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Monday, January 11, 2010

Jayhawks drop to third in both polls

Texas moves to top spot

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The Kansas Jayhawks dropped to third in the The Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today college basketball polls after falling to Tennessee on Sunday. Texas grabbed the top spot, picking up 30 of the possible 31 first-place votes in the ESPN/USA Today poll and 56 first-place votes in the AP poll. Kentucky came in second in both polls, receiving nine first-place votes in the AP and one first-place vote in the ESPN/USA Today. The Volunteers' win over KU vaulted them from 16 to nine in the AP.

See how Tom Keegan voted.

Complete polls are below.

Associated Press

  1. Texas (56) 15-0 1,616
  2. Kentucky (9) 16-0 1,569
  3. Kansas 14-1 1,441
  4. Villanova 14-1 1,426
  5. Syracuse 15-1 1,353
  6. Purdue 14-1 1,317
  7. Michigan St. 13-3 1,191
  8. Duke 13-2 1,178
  9. Tennessee 12-2 1,030
  10. West Virginia 12-2 1,006
  11. Georgetown 12-2 934
  12. North Carolina 12-4 844
  13. Kansas St. 13-2 746
  14. Wisconsin 13-3 746
  15. Connecticut 11-4 633
  16. Pittsburgh 13-2 565
  17. Gonzaga 12-3 559
  18. BYU 16-1 456
  19. Temple 13-3 388
  20. Georgia Tech 12-3 342
  21. Mississippi 12-3 326
  22. Baylor 13-1 301
  23. Miami 15-1 189
  24. Clemson 13-3 167
  25. Florida St. 13-3 155

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M; 126, N. Iowa 91, Missouri 64, Mississippi St. 61, New Mexico 59, Dayton 39, UAB 35, UNLV 28, Oklahoma St. 26, Vanderbilt 21, Notre Dame 18, Wake Forest 14, Cornell 12, Butler 10, Texas Tech 10, Marquette 9, Virginia Tech 9, William & Mary 8, Florida 2, Louisiana Tech 2, Harvard 1, Missouri St. 1, Siena 1.

ESPN/USA Today coaches poll

  1. Texas (30) 15-0 774
  2. Kentucky (1) 16-0 745
  3. Kansas 14-1 697
  4. Villanova 14-1 681
  5. Syracuse 15-1 641
  6. Purdue 14-1 625
  7. Duke 13-2 578
  8. Michigan State 13-3 556
  9. West Virginia 12-2 471
  10. Tennessee 12-2 463
  11. Georgetown 12-2 439
  12. Kansas State 13-2 375
  13. North Carolina 12-4 362
  14. Gonzaga 12-3 345
  15. Connecticut 11-4 293
  16. Wisconsin 13-3 289
  17. Brigham Young 16-1 285
  18. Georgia Tech 12-3 261
  19. Clemson 13-3 213
  20. Pittsburgh 13-2 201
  21. Temple 13-3 151
  22. Butler 12-4 106
  23. Mississippi 12-3 90
  24. Baylor 13-1 66
  25. Florida State 13-3 65

Dropped out: No. 14 New Mexico, No. 22 Washington.

Others receiving votes: Northern Iowa (14-1) 62; New Mexico (14-3) 54; UNLV (13-3) 26; Saint Mary's (15-2) 25; Oklahoma State (13-2) 21; Texas A&M; (12-3) 17; Cornell (13-3) 16; Dayton (12-3) 16; Alabama-Birmingham (14-2) 14; Miami (Fla.) (15-1) 8; Wake Forest (11-3) 8; Rhode Island (12-2) 7; Mississippi State (13-3) 6; Arizona State (12-5) 5; Texas Tech (12-3) 4; William & Mary (12-3) 4; Missouri (13-3) 3; Marquette (10-6) 2; Minnesota (12-4) 1; Notre Dame (14-3) 1; San Diego State (12-4) 1; Vanderbilt (12-3) 1; Washington (10-5) 1.

Comments

bradynsdad 10 years ago

ill take it. i think HCBS likes to fly under the radar. let texas bear the bullseye of number one.

Hawkman_021 10 years ago

It has 4.Villanova at 14-0 also haha

I thought we would fall alittle farther than that. I guess the voters didnt factor in the Cornell game i was thinking 6 or 7 but 3rd I will take it

Tony Bandle 10 years ago

agreed...just stay at 4 or better till Selection Sunday

Brett Arnberger 10 years ago

Hopefully our guys will relax and play ball the way everyone knows they are capable of. KU will always have a bullseye on them because of the name across the chest, but won't have the double bullseye of being #1. HCBS - time to mold this team in January the way you have others in years past! Here's to the future Big XII champs and a deep run in March/April! Rock Chalk!

roc_chalk_a_fella 10 years ago

I still hope we can win a lot, and have a #1 vs. #2 matchup vs. Texas in February! That would be epic.

nnelson 10 years ago

Sorry about that. Not sure how it happened, but it's fixed now!

Nick Nelson KUSports.com Web Producer

Chris Shaw 10 years ago

Does the AP poll love the ACC or what? Good Grief!

KUFan90 10 years ago

No doubt. UNC at #12 after losing to College of Charleston? Give me a break...

Steve Brown 10 years ago

UNC 4 losses and still top 12/13.... joke.

Dyrk Dugan 10 years ago

i agree. Roy and UNC get the favorable treatment for sure.

our job, is to go out and sin no more.....and what is that? only 2 more Ls are acceptable...at KSU and UT. everything else shouild be a W..including at Okie St.

there isn't anyone out there on the sched that should beat us, other than what i've mentioned. if we can't go 14-2 in the league at least, then it's a disappointment.

Rick Arnoldy 10 years ago

Listening to the radio, the announcers were talking how impressed they were that 6 big East teams were in the top 25. BIG DEAL, they have 16 teams, for crying out loud.

FunEfellow 10 years ago

We just need to stay high enough to get in the st Louis region.

Martin Rosenblum 10 years ago

The fact that most non-conference games are behind most teams in most conferences now is where the job gets harder for the poll voters. Within most conferences, there is parity that makes the just-released polls somewhat frozen in time. Upsets within conferences will be seen for sure. But, most rankings will not be challenged dramatically with those upsets. I don't expect for any team to go from 17 to 10 after beating an in-conference foe. So, we are in a great position now. The top 10 positions should still include the schools that are in it now. They will change ranking positions for sure, esecially when unbeaten teams finally suffer their first losses. We could even climb the ladder back to the top spot without much drama.

We're on a plateau now. The Big 12 is still the most balanced conference. Enjoy the rest of the season. This is what we look forward to. Get back on the Jayhawk train!

Chris Shaw 10 years ago

Just think Jayhawk fans! If somehow KU goes on a two game losing streak we can all be rest assured that KU will still be Top 10. I mean, if UNC is 12 in one poll and 13 in the other we can all feel good that at least wouldn't drop KU beneath UNC, right? LOL! UNC having 4 losses and #12 is just mind boggling! The same can also be said for MSU with 3 losses at #7. I don't get it and I don't understand it.

gardenjay 10 years ago

If we lost to undermanned Voles, then I say dock us to outside the top 25. Who cares, anyway? Time to re-focus on what is important in basketball: having fun while playing basketball - it then follows that winning comes (naturally).

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