Jayhawks drop 2 spots to No. 13 in latest AP poll

Kansas guard Quentin Grimes (5) puts up a three during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Quentin Grimes (5) puts up a three during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

A home victory over ranked Texas Tech and a road loss at Texas in the last week resulted in KU dropping two spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25, released Monday.

The Jayhawks (17-5 overall, 6-3 Big 12) are now ranked No. 13 heading into their Tuesday night showdown with Kansas State in Manhattan.

The Wildcats, who sit atop the Big 12 standings with Baylor at 6-2, are unranked in this week’s poll but, like the Bears, are receiving votes.

Kansas is one of three Big 12 teams ranked in this week’s poll, with Iowa State at No. 17 and Texas Tech at No. 18.

The Jayhawks have played seven teams in the current Top 25 — with 4 of them residing in the Top 10 — and already have wins over teams ranked 1st, 9th, 10th, 17th and 18th on their 2018-19 resume.

Kansas currently ranks 14th in the KenPom.com rankings and 17th in the new NET rankings, which are being used this season in place of the RPI ratings of the past.

AP Top 25, Feb. 4, 2019:

1 – Tennessee, 20-1 (48)

2 – Duke, 19-2 (12)

3 – Virginia, 20-1 (4)

4 – Gonzaga, 21-2

5 – Kentucky, 18-3

6 – Nevada, 21-1

7 – Michigan, 20-2

8 – North Carolina, 17-4

9 – Michigan State, 18-4

10 – Marquette, 19-3

11 – Virginia Tech, 18-3

12 – Houston, 21-1

13 – Kansas, 17-5

14 – Villanova, 18-4

15 – Purdue, 16-6

16 – Louisville, 16-6

17 – Iowa State, 17-5

18 – Texas Tech, 17-5

19 – Wisconsin, 16-6

20 – Iowa, 17-5

21 – LSU, 17-4

22 – Florida State, 16-5

23 – Buffalo, 19-3

24 – Maryland, 17-6

25 – Cincinnati, 19-3

Others receiving votes: Washington 135, Mississippi St. 133, Auburn 128, Kansas St 114, Baylor 44, Wofford 15, Lipscomb 5, Syracuse 3.

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Suzi Marshall

The polls do not track the S curve at all, which is projecting Kansas as a 2 seed due to our SOS, RPI and Quad 1 & 2 record.

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Armen Kurdian

Yes, but that's probably based on our full body of work...w/o Dok we are definitely not a top 10...need a couple of away wins to make that case again.

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Dirk Medema

Seems about right. Hoping the TTU game/performance is more a result of the O & D tweaks than being at home again. Tuesday should go a long ways toward articulating that distinction. Mostly though, I'm glad we've got Coach Self doing the tweaking. As if his history isn't good enough, he seems to be growing and developing more and more all the time. Adapting to the players and styles not only of our team but also of the opponents. Excited to see where he takes them this year. There seems to still be so much potential development.

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Dane Pratt

And the two teams tied for first are both unranked.

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