Jan 26, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self looks down court in the first half against the Oklahoma Sooners at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas defeated Oklahoma 67-54. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas, Kansas State Move Up Polls While Missouri Gets Votes


Kansas and Kansas State each jumped up a few spots in the newly released Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.

Kansas moves from sixth to fourth in the AP and fifth to third in the USA Today Coaches poll. The Jayhawks escaped with a win in Ames against Iowa State and crushed West Virginia for their two wins this week. Kansas was impressive enough to receive a first place vote in the coaches poll. The Jayhawks play Texas Tech tonight at 6 p.m. on ESPN ESPNU as the continue their pursuit of a ninth straight Big 12 title.

The Wildcats used Rodney McGruder’s game-winning three against Baylor to land back into the top 10. K-State is ninth in the AP poll and 10th in the coaches poll. TCU will visit Manhattan Tuesday before KSU’s big matchup against Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Wildcats are looking for their first conference title since 1977.

Missouri received four votes in the AP and none in the coaches poll. The Tigers have not been ranked in the AP poll since losing to Texas A&M in early February.

Both Kansas and Kansas State are chasing new number one Gonzaga, who is number one for the first time in the school’s history. The Bulldogs became the fifth team to hold the number one ranking in the AP poll this season, which has been previous held by Duke, Louisville, Michigan, and last week’s number one Indiana. Indiana falls to number two and Duke moves to number three in the AP poll. Georgetown is fifth.

AP Top 10

  1. Gonzaga (51)
  2. Indiana (7)
  3. Duke (5)
  4. Kansas
  5. Georgetown (2)
  6. Miami (Fla.)
  7. Michigan
  8. Louisville
  9. Kansas State
  10. Michigan State

Note: Missouri 4 votes

USA Today Coaches Top 10

  1. Gonzaga (29)
  2. Indiana
  3. Kansas (1)
  4. Duke
  5. Georgetown
  6. Louisville (1)
  7. Miami (Fla.)
  8. Michigan
  9. Florida
  10. Kansas State

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