Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State 13th in new AP rankings; Kansas moves up to No. 9

Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet shoots against Loyola on Sunday in Chicago.
Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet shoots against Loyola on Sunday in Chicago. AP

Wichita State moved up two spots in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll to No. 13 on Monday.

The Shockers (14-2) have won four straight games since dropping to No. 16 in the Dec. 29 poll after a loss to George Washington. They moved up to No. 15 last week. WSU is ranked for a 30th straight week, the program’s top streak.

Kansas (13-2) moved up three spots to No. 9 after also winning four straight.

Northern Iowa (14-2) returned to the rankings at No. 23.

WSU plays Southern Illinois on Wednesday at Koch Arena. The Jayhawks play host to No. 24 Oklahoma State on Tuesday.

Five MVC schools are in the top 100 of the power rankings (RPI). WSU is No. 9 and Northern Iowa No. 18, followed by Loyola (No. 51), Evansville (No. 84) and Illinois State (No. 87).

THE AP TOP 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 11, 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 (63)

15-0

1,623

1

2. Virginia (2)

15-0

1,561

3

3. Gonzaga

16-1

1,446

6

4. Duke

14-1

1,432

2

5. Villanova

15-1

1,358

8

6. Louisville

14-2

1,264

5

7. Wisconsin

15-2

1,200

4

8. Utah

13-2

1,185

9

9. Kansas

13-2

1,100

12

10. Arizona

14-2

1,037

7

11. Iowa St.

12-2

922

17

12. Notre Dame

15-2

903

13

13. Wichita St.

14-2

832

15

14. Maryland

15-2

801

11

15. North Carolina

12-4

719

18

16. West Virginia

14-2

627

14

17. VCU

13-3

578

20

18. Oklahoma

11-4

485

16

19. Arkansas

13-2

431

23

20. Texas

12-4

345

10

21. Seton Hall

13-3

298

19

22. Baylor

12-3

278

21

23. N. Iowa

14-2

212

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24. Oklahoma St.

12-3

132

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25. Wyoming

15-2

71

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Others receiving votes: Ohio St. 70, Michigan St. 67, Dayton 55, Providence 17, Indiana 15, LSU 12, St. John’s 10, Alabama 7, Georgetown 7, NC State 6, Green Bay 3, Syracuse 3, Butler 2, Oregon 2, San Diego St. 2, TCU 2, Colorado St. 1, Davidson 1, Hofstra 1, Old Dominion 1, SMU 1.

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