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Kansas Drops To 6th In Both AP And ESPN/Coaches Poll

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LAWRENCE KS - JANUARY 22:  Josh Selby #32 of the Kansas Jayhawks walks off the court during a timeout during the game against the Texas Longhorns on January 22 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LAWRENCE KS - JANUARY 22: Josh Selby #32 of the Kansas Jayhawks walks off the court during a timeout during the game against the Texas Longhorns on January 22 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The first loss of the season figured to be met with a slide in the rankings and Kansas did just that.  The new top five includes a unanimous #1 in Ohio State, followed by Pitt, Duke, undefeated San Diego State and UConn.

The Jayhawks who were sitting at 2nd with a handful of first place votes headed into Saturday's game against Texas now drop to 6th in both the AP and ESPN/Coaches polls which were just released.  Texas, the team that beat Kansas, still sits behind the Jayhawks at #7/#8 respectively. 

Elsewhere in the Big 12 Texas A&M and Missouri are ranked 11th and 13th depending on the poll.  A&M hold the 11 spot in the ESPN/Coaches, while Missouri the 11 spot in the AP.

Kansas State drops out altogether finally as they now sit 13-7 (1-4 Big 12) and only recieved two votes overall in either poll. 

For the Jayhawks, the new rankings mean that Kansas has faced just one opponent currently ranked.  That team is Texas and Kansas lost.  Kansas will have a shot at Missouri and A&M who figure to remain ranked, but the reality is that Kansas' #2 ranking contained very little in the way of big time opponents.