The new poll is out, and yet again the Big 12 has 6 teams in the Top 25, but only one of those is in the Top 10. This week, Texas leads the way for the conference after Iowa State was upset by South Carolina. They check in at #10 followed by #12 Kansas, #14 West Virginia, #16 Oklahoma, #17 Iowa State and #21 Baylor. TCU fell out of the poll with their loss, but are still receiving votes. I guess some voters thought that Oklahoma State's bowl victory over Washington was on the basketball court, as I'm not sure an ugly win against Missouri in Kansas City and a strong defensive effort against Kansas State should be enough to magically get them votes in the poll this week.
There are 5 Top 25 teams in action tonight, with West Virginia pulling away from Texas Tech in Lubbock and #13 Notre Dame keeping #18 just outside of arm's reach in Chapel Hill. Later in Austin, Oklahoma takes on Texas to get an early leg up in the conference race.
The only two teams to drop significantly were Iowa State (8 spots) after being upset by South Carolina and St. John's (9 spots) after losing to both Seton Hall and Butler this week. Old Dominion and Seton Hall (who also beat Villanova this week) make their debuts this week, and the poll welcomes back Arkansas and VCU.
Wichita State moved up one spot this week thanks to the Iowa State loss.
Who did the AP get right/wrong? Channel your inner Gary Parrish and attack!
AP Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (64)||1600||1|
|2||Duke Blue Devils||1535||2|
|13||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||775||14|
|14||West Virginia Mountaineers||712||17|
|15||Wichita State Shockers||686||16|
|17||Iowa State Cyclones||663||9|
|18||North Carolina Tar Heels||591||19|
|19||Seton Hall Pirates||448||-|
|20||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||311||27|
|22||Ohio State Buckeyes||184||20|
|24||St. John's Red Storm||92||15|
|25||Old Dominion Monarchs||80||30|
|Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa (12-2) 72; Iowa (10-4) 63; Butler (11-4) 53; LSU (11-2) 50; George Washington (11-3) 39; TCU (13-1) 33; Temple (11-4) 33; Colorado State (14-1) 31; Stanford (10-3) 29; South Carolina (9-3) 16; Washington (11-3) 13; Wyoming (13-2) 11; Indiana (11-3) 9; Oklahoma State (11-2) 9; Georgetown (9-4) 7; Cincinnati (10-3) 6; Dayton (11-2) 5; Brigham Young (13-4) 3; Xavier (10-4) 2; Hofstra (10-4) 1; Davidson (10-2) 1|