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KU moves up to No. 2 in coaches poll, No. 3 in AP

Kansas guard Travis Releford celebrates as time expires in the Jayhawks' 64-59 comeback win against Texas on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Kansas guard Travis Releford celebrates as time expires in the Jayhawks' 64-59 comeback win against Texas on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

January 21, 2013

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The Kansas men's basketball team moved up to No. 2 in the USA Today coaches poll and also into a tie for third in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.

The Jayhawks (16-1) received eight of 31 first-place votes in the coaches poll and seven of 65 first-place votes in the AP ranking.

Duke is No. 1 in both polls. In the AP poll, Michigan is No. 2, followed by KU and Syracuse, who tied for third.

Kansas State — KU's opponent Tuesday — is the only other Big 12 team ranked in either poll. The Wildcats are 11th in the AP ranking and 13th in the coaches' ballot.

The full rankings are below.

See how Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted.

Associated Press

1. Duke (39)

2. Michigan (11)

3. Kansas (7)

3. Syracuse (8)

5. Louisville

6. Arizona

7. Indiana

8. Florida

9. Butler

10. Gonzaga

11. Kansas State

12. Minnesota

13. Michigan State

14. Ohio State

15. New Mexico

16. Oregon

17. Creighton

18. North Carolina State

19. Virginia Commonwealth

20. Wichita State

21. Cincinnati

22. Missouri

23. Mississippi

24. Notre Dame

25. Miami (Fla.)

USA Today coaches poll

  1. Duke (20)
  2. Kansas (8)
  3. Michigan (1)
  4. Syracuse (2)
  5. Louisville
  6. Arizona
  7. Florida
  8. Indiana
  9. Butler
  10. Gonzaga
  11. Michigan St.
  12. Creighton
  13. Kansas St.
  14. Minnesota
  15. Ohio St.
  16. VCU
  17. New Mexico
  18. N.C. State
  19. Oregon
  20. Cincinnati
  21. Wichita St.
  22. Missouri
  23. Notre Dame
  24. Mississippi
  25. San Diego St.

Comments

tyson travis 1 year, 10 months ago

Nooo...it's too early to wear that bulls-eye (Old Far Side cartoon: "Bummer of a birthmark, Hal.") The way we've escaped in a couple of our last outings makes me think we don't need to be rated so highly this early in the season. Still some fine-tuning to be done. Being rated #1 is feedback for the fact that you're doing well, but all we really need is to win enough quality games to get a decent seeding in the dance. Big-12 regular season is enough to shoot for now. Meanwhile, beat KSU!

Steve Miller 1 year, 10 months ago

They're gettin ready for a big fall on their noses !!!

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