Kansas remains atop AP Top 25 with nearly all the first place votes

Originally published December 14, 2009 at 12:06 p.m., updated December 14, 2009 at 4:38 p.m.

Five Big 12 teams, including both from the state of Kansas, are in this week's AP Top 25, out Monday afternoon.

Kansas remains in first — where it's been since the seasons started, and is joined by Texas at No. 2, Texas Tech at No. 16, Kansas State at No. 17 and Texas A&M at No. 23.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll is below, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.

See Journal-World sports editor's Tom Keegan's Associated Press ballot.

  1. Kansas (61) 9-0 1,620 1
  2. Texas (1) 8-0 1,512 2
  3. Kentucky (1) 10-0 1,486 4
  4. Purdue 9-0 1,426 5
  5. Syracuse (2) 10-0 1,388 7
  6. West Virginia 8-0 1,315 6
  7. Duke 7-1 1,137 8
  8. Villanova 9-1 1,107 3
  9. Tennessee 7-1 1,104 9
  10. North Carolina 8-2 1,039 11
  11. Georgetown 8-0 1,008 15
  12. Michigan St. 8-2 922 12
  13. Florida 8-1 864 10
  14. Connecticut 6-2 762 14
  15. Gonzaga 8-2 505 21
  16. Texas Tech 9-0 492 23
  17. Kansas St. 9-1 391 —
  18. Ohio St. 7-2 383 13
  19. New Mexico 10-0 364 —
  20. Mississippi 8-1 334 25
  21. Butler 7-3 257 22
  22. Georgia Tech 6-1 253 24
  23. Texas A&M 8-2 221 16
  24. Washington 6-2 179 17
  25. Cincinnati 6-2 174 19

Others receiving votes: Memphis 129, Wisconsin 110, UNLV 96, Clemson 84, Temple 83, Northwestern 59, Illinois 44, Miami 40, St. John’s 30, Oklahoma St. 29, Charlotte 24, Dayton 24, Seton Hall 24, Florida St. 23, Missouri St. 20, BYU 14, Mississippi St. 9, Virginia Tech 7, Baylor 6, Minnesota 5, Cornell 3, N.C. State 3, Rhode Island 3, Tulsa 3, N. Iowa 2, Pittsburgh 2, W. Carolina 2, Wake Forest 2, Army 1, William & Mary 1.