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Kansas into the Top 10 of both the AP and Coaches Polls

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Thanks to a perfect week and a little chaos, Kansas jumps up into the Top 10 in both of the major polls.

The Wyoming dance team has something to celebrate with the Cowboys moving into the AP poll this week.
The Wyoming dance team has something to celebrate with the Cowboys moving into the AP poll this week.
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After chaos both in and out of the Big 12 this week, we still managed to end up with 7 Big 12 teams in both of the major polls.  This time Kansas (#9 in the AP, #10 in the Coaches) checks in at the highest spot for the conference in both polls, followed by Iowa State (#11/#13), West Virginia (#16/#15), Oklahoma (#18/#18), Texas (#20/#20), Baylor (#22/#23) and Oklahoma State (#24/#24).  TCU is still managing to pull in a couple votes in the AP poll as well.

Thanks to upsets abound, there were major shakeups elsewhere in the polls too. With Louisville, Duke and Wisconsin all losing, Gonzaga jumps into the 3 spot in both of the polls this week.  Kentucky, after two near losses, loses its grip on the unanimous #1 ranking.  Notre Dame and Oklahoma State are the only two teams to lose and move up in (or into) the polls this week.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (63) 15-0 1623 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers (2) 15-0 1561 3
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 17-1 1446 6
4 Duke Blue Devils 14-1 1432 2
5 Villanova Wildcats 15-1 1358 8
6 Louisville Cardinals 14-2 1264 5
7 Wisconsin Badgers 15-2 1200 4
8 Utah Utes 13-2 1185 9
9 Kansas Jayhawks 13-2 1100 12
10 Arizona Wildcats 14-2 1037 7
11 Iowa State Cyclones 12-2 922 17
12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 15-2 903 13
13 Wichita State Shockers 14-2 832 15
14 Maryland Terrapins 15-2 801 11
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 13-4 719 18
16 West Virginia Mountaineers 14-2 627 14
17 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 13-3 578 20
18 Oklahoma Sooners 11-4 485 16
19 Arkansas Razorbacks 13-2 431 23
20 Texas Longhorns 12-4 345 10
21 Seton Hall Pirates 13-3 298 19
22 Baylor Bears 12-3 278 21
23 Northern Iowa Panthers 14-2 212 NR
24 Oklahoma State Cowboys 12-3 132 NR
25 Wyoming Cowboys 15-2 71 NR
Others receiving votes: Ohio St. 70, Michigan St. 67, Dayton 55, Providence 17, Indiana 15, LSU 12, St. John’s 10, Alabama 7, Georgetown 7, NC State 6, Green Bay 3, Syracuse 3, Butler 2, Oregon 2, San Diego St. 2, TCU 2, Colorado St. 1, Davidson 1, Hofstra 1, Old Dominion 1, SMU 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (31) 15-0 799 1
2 Virginia (1) 15-0 768 3
3 Gonzaga 16-1 713 7
4 Duke 14-1 698 2
5 Villanova 15-1 659 8
6 Wisconsin 15-2 604 4
7 Louisville 14-2 587 5
8 Utah 13-2 556 11
9 Arizona 14-2 548 6
10 Kansas 13-2 521 13
11 Maryland 15-2 455 9
12 Notre Dame 15-2 439 12
13 Iowa St. 12-2 418 16
14 Wichita State 14-2 390 15
15 West Virginia 14-2 330 14
16 North Carolina 12-4 328 17
17 Virginia Commonwealth 13-3 244 21
18 Oklahoma 11-4 202 18
19 Arkansas 13-2 196 25
20 Texas 12-4 184 10
21 Seton Hall 13-3 170 19
22 Northern Iowa 14-2 135 23
23 Baylor 12-3 116 22
24 Oklahoma State 12-3 51 30
25 Ohio State 13-4 47 20
Others receiving votes: Michigan State 35; Wyoming 28; Indiana 25; St. John?s 25; Dayton 22; Colorado State 20; Georgetown 19; Providence 16; Old Dominion 10; Stanford 10; Alabama 8; San Diego State 6; LSU 5; Southern Methodist 4; Syracuse 4; North Carolina State 2; Rhode Island 1; Saint Mary?s 1; Mississippi 1.