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Six Big 12 Teams in Men’s Basketball AP Poll

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

The Big 12 ranked teams included:

Kansas at No. 2 (No. 5 last week);

Houston at No. 3 (No. 6 last week);

Baylor at No. 6 (No. 9 last week);

 

Texas at No. 12 (No. 16 last week);

BYU at No. 14 (No. 19 last week);

Oklahoma at No. 19 (No. 25 last week).

Two other Big 12 teams received votes, meaning that eight of the league’s 14 teams received at least one vote this week.

Houston (8-0) won its only game last week, beating Xavier, 66-60 on the road. Houston will host Rice on Wednesday and Jackson State on Saturday. Houston has one more ranked team ahead before Big 12 play, as they face Texas A&M in Houston on Dec. 16.

Kansas (7-1) won two games last week. The Jayhawks beat Eastern Illinois, 71-63, and then No. 4 UConn, 69-65, in a matchup of the last two national champions. Kansas has two games this week — vs. Kansas City on Tuesday and vs. Missouri on Saturday.

Baylor (7-0) played just one game last week, hosting Northwestern State and defeated the Demons, 91-40. Baylor will host Seton Hall before taking an 11-day break leading into its neutral site game with Michigan State on Dec. 16.

Texas (6-1) played one game last week, defeating Texas State, 77-58. Texas will be at Marquette on Wednesday, which pits them against their former coach, Shaka Smart. Following that, Texas hosts Houston Christian on Saturday.

 

BYU (7-0) hosted Fresno State last week and beat the Bulldogs, 85-56. The Cougars host Evansville on Tuesday and then travel to Utah on Saturday.

Oklahoma (7-0) hosted Arkansas-Pine Bluff last week and won, 107-86. This week the Sooners host Providence on Tuesday and then face Arkansas in a neutral site game in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

AP Top 25 Men’s Poll for Dec. 4

No. 1 Arizona

No. 2 Kansas

No. 3 Houston

No. 4 Purdue

No. 5 UConn

No. 6 Baylor

No. 7 Gonzaga

No. 8 Marquette

No. 9 North Carolina

No. 10 Creighton

 

No. 11 FAU

No. 12 Texas

No. 13 Colorado State

No. 14 BYU

No. 15 Miami (FL)

No. 16 Kentucky

No. 17 Tennessee

No. 18 James Madison

No. 19 Oklahoma

No. 20 Illinois

No. 21 Texas A&M

No. 22 Duke

No. 23 Wisconsin

No. 24 Clemson

No. 25 San Diego State

Big 12 teams receiving votes: TCU 87, Cincinnati 21.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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