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AP Men’s Top 25: Kansas Moves Up After Indiana Win

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Four Big 12 teams are among the nation’s best as the Associated Press Men’s Basketball Top 25 was released after the season’s sixth week of games.

The Big 12 ranked teams included:


Kansas at No. 4 (No. 8 last week);

Texas at No. 7 (No. 7 last week);

Baylor at No. 12 (No. 11 last week);

TCU at No. 20 (No. 21 last week).

Future Big 12 member Houston is No. 3. Four other Big 12 teams — led by West Virginia — are receiving votes.

Kansas (10-1) went 1-0 last week. The Jayhawks blew out then-No. 14 Indiana on Saturday. The Jayhawks have one more game at home, as they host Harvard this week, before taking an extended break before their Big 12 opener against Oklahoma State.  

Texas (9-1) played two games last week. They won both, defeating Rice and Stanford. But, head coach Chris Beard was arrested early last Monday morning on charges of assault on a family/household member. He was charged with a third-degree felony and is indefinitely suspended. Rodney Terry is the acting head coach. Texas hosts Louisiana this week. The Ragin’ Cajuns have lost just one game this season.

Baylor (8-2) went 1-0 for the week. The Bears defeated Washington State in the Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge late Sunday night. The Bears will host Northwestern State on Tuesday, break for Christmas, and then return for one more tune-up against Nicholls State on Dec. 28.


TCU (9-1) went 1-0 for the week. The Horned Frogs pummeled Mississippi Valley State, 88-43. The Horned Frogs have two remaining non-conference tune-ups, starting with a road trip to Utah on Tuesday.   

The complete Top 25 poll is below:

No. 1 Purdue, No. 2 UConn, No. 3 Houston, No. 4 Kansas, No. 5 Arizona, No. 6 Virginia, No. 7 Texas, No. 8 Tennessee, No. 9 Alabama, No. 10 Arkansas, No. 11 Gonzaga, No. 12 Baylor, No. 13 UCLA, No. 14 Duke, No. 15 Mississippi State, No. 16 Illinois, No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 18 Indiana, No. 19 Kentucky, No. 20 TCU, No. 21Virginia Tech, No. 22 Miami (FL), No. 23 Auburn, No. 24 Marquette, No. 25 Arizona State.

Big 12 teams receiving votes: West Virginia, 74; Iowa State, 26; Texas Tech, 10; Kansas State, 5.

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