KU drops three spots in new AP Top 25 basketball poll

KSU moves up, Mizzou down, Wichita State out

For the fifth straight week there is a new No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll.

Kansas had a shot to be the one this week, but their loss to Oklahoma State buried those chances. Instead, it's Indiana who is the new No. 1.

Kansas dropped three spots, from No. 2 to No. 5 in this week's poll.

The Jayhawks stand at 19-2 with 10 regular season games to play.

Kansas State moves up five spots to No. 13 in this week's poll, while Missouri dropped from No. 17 to No. 21.

Wichita State, who was ranked No. 15 in last week's  poll, dropped out of the Top 25 after two losses.

The Hoosiers, the preseason No. 1 who held the top spot for the first five weeks of the regular season, moved up two places Monday, following their weekend win over No. 1 Michigan and Kansas' loss to Oklahoma State.

Duke started the current streak of new No. 1s and was followed by Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana. The last time there were five No. 1s in as many weeks was the last five polls of 2008-09 when it was Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Connecticut again, North Carolina and Louisville.

The Hoosiers received 58 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel while Florida, which jumped two spots to second, got the other seven.

Michigan fell to third and was followed by Duke, Kansas, Gonzaga, Arizona, Miami, Syracuse and Ohio State.

There were four newcomers to the poll this week: Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame, all of whom were ranked at some point this season.

With the return of Georgetown, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame the Big East has seven teams ranked in the Top 25, two more than the Big Ten.

Here's a look at the top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 3, 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. Indiana (58)          20-2  1,615   3
2. Florida (7)           18-2  1,536   4
3. Michigan              20-2  1,490   1
4. Duke                  19-2  1,413   5
5. Kansas                19-2  1,350   2
6. Gonzaga               21-2  1,249   7
7. Arizona               19-2  1,248   8
8. Miami                 17-3  1,132  14
9. Syracuse              18-3  1,091   6
10. Ohio St.              17-4  1,033  11
11. Louisville            18-4  1,018  12
12. Michigan St.          18-4    994  13
13. Kansas St.            17-4    782  18
14. Butler                18-4    774   9
15. New Mexico            19-3    660  20
16. Creighton             20-3    578  21
17. Cincinnati            18-4    552  24
18. Minnesota             17-5    454  23
19. Oregon                18-4    390  10
20. Georgetown            16-4    364   --
21. Missouri              16-5    245  17
22. Oklahoma St.          15-5    235   --
23. Pittsburgh            18-5    207   --
24. Marquette             15-5    137  25
25. Notre Dame            18-4    132   --

Others receiving votes: Mississippi 75, NC State 64, Colorado St. 49, Wichita St. 49, Memphis 44, Wisconsin 28, Saint Mary's (Cal) 27, Louisiana Tech 24, Kentucky 21, San Diego St. 17, UNLV 13, Saint Louis 8, UCLA 8, VCU 8, Akron 4, Virginia 4, UConn 2, Belmont 1.

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