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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wichita State falls to 16th in both basketball polls


Eagle staff

Wichita State is 16th in both of Monday’s college basketball polls, dropping one spot in the Associated Press rankings and two spots in the ESPN/USA Today poll.

The Shockers fell in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinals on Saturday to Illinois State.

In the AP poll, Kansas is third, Missouri fifth, Baylor 12th, Creighton 19th and Iowa State 25th. Kansas State received two votes.

In the coaches poll, KU is third, Missouri is fifth, Baylor 11th and Creighton 22nd.

Kentucky and Syracuse are 1-2 in both polls.

The vote breakdown:

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (63) 30-1 1,623 1

2. Syracuse (2) 30-1 1,561 2 3. Kansas 26-5 1,482 3 4. North Carolina 27-4 1,442 6

5. Missouri 27-4 1,343 7

6. Duke 26-5 1,262 4

7. Ohio St. 25-6 1,251 10

8. Michigan St. 24-7 1,149 5 9. Marquette 25-6 1,087 8

10. Michigan 23-8 945 13

11. Murray St. 30-1 922 12

12. Baylor 25-6 909 9

13. Georgetown 22-7 873 11

14. Wisconsin 23-8 853 14

15. Indiana 24-7 707 18

16. Wichita St. 27-5 492 15

17. Florida St. 21-9 468 22

18. San Diego St. 24-6 441 21

19. Creighton 28-5 364 25

20. UNLV 25-7 360 17

21. Temple 24-6 343 23

22. Florida 22-9 305 16

23. Notre Dame 21-10 256 20

24. Gonzaga 25-5 170 —

25. Iowa St. 22-9 127 —

Others receiving votes: Saint Mary’s (Cal) 88, Louisville 84, Drexel 83, New Mexico 64, Virginia 34, Memphis 13, VCU 6, Vanderbilt 6, Cincinnati 5, Long Beach St. 3, Kansas St. 2, Harvard 1, Saint Louis 1.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 4, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Kentucky (31) 30-1 775 1 2. Syracuse 30-1 744 2

3. Kansas 26-5 703 4

4. North Carolina 27-4 690 6 5. Missouri 27-4 620 8 6. Duke 26-5 604 3

7. Ohio State 25-6 575 11

8. Michigan State 24-7 540 5

9. Marquette 25-6 537 7

10. Murray State 30-1 526 9

11. Baylor 25-6 422 10

12. Wisconsin 23-8 417 15

13. Michigan 23-8 397 16

14. Georgetown 22-7 369 12

15. Indiana 24-7 287 20

16. Wichita State 27-5 241 14

17. Florida State 21-9 199 22

18. Saint Mary’s 26-5 198 21

19. Florida 22-9 187 13

20. UNLV 25-7 181 17

21. San Diego State 24-6 165 23

22. Creighton 28-5 164 24

23. Notre Dame 21-10 134 19

24. Temple 24-6 112 25

25. Gonzaga 25-5 80 —

Others receiving votes: Louisville 60, New Mexico 26, Iowa State 24, Memphis 24, Drexel 21, Virginia 18, Kansas State 11, Mississippi State 8, Saint Louis 6, Nevada 3, VCU 3, Harvard 2, Middle Tennessee 1, Montana 1.

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