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College Basketball Rankings: Missouri, Kansas Ranked In Top Five

MIssouri moves into the No. 2 spot in both polls with Kansas taking the No. 5 spot and Kansas State is ranked in both polls.

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.

The Kansas St. Wildcats moved into the coaches poll at No. 24 and then moved up two spots in the AP poll from No. 25 to No. 23 after beating Texas and the Oklahoma St. Cowboys.

The Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky(61) 19-1 1620 2
2 Missouri (2) 18-1 1532 5
3 Syracuse(2) 20-1 1506 1
4 Ohio State 17-3 1411 6
5 Kansas 16-3 1383 7
6 Baylor 17-2 1234 3
7 North Carolina 16-3 1232 8
8 Duke 16-3 1176 4
9 Georgetown 16-3 1045 10
10 Michigan State 16-4 1009 9
11 Murray State 20-0 925 12
12 UNLV 18-3 886 14
13 San Diego State 17-2 832 16
14 Florida 15-4 709 17
15 Creighton 18-2 682 19
16 Indiana 16-4 609 11
17 Marquette 16-4 517 21
18 Mississippi State 16-4 422 18
19 Virginia 15-3 414 15
20 Michigan 15-5 396 20
21 Saint Mary's 19-2 345 24
22 Kansas State 14-4 252 25
23 Florida State 13-6 244 38
24 Connecticut 14-5 203 13
25 Wisconsin 16-5 182 27
Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia96, Gonzaga82, Vanderbilt40, Louisville35, Harvard32, Wichita State28, Cincinnati20, Illinois11, Middle Tennessee9, Dayton3, Iona2, Long Beach State1

Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Kentucky(31) 19-1 775 2
2 Missouri 18-1 725 5
3 Ohio State 17-3 687 6
4 Syracuse 20-1 686 1
5 Kansas 16-3 660 7
6 Duke 16-3 571 4
7 Baylor 17-2 569 3
8 North Carolina 16-3 565 8
9 Murray State 20-0 502 10
10 Georgetown 16-3 498 12
11 Michigan State 16-4 453 9
12 San Diego State 17-2 403 16
13 Florida 15-4 396 14
14 Creighton 18-2 343 18
15 UNLV 18-3 337 20
16 Mississippi State 16-4 236 15
17 Indiana 16-4 230 13
18 Marquette 16-4 213 22
19 Connecticut 14-5 203 11
20 Saint Mary's 19-2 193 23
21 Virginia 15-3 171 17
22 Michigan 15-5 165 19
23 Harvard 16-2 99 24
24 Kansas State 14-4 80 27
25 Louisville 15-5 49 21
25 Wisconsin 16-5 49 29
Others Receiving Votes: Florida State41, Gonzaga34, West Virginia33, Wichita State29, Middle Tennessee28, Vanderbilt20, Nevada12, Illinois6, Cincinnati4, UCF3, Southern Miss3, Iowa State2, Dayton1, New Mexico1
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