School basketball rankings: Kansas, Arizona transfer into high 5, Virginia drops in Coaches Ballot



Reigning nationwide champion Kansas cracked its means again into the highest 5 of the newest Coaches Ballot on Monday for the primary time in 4 weeks, shifting up from No. 6 to No. 4 after smacking ranked Indiana 84-62 inside Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday to enhance to 10-1 on the season. The Jayhawks have risen as excessive as No. 3 within the Coaches Ballot this season however had been simply outdoors the highest 5 the final month following a 64-50 loss to Tennessee on Nov. 25.

The highest of the ballot stayed stagnant this week as soon as once more with Purdue retaining its No. 1 spot for a second consecutive week, because it earned 24 first-place votes following a late pull-away win over Davidson on Saturday. For the third consecutive week, although, the order of the highest 5 was shaken up as UConn and Houston each moved up one spot to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. 

Kansas jumped up two spots to No. 4 and Arizona moved up 4 spots to No. 5.UCLA was the most important riser inside the highest 10 this week and tied for the most important riser on the week with Mississippi State and Wisconsin, all of which jumped 5 spots within the Coaches Ballot this week. UCLA moved to No. 9 following its east coast journey this week that included wins over ranked Maryland and ranked Kentucky on Wednesday and on Saturday, respectively. 

Mississippi State received every of its two video games over mid-major competitors with ease to realize its highest rating this season at No. 15, whereas Wisconsin, ranked No. 23 per week in the past and now No. 18, noticed its inventory rise after blowing out Lehigh on Thursday to enhance to 9-2 on the yr.

Coaches Ballot

The highest 25 groups within the USA Immediately faculty basketball Coaches Ballot, with first-place votes in parentheses, data via Sunday, complete factors primarily based on 25 factors for a first-place vote via one level for a Twenty fifth-place vote and final week’s rating:

Others receiving votes: Ohio State 45; West Virginia 37; Xavier 33; Arizona State 33; Iowa 30; New Mexico 21; Charleston 19; North Carolina 18; Iowa State 18; Memphis 15; Kansas State 13; Utah St. 9; San Diego State 6; Saint Mary’s 6; USC 4; Michigan State 4; Texas Tech 3; FAU 1.

Dropped out: No. 21 Ohio State



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