Wichita State up to 15th in AP poll, 14th in coaches; Kansas tops coaches poll

01/28/2013 12:36 PM

01/28/2013 2:23 PM

Wichita State is No. 15 in the Associated Press top 25 men’s basketball poll, matching its highest ranking from last season.

The Shockers (19-2) moved up five spots after victories over Missouri State and Bradley last week. They play Indiana State (13-7) on Tuesday at Koch Arena.

“They’re as talented and athletic as any Valley team I’ve seen in, I don’t know how long — maybe ever,” Indiana State coach Greg Lansing said. “They’re one of the the top teams in the country.”

Kansas is second and Kansas State is 18th in the AP poll, Creighton is No. 21.

Kansas took the top spot in Monday’s USA Today coaches poll, three points ahead of Michigan. Michigan got the top spot in the AP poll with 51 of 65 first-place votes.

Wichita State is 14th in the coaches poll, while Kansas State dropped to 21st after an 0-2 week. KU (18-1) got 16 first-place votes to Michigan’s 14.

WSU jumped seven spots in the poll after a 2-0 week and losses by many teams ranked 10th to 20th last week. K-State was 13th last week.

Record Pts Prv
1. Michigan (51) 19-1 1,611 2
2. Kansas (13) 18-1 1,572 3
3. Indiana 18-2 1,457 7
4. Florida (1) 16-2 1,420 8
5. Duke 17-2 1,328 1
6. Syracuse 18-2 1,322 3
7. Gonzaga 19-2 1,177 10
8. Arizona 17-2 1,160 6
9. Butler 17-3 1,023 9
10. Oregon 18-2 969 16
11. Ohio St. 15-4 945 14
12. Louisville 16-4 905 5
13. Michigan St. 17-4 897 13
14. Miami 15-3 894 25
15. Wichita St. 19-2 621 20
16. Mississippi 17-2 473 23
17. Missouri 15-4 464 22
18. Kansas St. 15-4 463 11
19. NC State 16-4 431 18
20. New Mexico 17-3 333 15
21. Creighton 18-3 312 17
22. San Diego St. 16-4 302
23. Minnesota 15-5 281 12
24. Cincinnati 16-4 220 21
25. Marquette 14-4 216

Others receiving votes: Georgetown 121, UNLV 56, Wisconsin 45, UCLA 34, Arizona St. 14, Notre Dame 12, Pittsburgh 10, Louisiana Tech 8, Villanova 6, Baylor 5, Iowa St. 4, Memphis 4, VCU 4, La Salle 3, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 2, Colorado St. 1.

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