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KU moves up to No. 7 in AP, drops to No. 10 in coaches poll

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson is hounded by the Missouri defense during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Mizzou Arena.

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson is hounded by the Missouri defense during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Mizzou Arena.

February 6, 2012

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The Kansas men's basketball team moved up a spot to seventh in the Associated Press coaches poll, while falling two spots to 10th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.

Last week, KU defeated Oklahoma, 84-62, at home Wednesday before losing, 74-71, at Missouri on Saturday.

KU once again was one of three Big 12 teams in the top 10. Missouri (fourth AP/fourth coaches) and Baylor (sixth/sixth) were the other conference teams that made the rankings.

The top five in both polls was the same, as Kentucky was followed by Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri and North Carolina.

See how Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted.

The full rankings are below.

Associated Press poll

  1. Kentucky (63) 23-1 1,623
  2. Syracuse (2) 23-1 1,553
  3. Ohio State 20-3 1,493
  4. Missouri 21-2 1,415
  5. North Carolina 20-3 1,352
  6. Baylor 21-2 1,318
  7. Kansas 18-5 1,170
  8. Florida 19-4 1,066
  9. Murray State 23-0 1,055
  10. Duke 19-4 1,037
  11. Michigan State 18-5 1,032
  12. Georgetown 18-4 919
  13. San Diego State 20-3 728
  14. UNLV 21-4 702
  15. Florida State 16-6 694
  16. Saint Mary's 22-2 635
  17. Creighton 21-3 600
  18. Marquette 19-5 469
  19. Virginia 18-4 448
  20. Mississippi State 18-5 401
  21. Wisconsin 18-6 384
  22. Michigan 17-7 253
  23. Indiana 18-6 227
  24. Louisville 18-5 112
  25. Harvard 20-2 105

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 83, Iowa State 71, Southern Miss 51, Temple 41, Gonzaga 35, Wichita State 31, Long Beach State 6, New Mexico 5, Kansas State 3, Iona 2, Cleveland State 2, Vanderbilt 2, Brigham Young 1, Miami (FL) 1.

ESPN/USA Today coaches poll

  1. Kentucky (31) 23-1 775
  2. Syracuse 23-1 740
  3. Ohio State 20-3 715
  4. Missouri 21-2 673
  5. North Carolina 20-3 639
  6. Baylor 21-2 635
  7. Florida* 19-4 536
  8. Murray State* 23-0 536
  9. Duke 19-4 525
  10. Kansas 18-5 480
  11. Georgetown 18-4 454
  12. Michigan State 18-5 444
  13. Saint Mary's 22-2 382
  14. San Diego State 20-3 332
  15. Creighton 21-3 316
  16. UNLV 21-4 302
  17. Florida State 16-6 247
  18. Mississippi State 18-5 241
  19. Marquette 19-5 239
  20. Virginia 18-4 192
  21. Harvard 20-2 153
  22. Wisconsin 18-6 133
  23. Indiana* 18-6 93
  24. Louisville* 18-5 93
  25. Michigan 17-7 79

* — Florida and Murray State tied for seventh; Indiana and Louisville tied for 23rd.

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 19, Gonzaga 14, New Mexico 13, Iowa State 10, Nevada 9, Southern Miss 9, Long Beach State 8, Middle Tennessee 6, Connecticut 6, Temple 6, Vanderbilt 5, California 5, Wichita State 5, Virginia Commonwealth 2, Saint Louis 2, Cleveland State 1, Drexel 1.

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