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.
|1||Syracuse Orange (65)||21-0||1625||2|
|4||Wichita St. Shockers||23-0||1447||4|
|5||San Diego St. Aztecs||19-1||1370||5|
|9||Michigan St. Spartans||19-3||1136||7|
|11||Duke Blue Devils||17-5||940||17|
|13||Saint Louis Billikens||20-2||728||19|
|16||Iowa St. Cyclones||16-4||717||16|
|19||Oklahoma St. Cowboys||16-5||420||8|
|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|