College basketball coaches are on board with Wichita State as one of the nation’s top 25 teams.
Voters in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll put the Shockers (24-4) in at No. 19 on Monday. In the Associated Press poll voted on by writers and broadcasters, the Shockers moved to No. 19, up from tied at No. 24 last week. It is WSU’s highest poll position since Dec. 26, 2006, when it was No. 16.
WSU received 467 points in the AP poll.
WSU moved into the Associated Press poll a week ago, but remained one spot outside the top 25 in the coaches poll.
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WSU received 183 points from the 31 coaches who vote in the poll. A week ago, WSU received 63 votes. No. 20 Virginia, No. 23 Mississippi State and No. 24 Gonzaga lost last week, helping the Shockers move into the poll.
Kansas remained fourth in AP, fifth in the coaches poll.