Poll Watch: KU back to #2!

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The Jayhawks absolutely dismantled Kansas State in front of a national audience on Saturday. The Wildcats had no answer for Kansas’ big men, who played an inspired game. The Jayhawks went out of their way to feed the post, Thomas Robinson in particular, to run roughshod over their in-state rivals.

It was a week of upsets, and while the polls are not yet out, it is likely that Kansas will return to the #2 spot in at least one of the polls to be released later today.

  1. Ohio State • remains undefeated, and will retain the #1 spot.
  2. Pittsburgh • lost 56-51 to #14 Notre Dame on Monday
  3. Duke • crushed by St. John’s 93-78 on Saturday
  4. San Diego State • lost to #9 Brigham Young on Wednesday
  5. Connecticut •  lost to #19 Louisville 79-78 in double overtime on Saturday
  6. Kansas • beat preseason #3 K-State 90-66
  7. Texas • Beat #13 Mizzou 71-58 Saturday night
  8. Villanova • dropped two in a row to Providence & Georgetown
  9. Syracuse • on a four game losing skid
  10. Brigham Young • lost to unranked New Mexico in the Pit

In a crazy week, seven of the top ten teams suffered losses.  The top three teams are self evident, but after that things get quite a bit fuzzy, and expect deep divisions in the polls.  Here is my best guess:

  1. Ohio State (1)
  2. Kansas (6)
  3. Texas (7)
  4. Notre Dame (15)
  5. Pittsburgh (2)
  6. Connecticut (5)
  7. Purdue (12)
  8. San Diego State (4)
  9. Duke (3)
  10. Kentucky (14)

UPDATE:  ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll released:

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Ohio State (31) 22-0 775
2 Kansas 20-1 732
3 Texas 18-3 710
4 Pittsburgh 20-2 675
5 Duke 19-2 623
6 San Diego State 21-1 592
7 Connecticut 17-3 587
8 Notre Dame 17-4 535
9 Brigham Young 20-2 522
10 Purdue 18-4 478
AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Ohio State (65) 22-0 1,625
2 Kansas 20-1 1,519
3 Texas 18-3 1,500
4 Pittsburgh 20-2 1,433
5 Duke 19-2 1,284
6 Connecticut 17-3 1,275
7 San Diego State 21-1 1,218
8 Brigham Young 20-2 1,159
9 Notre Dame 17-4 1,116
10 Kentucky 16-4 1,037

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