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Jayhawks jump to 6th in AP, coaches polls

January 30, 2007

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The Kansas University men's basketball team jumped two spots to sixth in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls.

The Jayhawks leapfrogged Texas A&M and Oregon, both of whom lost last week.

Florida and Wisconsin are Nos. 1 and 2 for a third consecutive week, but the rest of the top five got a slight makeover - which has become a weekly occurrence.

Heading into Sunday night, it looked as if the top five teams in the AP poll would be unchanged for the first time this season. But UCLA couldn't hold a halftime lead and its 75-68 loss at Stanford dropped the Bruins two spots to fifth.

No. 3 North Carolina and No. 4 Ohio State each moved up one spot.

Defending national champion Florida received 45 first-place votes out of a possible 72. Wisconsin, 21-1 for the first time in school history, received 24 first-place votes and North Carolina got three first-place votes.

Completing the top 10 were No. 6 KU, followed by Pittsburgh, Duke, Oregon and Texas A&M.

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