Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State drops to No. 16 in AP poll; Kansas falls to No. 13

George Washington forward Kevin Larsen (21) goes up to block a shot by Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet (23) in the second half of GW’s 60-54 win on Christmas Day.
George Washington forward Kevin Larsen (21) goes up to block a shot by Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet (23) in the second half of GW’s 60-54 win on Christmas Day. AP

Wichita State dropped five spots to No. 16 in Monday’s Associated Press basketball poll. The Shockers lost their second game of the season on Thursday in Hawaii, a 60-54 defeat to George Washington.

Kansas (9-2) dropped three spots to No. 13 after its 77-52 loss at Temple last week. Northern Iowa (11-1) remained No. 23.

In the coaches polls, WSU slid to No. 16 and Kansas to No. 14. Northern Iowa moved up one spot to No. 23.

The Shockers (10-2) begin Missouri Valley Conference play on Wednesday at Drake (3-9). KU (9-2) plays host to Kent State (8-3) on Tuesday.

The AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 28, 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 (65)

13-0

1,625

1

2. Duke

10-0

1,559

2

3. Virginia

11-0

1,457

5

4. Wisconsin

12-1

1,395

6

5. Louisville

11-1

1,327

4

6. Villanova

12-0

1,316

7

7. Gonzaga

12-1

1,249

8

8. Arizona

12-1

1,243

3

9. Iowa St.

9-1

1,005

12

10. Utah

9-2

956

14

11. Texas

10-2

903

9

12. Maryland

12-1

869

15

13. Kansas

9-2

775

10

14. Notre Dame

12-1

709

16

15. St. John’s

11-1

690

17

16. Wichita St.

10-2

630

11

17. West Virginia

11-1

584

18

18. Oklahoma

8-3

530

19

19. North Carolina

9-3

483

20

20. Ohio St.

11-2

435

21

21. Washington

11-1

253

13

22. Baylor

10-1

238

22

23. N. Iowa

11-1

216

23

24. Colorado St.

13-0

194

24

25. Georgetown

8-3

140

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Others receiving votes: TCU 132, VCU 101, San Diego St. 40, Arkansas 27, George Washington 7, LSU 7, Old Dominion 7, Penn St. 5, UNLV 5, Indiana 4, Florida 2, Minnesota 2, Stanford 2, Army 1, California 1, Davidson 1.

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