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Kansas Basketball: Jayhawks Drop to No. 8 in Latest Poll

Kansas Basketball: Jayhawks Drop to No. 8 in Latest Poll

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The new AP Poll is out and Kansas dropped two spots to number eight following a loss to Texas.  The Jayhawks had worked their way back up to no. 6 last week and were in position to really grab hold of the Big 12 title race but Texas came out and played tough.   It was a game that many had circled as a deceptively difficult contest and Texas now sits at no.15 after their win.

Syracuse becomes the new no. 1 after a loss by Arizona.  The Wildcats drop to no. 2 and lost a big piece of their puzzle with the season ending injury to Brandon Ashley.  Right now there are a lot of holes and a lot of weaknesses being exposed throughout the country.  There is a muddled mess of teams that could easily go on a run and make a play at the Final Four and a National Title.  There just isn't a huge amount of separation right now.

The Big 12 sits with five teams still in the polls.  Baylor can resurrect their fall if they follow up a win on the road in Stillwater with a win at home against Kansas.

Rank Team Record Pts Previous
1 Syracuse Orange (65) 21-0 1625 2
2 Arizona Wildcats 21-1 1517 1
3 Florida Gators 19-2 1482 3
4 Wichita St. Shockers 23-0 1447 4
5 San Diego St. Aztecs 19-1 1370 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 19-2 1252 9
7 Cincinnati Bearcats 21-2 1182 13
8 Kansas Jayhawks 16-5 1141 6
9 Michigan St. Spartans 19-3 1136 7
10 Michigan Wolverines 16-5 949 10
11 Duke Blue Devils 17-5 940 17
12 Creighton Bluejays 18-3 790 20
13 Saint Louis Billikens 20-2 728 19
14 Louisville Cardinals 18-4 723 12
15 Texas Longhorns 17-4 719 25
16 Iowa St. Cyclones 16-4 717 16
17 Iowa Hawkeyes 17-5 669 15
18 Kentucky Wildcats 16-5 653 11
19 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 16-5 420 8
20 Virginia Cavaliers 17-5 364 29
21 Oklahoma Sooners 17-5 361 23
22 Connecticut Huskies 17-4 252 26
23 Gonzaga Bulldogs 20-3 237 27
24 Memphis Tigers 16-5 114 22
25 Pittsburgh Panthers 18-4 110 18
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 79, Ohio State 45, VCU 44, SMU 15, New Mexico 12, California 9, UCLA 9, Harvard 4, George Washington 3, LSU 3, Tennessee 2, American University 1, Southern Miss 1