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Week 11 AP Poll: Iowa State at #19

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After splitting a pair of games last week, the Cyclones dropped two spots. But with #1 Oklahoma at home tonight, how does the rest of the AP Top 25 turn out?

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In this week's AP Poll, Iowa State dropped to #19 from #17 after losing at Texas in overtime last Tuesday and beating Kansas State on the road by 13. The next slate of games on the Cyclones' schedule will go a long way towards determining the conference outcome, with tonight's matchup against newly crowned #1 Oklahoma kicking things off. Iowa State is favored by two points after an admirable showing in Norman over two weeks ago.

Speaking of Oklahoma, the Sooners edged out victories over Oklahoma State on the road and #6 West Virginia at home to take over the #1 spot, although their margin of victory in both games was only two points. Buddy Hield continued to be the driving force for the Sooners, but has played the most minutes in the conference- how long will his legs hold out?

Elsewhere around the Big XII, Kansas fell to #3 after dropping to West Virginia and beating TCU, while the aforementioned Mountaineers climbed to #6 after splitting games against the #1 and #2 teams in the country. #13 Baylor continued its impressive season, blowing out TCU by 28 and narrowly defeating Texas Tech away.

Iowa also keeps climbing the polls after handedly beating Michigan State on the road, this time with a healthy Denzel Valentine in the lineup, and taking care of Michigan at home yesterday. They rise to #9 in the poll, and have a fairly easy schedule the rest of conference play- will their unexpected success continue?

Other significant moves in the polls are North Carolina taking over the #2 spot, with Villanova and Xavier moving to #4 and #5 respectively. Texas A&M also moved into #10, meaning that over the next couple weeks, Iowa State will play four different currently top-10 ranked teams.

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Oklahoma (65) 15-1 1,625
2 North Carolina 16-2 1,515
3 Kansas 15-2 1,499
4 Villanova 16-2 1,403
5 Xavier 16-1 1,321
6 West Virginia 15-2 1,278
7 Maryland 16-2 1,259
8 SMU 17-0 1,179
9 Iowa 14-3 1,167
10 Texas A&M 15-2 994
11 Michigan State 16-3 950
12 Arizona 15-3 801
13 Virginia 13-4 649
13 Baylor 14-3 649
15 Miami (FL) 13-3 645
16 Providence 15-3 609
17 Louisville 14-3 608
18 Butler 13-4 439
19 Iowa State 13-4 411
20 Duke 14-4 375
21 USC 15-3 338
22 Purdue 15-3 322
23 Kentucky 13-4 276
24 South Carolina 16-1 252
25 Indiana 15-3 210
Also Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 184, Clemson 53, Wichita St 38, Valparaiso 30, Notre Dame 14, Dayton 9, Saint Mary's 8, Gonzaga 5, Utah 3, Hawaii 3, Arkansas-Little Rock 1, Monmouth 1, Navy 1, Oregon 1
Dropped Out: Pittsburgh 20, Gonzaga 25

USA TODAY Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Oklahoma (26) 15-1 763
2 North Carolina (4) 16-2 727
3 Kansas (1) 15-2 700
4 Villanova 16-2 674
5 Maryland 16-2 629
6 Xavier 16-1 616
7 West Virginia 15-2 585
8 Texas A&M 15-2 532
9 Iowa 14-3 494
10 Michigan State 16-3 461
11 Arizona 15-3 438
12 Duke 14-4 360
13 Virginia 13-4 340
14 Miami (FL) 13-3 319
15 Baylor 14-3 306
16 Louisville 14-3 288
17 Providence 15-3 269
18 South Carolina 16-1 231
19 Kentucky 13-4 206
20 Pittsburgh 15-2 179
21 Iowa State 13-4 173
22 Purdue 15-3 167
23 Indiana 15-3 162
24 Butler 13-4 156
25 USC 15-3 103
Also Receiving Votes: Gonzaga 35, Clemson 29, Dayton 29, Oregon 20, Valparaiso 16, Wichita St 16, Connecticut 12, Saint Mary's 10, Michigan 6, Washington 5, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, California 5, LSU 3, Monmouth 3, Seton Hall 2, UAB 1
Dropped Out: Gonzaga 21