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Top 25 Basketball Polls: 1.25.16

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Jayhawks stay in Top 5.

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After a 19-point blowout at the hands of a now 10-9 Oklahoma State squad last week, Kansas dropped all of one spot in the AP Poll to #4 while holding steady at #3 in the Coaches Poll. Of course, 8 of last week's Top 10 lost, so, there's that.

Oklahoma retained the top spot in the AP but North Carolina took a lot of OU's first-place votes this week. UNC took the top spot from the Sooners in the Coaches Poll.

As for the rest of the Big 12, West Virginia fell to #9 (in the AP) after dropping a game (at home) to Texas. Iowa State checks in at #14 and Baylor is #17. Also, the aforementioned Longhorns are receiving votes in the Coaches Poll.

Other teams of interest include Saturday's College Gameday opponent for the Jayhawks, #20 Kentucky, who smashed Arkansas and Vanderbilt last week and seems to be playing better.

And, as predicted in this column last week, Wichita State has moved back into the Top 25 at #22, because everyone is losing in front of them and the Valley is down this year.

AP Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Pts
1 Oklahoma Sooners (36) 16-2 1592
2 North Carolina Tar Heels (29) 19-2 1586
3 Iowa Hawkeyes 16-3 1473
4 Kansas Jayhawks 16-3 1369
5 Texas A&M Aggies 17-2 1332
6 Villanova Wildcats 17-3 1261
7 Xavier Musketeers 17-2 1186
8 Maryland Terrapins 17-3 1111
9 West Virginia Mountaineers 16-3 1105
10 Providence Friars 17-3 1005
11 Virginia Cavaliers 15-4 903
12 Michigan State Spartans 17-4 869
13 SMU Mustangs 18-1 838
14 Iowa State Cyclones 15-4 792
15 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 15-3 753
16 Louisville Cardinals 16-3 719
17 Baylor Bears 15-4 594
18 Arizona Wildcats 16-4 502
19 Indiana Hoosiers 17-3 466
20 Kentucky Wildcats 15-5 403
21 Purdue Boilermakers 17-4 328
22 Wichita State Shockers 14-5 151
23 Oregon Ducks 16-4 149
24 Duke Blue Devils 15-5 145
25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14-5 136
Others Receiving Votes: Dayton 77, South Carolina 74, St. Mary's 42, Pittsburgh 38, USC 27, Butler 26, Clemson 18, VCU 17, Valparaiso 9, Hawaii 9, Utah 5, Connecticut 5, UAB 4, Chattanooga 2, Navy 1, Colorado 1, Grand Canyon 1, Michigan 1


USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 North Carolina (23) 18-2 791
2 Oklahoma (9) 16-2 766
3 Kansas 16-3 680
4 Iowa 16-3 677
5 Texas A&M 17-2 650
6 Villanova 17-3 591
7 Maryland 17-3 581
8 Xavier 17-2 580
9 West Virginia 16-3 503
10 Providence 17-3 452
11 Michigan St 17-4 445
12 Virginia 15-4 430
13 Miami-Florida 15-3 412
14 Louisville 16-3 384
15 Arizona 16-4 341
16 Iowa St. 15-4 312
17 Indiana 17-3 290
18 Baylor 15-4 281
19 Kentucky 15-4 242
20 Duke 15-5 183
21 Purdue 17-4 150
22 South Carolina 17-2 137
23 Pittsburgh 16-3 118
24 Oregon 16-4 90
25 Wichita St. 14-5 60
Others Receiving Votes: Dayton 49; Saint Mary's 31; Clemson 30; Notre Dame 20; Gonzaga 17; Butler 15; Southern California 14; Connecticut 11; California 10; Michigan 10; Washington 7; Valparaiso 6; Virginia Commonwealth 6; LSU 6; Arkansas-Little Rock 5; Alabama at Birmingham 4; Utah 4; Monmouth 3; Texas 3; St. Joseph?s 2; Oregon State 1.