Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State drops to No. 11; Utes enjoy Shocker bounce

Wichita State's Zach Brown hits a three-pointers against Saint Louis' during the second half on Saturday at Intrust Bank Arena.
Wichita State's Zach Brown hits a three-pointers against Saint Louis' during the second half on Saturday at Intrust Bank Arena. The Wichita Eagle

Wichita State dropped three spots to No. 11 in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll released Monday. Northern Iowa joined the poll at No. 23, its first appearance since 2010.

The Shockers (5-1) peaked at No. 8 before Wednesday’s overtime loss at then-No. 25 Utah. The Utes (6-1) rose to No. 13 on Monday. Kansas (6-1) moved up one spot to No. 10.

Kansas is No. 10 in the coaches poll. WSU dropped a spot to No. 11 in voting by 32 NCAA Division I coaches. Northern Iowa (8-0) made its season debut in the poll at No. 24.

WSU plays Seton Hall (7-0) on Tuesday at Koch Arena. The Pirates are fifth among unranked teams receiving points in the AP poll.

Two Missouri Valley Conference schools are ranked by the AP for the first time since the Jan. 28, 2013 poll, with No. 15 Wichita State and No. 21 Creighton.

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The AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 7, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Kentucky (64)

9-0

1,600

1

2. Duke

8-0

1,518

4

3. Arizona

8-0

1,486

3

4. Louisville

7-0

1,319

5

5. Wisconsin

8-1

1,316

2

6. Virginia

9-0

1,285

7

7. Villanova

8-0

1,173

10

8. Texas

7-1

1,155

6

9. Gonzaga

7-1

1,145

9

10. Kansas

6-1

1,083

11

11. Wichita St.

5-1

929

8

12. Ohio St.

6-1

808

14

13. Utah

6-1

717

25

14. Iowa St.

5-1

668

20

15. Butler

7-1

593

23

16. Oklahoma

5-2

557

22

17. Washington

7-0

428

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18. San Diego St.

6-2

390

13

19. Maryland

8-1

370

21

20. Miami

8-1

359

15

21. North Carolina

6-2

350

12

22. West Virginia

8-1

313

16

23. N. Iowa

8-0

232

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24. St. John’s

6-1

211

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25. Notre Dame

8-1

200

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Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 120, Illinois 91, Georgetown 62, Iowa 60, Seton Hall 57, Baylor 49, TCU 45, Colorado St. 28, Arkansas 22, California 19, Michigan 14, Creighton 7, VCU 6, LSU 5, Indiana 3, NC State 3, Old Dominion 2, Dayton 1, Yale 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 7, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record

Pts

Pvs

1. Kentucky (30)

9-0

798

1

2. Duke (1)

8-0

761

2

3. Arizona (1)

8-0

742

3

4. Louisville

7-0

676

5

5. Virginia

9-0

654

6

6. Wisconsin

8-1

639

4

7. Villanova

8-0

606

9

8. Gonzaga

7-1

562

8

9. Texas

7-1

558

7

10. Kansas

6-1

515

11

11. Wichita State

5-1

447

10

12. Ohio State

6-1

400

13

13. Iowa State

5-1

349

19

14. Utah

6-1

238

NR

15. Oklahoma

5-2

232

20

16. San Diego State

6-1

230

14

17. Washington

7-0

225

NR

18. North Carolina

6-2

204

12

19. Butler

7-1

199

NR

20. Maryland

8-1

198

22

21. Miami (Fla.)

8-1

168

15

21. West Virginia

8-1

168

17

23. Michigan State

6-3

111

18

24. Northern Iowa

8-0

110

NR

25. Illinois

7-1

104

25

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 91; St. John’s 62; Michigan 45; Arkansas 38; Georgetown 34; Florida 31; Baylor 29; Iowa 29; Seton Hall 28; TCU 26; California 23; Creighton 12; Virginia Commonwealth 10; Colorado State 9; Nebraska 9; Louisiana Tech 8; North Carolina State 5; Oklahoma State 5; Providence 4; Old Dominion 3; UCLA 3; LSU 1; Saint Mary’s 1.

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