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Monday, February 13, 2017

Jayhawks holding steady at No. 3 in AP Poll

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) hangs up his hand after hitting a three over Kansas State forward Xavier Sneed (20) during the second half, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) hangs up his hand after hitting a three over Kansas State forward Xavier Sneed (20) during the second half, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum.

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Tonight’s Big Monday battle between Kansas and West Virginia is now officially a clash between Top 10 teams.

In the latest Associated Press poll, released Monday morning, Kansas (22-3 overall, 10-2 Big 12) maintained its spot at No. 3 — behind No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Villanova — and West Virginia (20-5, 8-4) jumped up from No. 13 to No. 9.

The Jayhawks and Mountaineers will square off in a rematch of WVU’s victory in Morgantown earlier this season at 8 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse on ESPN.

Fellow Big 12 foe Baylor jumped back into the Top 5 to No. 4, up two spots from last week, and Arizona made the leap four spots from No. 9 to No. 5 to round out this week’s Top 5.

Here’s a quick look at the entire poll:

1 – Gonzaga (60), 1,620

2 – Villanova (5), 1,564

3 – Kansas, 1,493

4 – Baylor, 1,394

5 – Arizona, 1,301

6 – UCLA, 1,276

7 – Oregon, 1,229

8 – Louisville, 1,204

9 – West Virginia, 1,012

10 – North Carolina, 1,005

11 – Wisconsin, 868

12 – Duke, 857

13 – Kentucky, 854

14 – Virginia, 825

15 – Florida, 717

16 – Purdue, 682

17 – Florida State, 665

18 – Cincinnati, 634

19 – SMU, 415

20 – Creighton, 298

21 – South Carolina 296

22 – Saint Mary’s, 269

23 – Maryland, 136

24 – Butler, 129

25 – Notre Dame, 122

Also receiving votes: Wichita State 87, Xavier 72, Northwestern 60, USC 16, VCU 14, Dayton 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Monmouth 2, Oklahoma State 1, Vermont 1

Comments

Mallory Briggans 2 months, 2 weeks ago

you know ku can beat wv and baylor this week and still remain at number 3 next week behind villanova and gonzaga.in the polls.....villanova i can live with more so than gonzaga .....if you want to figure in opponents this week our sos is stronger.....and given the new weekly brackets would we jump over villanova for #1 overall seed in the tournament .....but first things first ....win tonight

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