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KU falls two spots to No. 11 in both polls

March 9, 2009

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Bill Self press conference, March 9

Bill Self addresses the media at a press conference on March 9, 2009. Enlarge video

The Kansas men's basketball team, following a 1-1 week, fell two spots to No. 11 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls.

Oklahoma (No. 6, 7) and Missouri (No. 14, 15) were the other two Big 12 teams in the rankings.

AP poll

1. North Carolina (35) 27-3 1,734

2. Pittsburgh (33) 28-3 1,731

3. Connecticut 27-3 1,592

4. Memphis (2) 28-3 1,544

5. Louisville (1) 25-5 1,513

6. Oklahoma 27-4 1,399

7. Michigan State 25-5 1,349

8. Wake Forest 24-5 1,246

9. Duke 25-6 1,237

10. Villanova 25-6 1,108

11. Kansas 25-6 1,038

12. Gonzaga 25-5 978

13. Washington 24-7 910

14. Missouri 25-6 779

15. UCLA 24-7 752

16. Butler 26-4 536

17. Clemson 23-7 528

18. Syracuse 23-8 518

19. Xavier 24-6 465

20. LSU 25-6 461

21. Marquette 23-8 453

22. Florida State 23-8 333

23. Arizona State 22-8 199

24. Purdue 22-9 169

25. Brigham Young 24-6 158

Others Receiving Votes: Illinois 131, Texas A&M 63, Saint Mary's 56, Utah 21, West Virginia 17, Auburn 9, Dayton 7, Utah State 6, Virginia Commonwealth 6, Weber State 5, Creighton 4, Northern Iowa 3, Siena 3, Oklahoma State 3, Penn State 2, New Mexico 2, California 2, Texas 2, American University 1, Ohio State 1, Tennessee 1.

ESPN/USA Today Poll

1. North Carolina (23) 27-3 767

2. Pittsburgh (5) 28-3 740

3. Memphis (3) 28-3 702

4. Connecticut 27-3 679

5. Louisville 25-5 659

6. Michigan State 25-5 608

7. Oklahoma 27-4 592

8. Duke 25-6 545

9. Wake Forest 24-5 532

10. Washington 24-7 466

11. Kansas 25-6 444

12. Gonzaga 25-5 426

13. Villanova 25-6 410

14. UCLA 24-7 369

15. Missouri 25-6 327

16. LSU 25-6 274

17. Butler 26-4 251

18. Clemson 23-7 223

19. Xavier 24-6 196

20. Syracuse 23-8 182

21. Marquette 23-8 157

22. Florida State 23-8 135

23. Arizona State 22-8 133

24. Purdue 22-9 68

25. Illinois 23-8 57

Others Receiving Votes: Saint Mary's 43, Brigham Young 30, Utah State 23, Dayton 11, California 9, Utah 7, Boston College 3, Texas 3, Texas A&M 2, Siena 1, Weber State 1.

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