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Jayhawks move up 1 spot in the AP Top 25, Big 12 keeps 6 in the poll

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Checking out how the week that was affected the AP Top 25.

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Once again there were big games and bigger upsets abound in the college basketball world this past week, and the polls certainly reflected it. Notre Dame had both this week, beating Duke mid-week before losing at Pittsburgh on Saturday.  For all their trouble, they move down 2 spots.

Kansas used two wins against the bottom of the conference to move up and replace Notre Dame at #8.  They take on #11 Iowa State, who moved up after beating now-#25 Texas and TCU last week, both at home.  #15 West Virginia and #19 Baylor both inched up this week, though WVU did it by beating two of the bottom teams in contrast to Baylor losing at Oklahoma State but beating up on Texas.  #21 Oklahoma destroyed both Texas Tech and Oklahoma State to rise off the bubble.  Instead, Texas takes their spot at the edge of being unranked, as they are in the midst of a three-game losing streak.

The Big 12 leads the way with 6 teams ranked, followed by the ACC with 5. No other conference had more than 3.

Wichita State finally lost one in the MVC, but only moved down 4 spots this week.

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM Record POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 21-0 1625 1
2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 22-1 1503 3
3 Virginia Cavaliers 19-1 1470 2
4 Duke Blue Devils 18-3 1416 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 19-2 1381 5
6 Arizona Wildcats 20-2 1338 6
7 Villanova Wildcats 19-2 1209 7
8 Kansas Jayhawks 18-3 1177 9
9 Louisville Cardinals 18-3 1114 10
10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 20-3 1072 8
11 Iowa State Cyclones 16-4 892 15
12 North Carolina Tar Heels 17-5 861 13
13 Utah Utes 17-4 824 11
14 Northern Iowa Panthers 20-2 792 18
15 West Virginia Mountaineers 18-3 779 17
16 Wichita State Shockers 19-3 678 12
17 Maryland Terrapins 18-4 508 16
18 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 17-4 479 14
19 Baylor Bears 16-5 420 20
20 Ohio State Buckeyes 17-5 358 28
21 Oklahoma Sooners 14-7 312 24
22 Butler Bulldogs 16-6 250 25
23 SMU Mustangs 18-4 221 28
24 Georgetown Hoyas 16-6 162 21
25 Texas Longhorns 14-7 106 19