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Kansas basketball stays at No. 6 in latest AP poll

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Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) hangs for a shot over Oklahoma guard Austin Reaves (12) as he draws a foul during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) hangs for a shot over Oklahoma guard Austin Reaves (12) as he draws a foul during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

The top six spots in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 stayed the same, with Kansas (10-2 overall, 4-1 Big 12) again landing at No. 6 behind Gonzaga, Baylor, Villanova, Texas and Iowa.

The Jayhawks’ spot in the AP Top 25 extends their NCAA record to 228 consecutive weeks in the poll and represents 27 consecutive weeks in the poll’s top-10.

As has been the case for most of the season, a trio of Big 12 foes joins the Jayhawks in this week’s AP poll, with Texas the highest ranked of the bunch and West Virginia (14th to 13th) and Texas Tech (18th to 15th) both moving up this week.

Oklahoma State, which Kansas will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in Stillwater, Okla., on Big 12 Now/ESPN+, also appeared in the poll this week, receiving 28 votes after an 8-3 start.

For the second week in a row, unbeaten Gonzaga (12-0) received all but one first-place vote. Baylor, which also is undefeated at 11-0, received the lone first-place vote that did not go to the Zags.

Here’s a look at this week’s complete AP Top 25:

1 – Gonzaga, 12-0, 1,599 (63)

2 – Baylor, 11-0, 1,536 (1)

3 – Villanova, 8-1, 1,436

4 – Texas, 10-1, 1,422

5 – Iowa, 11-2, 1,322

6 – Kansas, 10-2, 1,220

7 – Michigan, 10-0, 1,161

8 – Creighton, 10-2, 1,151

9 – Wisconsin, 10-2, 1,110

10 – Tennessee, 9-1, 1,093

11 – Houston, 10-1, 993

12 – Clemson, 9-1, 747

13 – West Virginia, 9-4, 701

14 – Illinois, 9-4, 694

15 – Texas Tech, 10-3, 689

16 – Louisville, 8-1, 464

17 – Missouri, 7-2, 436

18 – Virginia, 7-2, 403

19 – Duke, 5-2, 397

20 – Virginia Tech, 9-2, 286

21 – Ohio State, 9-3, 280

22 – Oregon, 9-2, 264

23 – Minnesota, 10-4, 233

24 – Saint Louis, 7-1, 220

25 – Connecticut, 6-1, 181

Others receiving votes: Alabama 173, UCLA 137, Colorado 96, Florida State 74, USC 48, Rutgers 46, Drake 42, Michigan State 34, Oklahoma State 28, Arkansas 24, San Diego State 10, Boise State 8, Florida 7, Xavier 7, LSU 7, Northwestern 6, Tulsa 5, North Carolina State 5, Indiana 2, Winthrop 2, Belmont 1

Comments

Russ Freeman 2 weeks ago

Actually there are 4 Big 12 teams in the top 15, starting with Baylor at number 2

Andy Godwin 1 week, 6 days ago

5 Big 12 teams - Baylor (2), Texas (4), Kansas (6), West Virginia (13), and Texas Tech (15). Baylor and Texas still look to be the cream of the Big 12.

Keith Gellar 1 week, 6 days ago

5 Big 12 teams in top 25..haha...such a joke.

of Big 12 teams that will make it past the first round in NCAA tourney - 1.

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