Feb 16, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Travis Releford (24) moves the ball against the Texas Longhorns in the first half at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA AP Rankings: Kansas Back in Top 10

The Kansas Jayhawks basketball team on the strength of two strong wins over the week have vaulted back into the top 10 at number nine for this week.

Indiana remains at number one, while Miami from the ACC clawed closer to the Hoosiers at number two. Gonzaga is number three while Michigan State and Florida round out the top five. Coming up next is Duke, Michigan and Syracuse, all three teams who dropped this week after losing key conference games. Kansas and Louisville round out the top 10. Georgetown and Oklahoma State both moved up in the poll, with the Hoyas rising to 11, and Oklahoma State sitting at 14. In the middle of these two schools is Arizona and Kansas State at 12 and 13. Butler, New Mexico, Marquette, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Pittsburgh round out the top 20.

The lone new entry to the poll this week is VCU, which enters at 24. Memphis, Colorado State and Oregon sit right in front of the Rams, while Notre Dame is 25.

Big games this week:

Notre Dame already defeated Pittsburgh in a battle of ranked teams this afternoon, 51-42.

Tomorrow, Indiana and Michigan State battle in East Lansing. On Wednesday, Oklahoma State hosts Kansas in a huge rematch. Saturday has Syracuse hosting Georgetown and Colorado State welcoming New Mexico to town.

 

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