Wichita State remained No. 5 in the Associated Press top 25 men’s basketball poll for a second week. Kansas returned to the top 10 and Kansas State returned to the top 25.
The Shockers (19-0) did not move up despite a loss by Wisconsin, which dropped from No. 3 to No. 9. Villanova (16-1) jumped past the Shockers to No. 4 from No. 6. Villanova has won five straight games and owns wins over No. 8 Kansas and No. 10 Iowa. It received 1,377 points from writers and broadcasters to 1,368 for WSU.
Kansas (13-4) moved up seven spots after defeating No. 16 Iowa State and No. 11 Oklahoma State last week. Kansas State (14-4) is No. 22 and is back in the top 25 after wins over No. 25 Oklahoma and West Virginia.
WSU moved up one spot to No. 4 in the coaches poll. Kansas moved to No. 11 from No. 18. Kansas State is the first team left out of the top 25.
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The Jayhawks play Baylor on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas State plays at Texas on Tuesday.
WSU will try to extend its school-record win streak on Wednesday at Illinois State.
Arizona (18-0) remains No. 1 in the AP poll, followed by Syracuse (18-0) and Michigan State (17-1).