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College Basketball Rankings: Coaches Poll Has Kansas State, Kansas And Mizzou In Top 25

What a year for Kansas City area basketball.

Here are the initial college basketball rankings from the USA Today/Coaches poll.

The top 15 should have some familiar names: Kansas State (no. 3), Kansas (no. 7) and Mizzou (no. 15) land in the top 15. In all there are four Big 12 teams in the top 15 and five in the top 25.

Here's a quick breakdown of the area teams:

  • Kansas State: 3rd. Finished 7th last year.
  • Kansas: 7th. Finished 6th last year.
  • Mizzou: 15th. Not ranked last year.

Here's the full top 25 USA Today/Coaches poll.

Rank
School
2009-10 Record
Points
Last year's
final rank
1.
Duke
35-5
772
1
2.
Michigan State
28-9
737
4
3.
Kansas State
29-8
656
7
4.
Pittsburgh
25-9
621
20
5.
Ohio State
29-8
615
11
6.
Villanova
25-8
552
15
7.
Kansas
33-3
538
6
8.
Purdue
29-6
521
12
9.
North Carolina
20-17
467
NR
10.
Kentucky
35-3
449
5
11.
Florida
21-13
424
NR
12.
Gonzaga
27-7
423
23
13.
Syracuse
30-5
422
8
14.
Baylor
28-8
362
10
15.
Missouri
23-11
354
NR
16t.
Illinois
21-15
329
NR
16t.
Washington
26-10
307
21
18.
Butler
33-5
245
2
19.
Memphis
24-10
212
NR
20.
Tennessee
28-9
158
9
21.
Georgetown
23-11
129
NR
22.
Temple
29-6
120
NR
23.
Virginia Tech
25-9
97
NR
24.
Wisconsin
24-9
91
24
25.
Texas
24-10
89
NR