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KU remains at No. 1 in both polls

February 8, 2010

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Following victories over Colorado and Nebraska, the Kansas men's basketball team kept its top spot in both of the national rankings.

KU received 55 of 65 first-place votes in the Associated Press poll and 29 of 31 first-place votes in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.

Texas, which plays host to KU on Monday night, dropped to 14th in both polls. Kansas State was ninth in both rankings.

Baylor (24th in AP) was the only other conference team to earn top-25 status.

See how Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted.

The complete rankings are below.

Associated Press

  1. Kansas (55)
  2. Syracuse (8)
  3. Kentucky (2)
  4. Villanova
  5. West Virginia
  6. Purdue
  7. Georgetown
  8. Duke
  9. Kansas St.
  10. Michigan St.
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Tennessee
  13. Ohio St.
  14. Texas
  15. New Mexico
  16. Gonzaga
  17. BYU
  18. Butler
  19. Northern Iowa
  20. Georgia Tech
  21. Temple
  22. Vanderbilt
  23. UNLV
  24. Baylor
  25. Pittsburgh

Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M 115, Cornell 114, Wake Forest 109, Maryland 69, Charlotte 48, UTEP 33, Rhode Island 30, Mississippi 30, Siena 18, St. Mary's 18, Illinois 16, Florida St. 15, Virginia Tech 11, Marquette 10, UAB 7, Richmond 5, Wichita St. 5, Missouri 3, South Florida 2.

ESPN/USA Today coaches poll

  1. Kansas (29)
  2. Kentucky (1)
  3. Syracuse (1)
  4. West Virginia
  5. Villanova
  6. Purdue
  7. Duke
  8. Georgetown
  9. Kansas State
  10. Michigan State
  11. Gonzaga
  12. Tennessee
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Texas
  15. Butler
  16. Ohio State
  17. Brigham Young
  18. Northern Iowa
  19. New Mexico
  20. Georgia Tech
  21. Temple
  22. Cornell
  23. Pittsburgh
  24. Vanderbilt
  25. UNLV

Others receiving votes: Baylor 44, Texas A&M 37, Saint Mary's 29, Siena 28, Rhode Island 28, Missouri 25, Maryland 18, Mississippi 16, Virginia Tech 10, Florida State 8, Wake Forest 7, UAB 7, Notre Dame 6, Clemson 4, Tulsa 4, Dayton 2, Xavier 1, Connecticut 1, Louisiana Tech 1.

Comments

Steve Jacob 4 years, 11 months ago

Only other conference undefeated teams are Cornell, Morgan St., Murray St., and Siena. Don't sleep on Siena. They don't have any big wins, but the four losses are to good teams (Temple, St. Johns, Northern Iowa, and Georgia Tech).

And I just noticed no Pac-10 teams even got a vote. Look at standings, Cal is at 7-4 and the rest is between 6-5 and 4-7.

Bill Lee 4 years, 11 months ago

Has anyone else noticed that half of the teams in the Big 12 lost on Saturday?

Thinking_Out_Loud 4 years, 11 months ago

It was incosiderate of Texas to wait until just before our game against them to drop from the top 10. They're not helping our strength of schedule.

AlligatorMama 4 years, 11 months ago

At least they are playing like a number 1 team tonight!! Finally!!

rtwngr 4 years, 11 months ago

"Has anyone else noticed that half of the teams in the Big 12 lost on Saturday?"

misterlee, did it escape your attention that the Big 12 is in league play right now? You see, this means that if all of the teams in the league are playing each other, half of the league is going to lose at the end of the day.

If you were joking, my apologies. If not, my sympathy.

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