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Monday, February 6, 2017

Jayhawks remain 3rd in latest AP Poll

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson warms up prior to Wednesday's game against Baylor at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson warms up prior to Wednesday's game against Baylor at Allen Fieldhouse.

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The Kansas men’s basketball team held its spot at No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press poll despite falling to unranked Iowa State at home last Saturday.

The Jayhawks, 20-3 overall and 8-2 in the Big 12, likely maintained their place in the Top 3 on the strength of their home victory over No. 2 Baylor last Wednesday.

The Bears, who also lost to Kansas State over the weekend, fell just four spots to No. 6 and sit one game back of Kansas in the Big 12 race.

Unbeaten Gonzaga (24-0) remained No. 1 for the second week in a row and Villanova (22-2) jumped back into the No. 2 spot. The Zags received 59 first-place votes and ’Nova picked up the other six.

Louisville (19-4) and Oregon (21-3) round out this week’s Top 5, while 13th-ranked West Virginia (18-5) joined KU and Baylor as the only Big 12 teams in this week’s Top 25.

Iowa State (3) Oklahoma State (1) and Kansas State (1) each received votes in this week’s poll.

Kansas will be in action at 8 p.m. tonight, when it travels to Sunflower State rival Kansas State for a Big Monday clash on ESPN.

— ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 — (as of Feb. 6)

1 - Gonzaga 24-0 (59)

2 - Villanova 22-2 (6)

3 - KANSAS 20-3

4 - Louisville 19-4

5 - Oregon 21-3

6 - Baylor 20-3

7 - Wisconsin 20-3

8 - North Carolina 21-4

9 - Arizona 21-3

10 - UCLA 21-3

11 - Cincinnati 21-2

12 - Virginia 17-5

13 - West Virginia 18-5

14 - Florida State 20-4

15 - Kentucky 18-5

16 - Purdue 19-5

17 - Florida 18-5

18 - Duke 18-5

19 - South Carolina 19-4

20 - Saint Mary’s 21-2

21 - Maryland 20-3

22 - Butler 18-5

23 - Creighton 20-4

24 - Xaiver 17-6

25 - SMU 20-4

Others receiving votes: Wichita State 38, USC 35, Notre Dame 33, Northwestern 11, California 3, Iowa State 3, New Mexico State 3, Monmouth 3, VCU 3, Oklahoma State 1, Vermont 1, Kansas State 1.

Comments

Ben Kane 2 years, 3 months ago

who was the last Jayhawk to win the Wooden award?

Tom Gillaspie 2 years, 3 months ago

Danny Manning as a player. Self as coach for 2012-2013 season.

Mike Kendall 2 years, 3 months ago

As long as we stay in the Top 5, I am good with that. Tonight's game with the kitty kats is huge--we need to leave with a "W."

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