Archive for Monday, February 2, 2009

KU returns to rankings in both Top 25 polls

February 2, 2009, 1:42 p.m. Updated February 2, 2009, 2:26 p.m.

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After a lengthy absence, the Kansas University men's basketball team has returned to the Top 25.

In the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll, out today, the Jayhawks are ranked No. 24, in front of Washington, who Kansas defeated earlier this season, and behind Arizona State. They're ranked number No. 21 in the Associated Press poll.

Only three Big 12 teams are in either of the current polls. Missouri is receiving votes in both polls; Baylor, who Kansas meets tonight, is receiving votes in the Coaches' Poll and Kansas State is receiving votes in the AP poll..

Complete AP poll:

1. Connecticut (64)20-1

2. Oklahoma (5)21-1

3. North Carolina (3)19-2

4. Duke19-2

5. Louisville17-3

6. Pittsburgh19-2

7. Wake Forest17-2

8. Marquette19-2

9. Xavier19-2

10. Clemson18-2

11. Butler19-1

12. Purdue17-4

13. Michigan St.17-4

14. Memphis18-3

15. UCLA17-4

16. Texas15-5

17. Villanova17-4

18. Gonzaga16-4

19. Minnesota18-3

20. Syracuse17-5

21. Kansas17-4

22. Washington16-5

23. Illinois18-4

24. Arizona St.16-5

25. Utah St.21-1

Others receiving votes: Dayton 95, Davidson 85, Missouri 39, Penn St. 37, LSU 36, South Carolina 33, West Virginia 33, UNLV 29, Florida 24, Providence 14, Southern Cal 8, Notre Dame 7, Kansas St. 4, Siena 4, Northeastern 3, Ohio St. 3, Arizona 2, Kentucky 2, Florida St. 1, N. Iowa 1, VMI 1.

Complete Coaches' Poll:

1. Connecticut (28) 20-1 772

2. Oklahoma (3) 21-1 729

3. Duke 19-2 682

4. North Carolina 19-2 670

5. Pittsburgh 19-2 633

6. Wake Forest 17-2 609

7. Louisville 17-3 604

8. Marquette 19-2 586

9. Xavier 19-2 529

10. Clemson 18-2 487

11. Butler 19-1 456

12. UCLA 17-4 400

13. Purdue 17-4 369

14. Michigan State 17-4 356

15. Memphis 18-3 309

16. Villanova 17-4 298

17. Texas 15-5 274

18. Gonzaga 16-4 201

19. Minnesota 18-3 197

20. Syracuse 17-5 162

21. Illinois 18-4 126

22. Utah State 21-1 106

23. Arizona State 16-5 104

24. Kansas 17-4 100

25. Washington 16-5 78

Others Receiving Votes

Dayton 69, Missouri 30, Davidson 27, UNLV 19, Saint Mary's 18, USC 15, Penn State 13, LSU 10, South Carolina 8, Florida 6, West Virginia 5, Notre Dame 4, Georgetown 3, Kentucky 3, Baylor 3, Brigham Young 2, Utah 2, Boston College 1.

Comments

tolawdjk 6 years, 4 months ago

As much as I like to see a Big 12 team ranked high, I wouldn't put alot of faith in OU to bring it home. The only reason the Big East isn't dominating the top 5 is because they are beating the crap out of each other. At least 4 of the top 8 seeds in the Dance are going to be Big East, maybe as many as 6.

beawolf 6 years, 4 months ago

At least 6. Syracuse and Villanova should make it. The Big 12 should send 5, maybe 6 if Baylor, Missou or K-State finish strong.

Chris Ogle 6 years, 4 months ago

Watch for Wake Forest. They could surprise.

Boeing 6 years, 4 months ago

Wake Forest really would not be a surprise, they are ranked 7, and that's a decrease on previous ranking...

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