The Missouri Tigers moved up from No. 5 in both polls to make the jump to No. 2 in both the USA Today and coaches poll and received a pair of first place votes in the AP poll. This pat week Missouri defeated then-No. 3 Baylor Bears and the Texas A&M Aggies to move up in the polls.
The Kansas Jayhawks also moved up in both polls to No. 5 in the AP and coaches polls after going 2-0 while beating Baylor and the Texas Longhorns. What helped Kansas and Missouri to move up due to Syracuse, Baylor and Duke dropping games last week.