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KU moves up to No. 2 in both polls

January 17, 2011

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The Kansas men's basketball team moved up a spot to No. 2 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches polls released Monday.

The Jayhawks picked up six out of 65 first-place votes in the AP poll and two of 31 first-place votes in the coaches poll.

KU was joined in the rankings by fellow Big 12 teams Texas (10th AP/11th coaches), Texas A&M; (11th/10th), Missouri (13th/14th) and Kansas State (NR/24th).

See how Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted in the Associated Press poll.

The full rankings are below.

Associated Press poll

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes (49) 18-0 1606 2
  2. Kansas Jayhawks (6) 17-0 1526 3
  3. Syracuse Orange (8) 18-0 1523 4
  4. Duke Blue Devils (1) 16-1 1393 1
  5. Pittsburgh Panthers (1) 17-1 1382 5
  6. San Diego State Aztecs 19-0 1294 6
  7. Villanova Wildcats 16-1 1265 7
  8. Connecticut Huskies 14-2 1148 10
  9. BYU Cougars 17-1 1057 11
  10. Texas Longhorns 14-3 1015 12
  11. Texas A&M; Aggies 16-1 996 14
  12. Kentucky Wildcats 14-3 975 13
  13. Missouri Tigers 15-3 758 15
  14. Purdue Boilermakers 15-3 672 8
  15. Minnesota Golden Gophers 14-4 513 NR
  16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14-4 495 9
  17. Michigan State Spartans 12-5 467 NR
  18. Wisconsin Badgers 13-4 448 20
  19. Louisville Cardinals 14-3 438 18
  20. Washington Huskies 13-4 409 17
  21. West Virginia Mountaineers 12-4 266 NR
  22. St Mary's Gaels 16-2 195 NR
  23. Georgetown Hoyas 13-5 146 22
  24. Illinois Fighting Illini 13-5 146 16
  25. Cincinnati Bearcats 16-2 125 25

Others receiving votes: Temple 99, Georgia 89, Kansas State 86, Gonzaga 84, Colorado 78, UNLV 76, Arizona 70, Florida State 64, Vanderbilt 46, Florida 42, St. John's 27, Missouri State 25, Utah State 22, Baylor 18, UCF 10, Southern Miss 8, Marquette 7, Wichita State 6, James Madison 4, Butler 2, North Carolina 2, Coastal Carolina 1, Penn State 1.

ESPN/USA Today coaches poll

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes (28) 18-0 772 2
  2. Kansas Jayhawks (2) 17-0 738 3
  3. Syracuse Orange (1) 18-0 715 4
  4. Pittsburgh Panthers 17-1 653 5
  5. Duke Blue Devils 16-1 641 1
  6. San Diego State Aztecs 19-0 633 6
  7. Villanova Wildcats 16-1 594 7
  8. Connecticut Huskies 14-2 531 9
  9. BYU Cougars 17-1 529 10
  10. Texas A&M; Aggies 16-1 491 13
  11. Texas Longhorns 14-3 454 14
  12. Kentucky Wildcats 14-3 439 15
  13. Purdue Boilermakers 15-3 371 8
  14. Missouri Tigers 15-3 337 12
  15. Louisville Cardinals 14-3 276 17
  16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14-4 266 11
  17. Wisconsin Badgers 13-4 207 21
  18. Michigan State Spartans 12-5 187 24
  19. Minnesota Golden Gophers 14-4 183 25
  20. Washington Huskies 13-4 182 18
  21. St. Mary's Gaels 16-2 153 NR
  22. Illinois Fighting Illini 13-5 120 16
  23. Georgetown Hoyas 13-5 119 19
  24. Kansas State Wildcats 13-5 66 20
  25. Arizona Wildcats 15-3 60 NR

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 54, Georgia 52, Temple 44, Cincinnati 42, Gonzaga 39, Utah State 24, Colorado 23, UCF 18, Baylor 8, Florida 8, Missouri State 8, UNLV 8, Vanderbilt 8, Wichita State 8, Florida State 4, Butler 3, Southern Miss 3, James Madison 2, Belmont 1, Memphis 1.

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