Kansas moves up to No. 5 in AP Poll

The Jayhawks are once again a top five team after taking down Texas Tech and Texas last week.  They jumped three spots in this week’s poll.

The Jayhawks were last in the top 5 when they were No. 2 back in the last week of November. A loss to Villanova put them out of the top five (although they got as high as No. 6 twice since then).

Kansas has a chance to clinch the Big 12 title tonight as they face Oklahoma on Big Monday.

Here’s the poll:

Record Pts Prv

1. Florida (47) 25-2 1,606 2

2. Wichita St. (14) 29-0 1,549 3

3. Arizona (4) 25-2 1,494 4

4. Syracuse 25-2 1,410 1

5. Kansas 21-6 1,310 8

6. Duke 22-6 1,286 5

7. Louisville 23-4 1,152 11

8. Villanova 24-3 1,113 9

9. Creighton 23-4 1,103 11

10. Saint Louis 25-2 1,047 10

11. Cincinnati 24-4 921 7

12. Virginia 23-5 909 14

13. San Diego St. 23-3 886 6

14. Wisconsin 22-5 818 16

15. Iowa St. 21-5 709 17

16. Michigan 19-7 653 20

17. Kentucky 21-6 629 18

18. Michigan St. 22-6 552 13

19. North Carolina 20-7 440 —

20. Iowa 19-7 418 15

21. Memphis 21-6 288 22

22. Ohio St. 22-6 253 24

23. SMU 22-6 155 —

24. Texas 20-7 129 19

25. New Mexico 21-5 113 —

Others receiving votes: UConn 81, UCLA 41, Oklahoma 35, Stephen F. Austin 11, UMass 9, Gonzaga 2, Green Bay 2, NC Central 1.