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KU retains No. 1 ranking in latest Associated Press poll

KU’s Perry Ellis.
KU’s Perry Ellis. rsugg@kcstar.com

Kansas is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a second straight week and for the fourth time this season. The Jayhawks are again a runaway choice, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Kansas is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a second straight week and for the fourth time this season.

The Jayhawks, 27-4, are again a runaway choice, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday.

Michigan State, 26-5, which got the other two first-place votes, remained second and was followed by Villanova, Virginia, Xavier, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Oregon, West Virginia and Indiana.

The same teams are in the Top 25 for a second straight week, the first time that has happened this season. Next Monday’s poll will be the last of the season.

This is Kansas’ 141st consecutive poll appearance, the longest current streak that started in February 2009. The Jayhawks are now an even 80 weeks behind all-time leader UCLA. The Bruins were ranked for 221 consecutive weeks, from 1966 through 1980.

Entering conference tournament week, Kansas leads the way with eight wins over ranked teams. The Jayhawks beat then-No. 23 Texas and then-No. 21 Iowa State last week.

Oklahoma is next with seven ranked wins while Texas, Virginia and Xavier all have six.

The AP Top 25 men’s poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 6, 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)

27-4

1,623

1

2. Michigan St. (2)

26-5

1,520

2

3. Villanova

27-4

1,480

3

4. Virginia

24-6

1,424

4

5. Xavier

26-4

1,351

5

6. Oklahoma

24-6

1,309

6

7. North Carolina

25-6

1,252

8

8. Oregon

25-6

1,127

9

9. West Virginia

24-7

1,113

10

10. Indiana

25-6

1,038

12

11. Miami

24-6

935

7

12. Utah

24-7

898

13

13. Purdue

24-7

798

15

14. Louisville

23-8

647

11

15. Arizona

24-7

626

18

16. Kentucky

23-8

608

22

17. Texas A&M

24-7

574

20

18. Maryland

24-7

544

14

19. Duke

22-9

512

17

20. Iowa

21-9

407

16

21. Iowa St.

21-10

374

21

22. Baylor

21-10

262

19

23. Texas

20-11

191

23

24. California

22-9

189

25

25. SMU

25-5

88

24

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 62, Dayton 35, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 33, Seton Hall 28, Stephen F. Austin 9, Butler 8, Providence 8, Valparaiso 7, Yale 7, Cincinnati 6, St. Bonaventure 6, Gonzaga 5, Akron 4, Temple 4, Notre Dame 3, San Diego St. 3, UAB 2, N. Iowa 1, S. Dakota St. 1, South Carolina 1, Texas Tech 1, Wichita St. 1.

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

The AP Top 25 women’s poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 6, 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)

31-0

800

1

2. Notre Dame

31-1

753

2

3. South Carolina

31-1

748

3

4. Baylor

32-1

706

4

5. Maryland

30-3

672

5

6. Oregon St.

28-4

630

8

7. Texas

28-3

614

6

8. Louisville

25-7

557

7

9. Ohio St.

24-7

498

9

10. UCLA

24-8

472

12

11. Arizona St.

25-6

444

10

12. Kentucky

23-7

428

13

13. Stanford

24-7

390

11

14. Syracuse

25-7

386

17

15. Mississippi St.

26-7

370

16

16. Michigan St.

24-8

328

19

17. Florida St.

23-7

303

14

18. DePaul

25-7

270

18

19. Texas A&M

21-9

254

15

20. Miami

24-8

217

21

21. South Florida

23-8

165

20

22. Colorado St.

28-1

119

22

23. West Virginia

24-9

100

22

24. Oklahoma

21-10

70

24

25. Florida

22-8

27

25

Others receiving votes: Florida Gulf Coast 17, George Washington 11, Army 9, BYU 9, James Madison 8, Washington 7, Oklahoma St. 6, UTEP 5, Tennessee 3, Belmont 2, Albany (NY) 1, Princeton 1.

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