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Wichita State rises to No. 4; Kansas No. 6 in AP poll

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 1:44 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.

Wichita State moved up one spot to No. 4 in the Associated Press men’s basketball top 25 on Monday.

The Shockers (21-0) are one of three unbeaten teams nationally. Florida (17-2) jumped to No. 3 from No. 6 after Saturday’s 67-41 win over Tennessee. The Gators passed WSU by one point in the poll of writers and broadcasters, 1,436 to 1,435.

No. 1 Arizona (20-0) and No. 2 Syracuse (19-0) remained in the top two spots. Kansas (15-4) moved up two spots to No. 6. Kansas State (14-6) dropped out of the poll, from No. 22, after losses at Texas and Iowa State.

Wichita State also moved up one spot to No. 3 in the coaches poll administered by USA Today. Arizona and Syracuse top that poll, with Florida at No. 5. Kansas is No. 7.

WSU’s No. 4 ranking is its highest since it spent one week at No. 2, in the Dec. 29, 1981 poll. The Shockers play host to Loyola on Tuesday at Koch Arena.

Kansas plays No. 16 Iowa State on Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas State plays host to Texas Tech on Tuesday.

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