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KU Basketball's Short-Lived Stay At No. 1 Comes Courtesy Jacob Pullen, Kansas State

The Kansas Jayhawks were ranked No. 1 for less than 12 hours before they knew their run as top dog would be ending next Monday when the new set of NCAA basketball rankings come out. Kansas lost to unranked Kansas State on Monday night in perhaps the shortest run in No. 1 history for KU basketball.

Before the game, I figured Kansas would stay atop the college basketball rankings for several weeks, at least. I made a bad assumption that Kansas would beat Kansas State and suggested Kansas wouldn't really be tested again until the first week of March. 

Shows what I know (although I'm not the only one who thought Kansas would stay at No. 1 this week).

Kansas will now fall below Ohio State and Texas, and Pittsburgh, too. Duke is No. 5 so my guess would be Kansas falls behind them. If all things stay the same, that would put Kansas as sixth in the country next week. That's just my guess, though.

This may end up being a good loss for Kansas (if there is such a thing) because they likely won't enter the NCAA tournament with the pressure of being the No. 1 team. 

For more on KU's fall, check out Rock Chalk Talk.