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Originally published February 23, 2009 at 12:23p.m., updated February 23, 2009 at 01:10p.m.

KU ranked No. 15 in latest AP/ESPN polls

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The Kansas University men's basketball team is ranked No. 15 in the latest Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls that were released today.

The Jayhawks were ranked No. 15 in last week's AP Poll and No. 18 in last week's ESPN poll.

In terms of other Big 12 schools, Oklahoma is ranked No. 3 in both of the updated polls. Missouri is No. 11 in the AP poll and No. 8 in the ESPN poll. Texas crawled back into the polls, registering at No. 25 in the AP and No. 24 in ESPN.

Here's the full AP poll:

1. Pittsburgh (69) 25-2

2. Connecticut (1) 25-2

3. Oklahoma (2) 25-2

4. North Carolina 24-3

5. Memphis 24-3

6. Louisville 21-5

7. Duke 22-5

8. Marquette 23-4

9. Michigan State 21-5

10. Villanova 22-5

11. Missouri 23-4

12. Clemson 22-4

13. Wake Forest 20-5

14. Arizona State 21-5

15. Kansas 22-5

16. Purdue 21-6

17. Gonzaga 21-5

18. LSU 23-4

19. Xavier 22-5

20. Illinois 22-6

21. Washington 20-7

22. UCLA 20-7

23. Florida State 21-6

24. Butler 23-4

25. Texas 18-8

Here's the full ESPN poll:

1. Pittsburgh 25-2 (30)

2. Connecticut 25-2 (1)

3. Oklahoma 25-2

4. Memphis 24-3

5. North Carolina 24-3

6. Louisville 21-5

7. Duke 22-5

8. Missouri 23-4

9. Michigan State 21-5

10. Marquette 23-4

11. Arizona State 21-5

12. Villanova 22-5

13. Clemson 22-4

14. Wake Forest 20-5

15. Kansas 22-5

16. Purdue 21-6

17. Gonzaga 21-5

18. LSU 23-4

19. UCLA 20-7

20. Illinois 22-6

21. Washington 20-7

22. Xavier 22-5

23. Butler 23-4

24. Texas 18-8

25. Florida State 21-6

Comments

Hawktacular 12 years, 11 months ago

No way we should be behind Wake after the pounding they took this weekend.

Dale Kroening 12 years, 11 months ago

We will be in the top 10 next Monday after we beat OU tonight, hopefully with Griffin.

patton6 12 years, 11 months ago

Hawk: There may be some reasons we could argue to be in front of Wake. Their ten point loss at Duke is not one of them.

Chris Shaw 12 years, 11 months ago

I also agree that if KU can sweep OU and Mizzou this week, that the Top 10 is inevitable!

kansaswingnut 12 years, 11 months ago

The biggest farce in the polls is Memphis. Cupcake conference. They'll wind up a no.1 seed having beaten nobody.

Dyrk Dugan 12 years, 11 months ago

we're 10th in the RPI....KSU is 75. how in the world are they going to make the tourney, without winning the Big 12 championship?

chicagoeddie 12 years, 11 months ago

HOW IN THE WORLD IS MIZZOU IN THE TOP 10???? WE ARE GONNA POUND THEM THIS WEEK!

LAJayhawk 12 years, 11 months ago

I'm not sure Texas deserves to be in the top 25. Yeah it was a huge win for them at home, but that was only their 3rd win in 7 games. Personally I think they have a little more to prove before reaching the rankings. Their name may have helped them a bit. It's good for the conference, though, nonetheless, so I suppose I shouldn't complain.

As to KState, they beat missou and Texas in Austin in back to back games. They play MU again on Wednesday. If they win that, they are a shoe in. If not, but they still finish forth in the league and win a couple tourney games, I think their in. But, yeah, the RPI definitely doesn't help (I guess that's what happens when you schedule North Carolina Central............)

Dirk Medema 12 years, 11 months ago

It is funny to see mizzoo meantioned in the same group of four as Michigan State, and even above them in the ESPN poll. The good news is that unless you live in KC and have to put up with their drivel, the polls don't mean anything in BB. Fortunately, we get to give a dose of reality to the tiggers this week. There is a lot of BB left on the schedules. The next 2 weeks are huge for the 'Hawks and other, then we get the tourneys. Let's take care of buisness

Rock Chalk

Ted Toulouse 12 years, 11 months ago

Looks like Griffin is out. Kick them while they're down boys!!!

Code_2008 12 years, 11 months ago

K-State better KO Mizzou just to be on the safe side... we don't want possible way of them having a chance to still win the Big 12 Title...

Plus it would be a win for the State of Kansas over those slaves.

CRIMSONnBLUE 12 years, 11 months ago

No way should Misery be ranked that high. They beat us by a buzzer beater, they beat Texas when they were slumping and they lost both of their biggest pre-conference games. How are they THAT impressive that they are in the top 10? We better crush them Sunday and I hope OU crushes them too! That's just not right.

FairgroveJayhawk 12 years, 11 months ago

KU is coming into form and are much improved from December. If we only had a couple of games back, we would be sitting strong in the top ten. But I'm happy where we are as it shows a great deal of fortitude and character developed by our young Jayhawks.

Rock Chalk

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