AP Top 25 Poll: Kansas Moves Up Three Spots to Six

In this week’s installment of the top 25 poll, the Kansas Jayhawks climbed three spots to number six, on the cusp of breaking back into the top five. Indiana remained at number one, while Gonzaga moved up to number two.

After the Zags, is Duke, Michigan and Miami, who fell three spots after losing to Wake Forest. Georgetown, Florida, Michigan State and Louisville round out the top 10. Arizona from the Pac-12, comes in at 11, followed by Syracuse, who fell four spots to 12. Kansas State, New Mexico and Oklahoma State round out the top 15.

Saint Louis jumps into the poll at number 18. The Billikens knocked off VCU and Butler this last week. Ohio State, and Wisconsin are sitting right in front of Saint Louis. Memphis and Butler finish the top 20. Notre Dame, Marquette, and Pittsburgh, three Big East teams come next in the poll. Oregon, and Louisiana Tech finish up the top 25.

Colorado State and VCU bow out of the rankings.

Big games next week include a double-header today with Syracuse taking on Marquette and Kansas traveling to face Iowa State. On Thursday, BYU hosts Gonzaga in a key conference game. Syracuse hosts Louisville in another huge conference game on Saturday. VCU hosts Butler on Saturday, while Notre Dame travels to face Marquette. Saturday also shows the game of the week in a rematch with Duke hosting Miami. Earlier this season, Miami stomped top-ranked Duke in an ACC game. Now the Blue Devils can extract some revenge.

Feb 25, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; The Kansas Jayhawks are on the cusp of breaking into the top five once again facing Iowa State later today.  Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports


Topics: Basketball, Kansas Jayhawks, Top 25 Rankings

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