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Jayhawks stay at #8, Big 12 still has 6 in AP Top 25

The Big 12 continues to beat up on itself, but maintains the most teams in the poll for yet another week.

Former Mizzou head coach Mike Anderson was able to escape and do quite well for himself at Arkansas.
Former Mizzou head coach Mike Anderson was able to escape and do quite well for himself at Arkansas.
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The top 5 from last week's poll were undefeated, and Villanova won both games to move up to #6.  Kansas had mixed results, and their 1-1 week was enough to keep them in the number 8 spot since everyone around them dropped a game as well.  Iowa State was not so lucky, as the fell to #14 after a loss at Kansas and a blowout of Texas Tech at home.  Tonight, they take on #17 Oklahoma, who moved up four spots after convincing wins against #21 West Virginia and TCU.  #16 Baylor moved up 3 spots and hosts poll newcomer #21 Oklahoma State tonight.  Texas dropped out from the poll last week after losing to Oklahoma State and beating Kansas State.

So with the swap between Oklahoma State and Texas, the Big 12 keeps the most teams in the poll with 6.  The same 5 teams from the ACC are in the poll as well, and no other conference has more than 3.

Wichita State won both games this week and moved up one spot to #15.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 23-0 1625 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 21-1 1518 3
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 25-1 1486 2
4 Duke Blue Devils 20-3 1450 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 21-2 1385 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 21-2 1294 7
7 Arizona Wildcats 20-3 1185 6
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-4 1171 8
9 Louisville Cardinals 19-4 1120 9
10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 21-4 948 10
11 Utah Utes 18-4 946 13
12 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-6 871 12
13 Northern Iowa Panthers 22-2 846 14
14 Iowa State Cyclones 17-5 842 11
15 Wichita State Shockers 21-3 743 16
16 Baylor Bears 18-5 694 19
17 Oklahoma Sooners 16-7 565 21
18 Butler Bulldogs 18-6 462 22
19 Maryland Terrapins 19-5 347 17
20 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 18-5 296 18
21 Oklahoma State Cowboys 16-7 273 NR
21 West Virginia Mountaineers 18-5 273 15
23 Ohio State Buckeyes 18-6 271 20
24 Arkansas Razorbacks 18-5 221 NR
25 SMU Mustangs 19-5 81 23
Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 38, Providence 26, Texas 25, S.F. Austin 22, Cincinnati 21, Murray St. 20, Indiana 13, Rhode Island 12, Georgetown 9, Texas A&M 7, Temple 6, Old Dominion 3, Mississippi 3, Harvard 2, S. Diego St. 2, Xavier 2, Valparaiso 1