KU Debuts at 22

KU debuts in the AP men's basketball poll this week at 22. Oklahoma, the number 3 team in the Big XII behind Texas and KU, is number 19. Washington, a team that recently lost 3 in a row to Cal, Stanford and Washington State, is 20th in the poll released today. KU is also 22nd in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. Again, Washington and Oklahoma come in higher than us in the rankings.

For Washington fans surfing and seeing this - I know that you beat UCLA last week, but I don't think that makes up for those three losses.

This is not a bad place for KU to start. Good things are ahead. Ranking in the polls should help our seeding in the Big Dance.

UPDATE:

Here's the AP poll:

Top 25 RANK TEAM RECORD PTS LAST 1 Connecticut (67) 22-1 1795 1 2 Duke (4) 23-1 1726 2 3 Memphis 22-2 1635 3 4 Villanova (1) 19-2 1581 4 5 Gonzaga 20-3 1502 5 6 Texas 21-3 1457 6 7 George Washington 20-1 1289 8 8 Tennessee 18-3 1218 11 9 Pittsburgh 19-3 1177 14 10 Florida 21-3 1157 7 11 West Virginia 18-5 1103 9 12 Ohio St. 18-3 953 19 13 Boston College 19-5 836 17 14 Illinois 20-4 825 10 15 UCLA 20-5 709 13 16 Michigan St. 18-6 679 12 17 Georgetown 17-5 674 15 18 Iowa 19-6 596 18 19 Oklahoma 16-5 471 20 20 Washington 18-5 459 21 21 N.C. State 19-5 435 16 22 Kansas 17-6 297 NR 23 North Carolina 15-6 291 23 24 Bucknell 20-3 133 NR 25 LSU 16-7 68 NR

Others receiving votes: California 67, N. Iowa 61, Nevada 41, Wichita St. 27, Wisconsin 23, George Mason 19, Michigan 18, Colorado 13, S. Illinois 11, UAB 10, Indiana 9, Akron 8, Creighton 7, Louisville 4, Stanford 4, Wis.-Milwaukee 4, Air Force 2, UTEP 2, W. Kentucky 2, Marquette 1, N. Arizona 1.

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