Kansas moved up three spots to No. 2 and Wichita State rose two spots to No. 14 in Monday’s Associated Press men’s basketball poll.
Michigan State took over the top spot after defeating previously No. 1 Kentucky last week. Kansas (2-0) received seven first-place votes and 1,523 points from the writers and broadcasters who vote in the AP poll. Michigan State (3-0) received 51 first-place votes and 1,608 points. Kentucky dropped to No. 4.
Wichita State’s ranking is its highest in the AP poll during coach Gregg Marshall’s seven seasons. The Shockers (4-0) previously peaked at No. 15 on Feb. 27, 2012 and Jan. 28, 2013. It is the program’s highest spot since it spent two weeks at No. 8 in December 2006.
The Shockers remain No. 16 in the USA Today coaches poll. Kansas is No. 3 in the coaches poll behind Michigan State and Louisville.