College Basketball Rankings: Kansas Climbs To No. 4 In Latest USA Today/Coaches Poll

COLUMBIA, MO - FEBRUARY 04: After turning over the ball, Tyshawn Taylor #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks gets a pat on the head from teammate Thomas Robinson #0 during the second half of a game against the Missouri Tigers at Mizzou Arena on February 4, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. Missouri won 74-71.(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

As for the Tigers, they fall five spots from No. 3 to No. 8. That's a hefty punishment for a team that came so close to winning at Lawrence.

The Kansas Jayhawks had the biggest win of the college basketball weekend frenzy and they were duly rewarded with placement among the top four teams in the country this week in the latest USA Today/Coaches poll. In their incredible overtime win over the Missouri Tigers, the Jayhawks grabbed a share of the Big 12 crown -- a title they've now held at least in part for eight consecutive seasons.

As for the Tigers, they fall five spots from No. 3 to No. 8. That's a hefty punishment for a team that came so close to winning at Lawrence. Here's the complete list below:

1.
Kentucky (31)
28-1
775
1
2.
Syracuse
29-1
744
2
3.
Duke
25-4
690
4
4.
Kansas
24-5
683
5
5.
Michigan State
24-5
650
6
6.
North Carolina
25-4
627
7
7.
Marquette
24-5
568
10
8.
Missouri
25-4
566
3
9.
Murray State
28-1
480
12
10.
Baylor
24-5
475
14
11.
Ohio State
23-6
470
9
12.
Georgetown
21-6
439
8
13.
Florida
22-7
354
11
14.
Wichita State
26-4
352
19
15.
Wisconsin
21-8
341
15
16.
Michigan
21-8
306
13
17.
UNLV
24-6
281
20
18.
Louisville
22-7
202
17
19.
Notre Dame
20-9
184
18
20.
Indiana
22-7
178
24
21.
Saint Mary's
25-5
163
23
22.
Florida State
19-9
119
16
23.
San Diego State
22-6
111
25
24.
Creighton
25-5
80
NR
25.
Temple
22-6
53
22

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