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Kansas back on top of in AP men’s Top 25

Bob Huggins


The Associated Press

Kansas is back on top of the men’s college basketball poll by The Associated Press. Villanova had been No. 1 the past three weeks.

The Jayhawks are 25-4 and were No. 1 for two weeks in January. On Monday, they were a runaway choice, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Michigan State is 24-5 and was No. 1 for a season-best four weeks. The Spartans drew the other two first-place votes.

Villanova lost to Xavier last week and fell two spots to third. The Wildcats were followed in the top 10 by Virginia, Xavier, Oklahoma, Miami, North Carolina, Oregon and West Virginia. This is Oregon’s first appearance in the top 10 this season.

California was ranked in three polls earlier this season and is the week’s only newcomer at No. 25. The Bears replace Notre Dame, which fell out from 23rd.

The Big 12 is on top by itself again with six ranked teams. It overtook the Atlantic Coast Conference, with Notre Dame dropping out of the Top 25.

The ACC is tied at five with the Big Ten while the Pac-12, with the addition of California this week, has four. The Big East and Southeastern Conference both have two and the American Athletic Conference one.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 28, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Rank Team Record Pts. Prv.

1. Kansas (63) 25-4 1,623 2

2. Michigan St. (2) 24-5 1,510 6

3. Villanova 25-4 1,479 1

4. Virginia 22-6 1,405 3

5. Xavier 25-4 1,356 5

6. Oklahoma 22-6 1,297 3

7. Miami 23-5 1,211 12

8. North Carolina 23-6 1,205 7

9. Oregon 23-6 1,065 13

10. West Virginia 22-7 1,056 14

11. Louisville 22-7 822 11

12. Indiana 23-6 819 18

13. Utah 23-7 751 22

14. Maryland 23-6 733 10

15. Purdue 22-7 613 20

16. Iowa 20-8 572 8

17. Duke 21-8 495 15

18. Arizona 22-7 450 9

19. Baylor 21-8 447 19

20. Texas A&M 22-7 419 21

21. Iowa St. 20-9 413 17

22. Kentucky 21-8 405 16

23. Texas 19-10 338 25

24. SMU 24-4 196 24

25. California 21-8 178 —

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 93, Seton Hall 60, Wichita St. 43, Saint Joseph’s 29, Notre Dame 14, Texas Tech 12, Cincinnati 4, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, Vanderbilt 3, UALR 2, Valparaiso 2, Dayton 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.

Bob Huggins
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Kansas back on top of in AP men’s Top 25
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