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Kansas Takes The No. 1 Spot In AP And ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

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No. 1, Yes Sir!
No. 1, Yes Sir!

The Kansas Jayhawks hold the top spot in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls after a weekend that saw the Ohio State Buckeyes drop their first game to Wisconsin.

In the first off two polls released today Kansas edged out the Texas Longhorns by just ONE vote.  The Jayhawks(24-1) received 14 first place votes while Texas(22-3) received 13. Ohio State who lost for the first time this season dropped to no. 3 with three first place votes, while Pittsburgh checks in at no. 4 with one.

In the AP poll Kansas still holds the top spot, but how and who follows looks a little different.  Kansas holds the top spot with 1549 overall points and 22 first place votes.  Number 2 is Ohio State with 1536 points and just 14 first place votes. 

Now here's where it's a little strange.  Texas actually received 23 first place votes, the most of any team, but sits at number three overall with 1535 overall points.  What likely occurred is Texas found themselves either voted no. 1 or no. 3 but not often enough no. 2 by those voting.

At the end of the day there are three, maybe even four or five teams that have an argument for the spot.  But for today and headed into tonight's ballgame against the Wildcats, it's the Kansas Jayhawks holding the no. 1 ranking in college basketball across both polls.