24-4

196

24

25. California

21-8

178

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Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 93, Seton Hall 60, Wichita St. 43, Saint Joseph’s 29, Notre Dame 14, Texas Tech 12, Cincinnati 4, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, Vanderbilt 3, UALR 2, Valparaiso 2, Dayton 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.

Tod Palmer’s ballot: 1. Kansas; 2. Michigan State; 3. Virginia; 4. Xavier; 5. Villanova; 6. Oklahoma; 7. North Carolina; 8. Miami (Fla.); 9. Oregon; 10. West Virginia; 11. Utah; 12. Indiana; 13. Kentucky; 14. Arizona; 15. California; 16. Iowa State; 17. Louisville; 18. Texas A&M; 19. SMU; 20. Iowa; 21. Texas; 22. Purdue; 23. Maryland; 24. Duke; 25. Baylor.

AP Women’s Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 28, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record

Pts

Prv

1. UConn (32)

28-0

800

1

2. Notre Dame

28-1

756

2

3. South Carolina

28-1

747

3

4. Baylor

29-1

704

4

5. Maryland

27-3

662

6

6. Texas

26-2

642

8

7. Louisville

24-6

578

10

8. Oregon St.

25-4

550

7

9. Ohio St.

23-6

549

5

10. Arizona St.

25-5

499

9

11. Stanford

24-6

469

13

12. UCLA

22-7

437

14

13. Kentucky

21-6

415

15

14. Florida St.

23-6

414

12

15. Texas A&M

21-8

356

11

16. Mississippi St.

24-6

326

16

17. Syracuse

23-6

272

18

18. DePaul

24-7

236

19

19. Michigan St.

22-7

233

20

20. South Florida

21-7

157

21

21. Miami

22-7

150

17

22. Colorado St.

26-1

96

25

22. West Virginia

22-8

96

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24. Oklahoma

19-9

81

23

25. Florida

22-7

76

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Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 38, UTEP 23, Green Bay 12, Arkansas St. 8, Florida Gulf Coast 6, BYU 4, Army 3, Indiana 3, James Madison 1, Princeton 1.

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