Archive for Monday, February 16, 2009

KU ranked 18th in coaches’ poll, 15th in AP; MU leaps to 10th, 11th

February 16, 2009, 11:49 a.m. Updated February 16, 2009, 1:32 p.m.


After splitting games at Missouri and Kansas State last week, the Kansas men's basketball team fell from 16th to 18th in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.

MU, meanwhile, jumped from 19th to 10th with victories over KU and Nebraska.

Oklahoma was the only other Big 12 team ranked, staying at No. 2 behind Connecticut.

In the AP poll, KU actually moved up a spot from 16th to 15th. MU moved from 17th to 11th, while OU stayed at No. 2.

ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll

1.Connecticut (30)

2.Oklahoma (1)

3.North Carolina


5.Michigan State



8.Wake Forest



11. (tie)Marquette

11. (tie)Arizona State











23.Utah State



AP poll

1. Connecticut (66)

2. Oklahoma (4)

3. North Carolina (2)

4. Pittsburgh

5. Memphis

6. Michigan State

7. Louisville

8. Wake Forest

9. Duke

10. Marquette

11. Missouri

12. Villanova

13. Clemson

14. Arizona State

15. Kansas

16. Xavier

17. Gonzaga

18. Illinois

19. Purdue

20. UCLA

21. Butler

22. Washington

23. LSU

24. Syracuse

25. Dayton


mom_of_three 9 years, 4 months ago

And how far will they drop when they lose to OU and KU in the same week, assuming they don't lose to KSU?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 4 months ago

Shows how meaningless these polls can be. KU didn't take care of business down the stretch, but it took some really bad calls by the refs to hand the game to MU. Still, all the pollsters look at is the final score.

Trobs 9 years, 4 months ago

I'm sure that the coach's work like college football. They don't watch the games because they are playing, too busy to review film, etc.

Look at the score....and rank.

coolmarv 9 years, 4 months ago

The ole Big 12 is not looking so strong this year.

jaywalker 9 years, 4 months ago

This year is a lot like last year with four excellent teams and then quite a drop off. Michigan State got boat raced by UNC, in Detroit, by 30+ and they're back up to 5th. Louisville just got beat by a ND team on an 8 game skid by 33, and Duke loses two straight, and they're both still Top Ten? Tonight's game between Pitt and UConn should be excellent. It'll be interesting to see how the Huskies can do without Dyson.

Trobs 9 years, 4 months ago

March 8th - Mizzou will have played Kansas on the road, Oklahoma at home and to finish TAMU. All in a week.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say they give up their rank after this week.

davidsmom 9 years, 4 months ago

Miizzou beat us at home, yet in the same week we beat KSU on the road. How do they move up and we move down? Can somebody explain that?

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