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AP Poll Week 15: Iowa State at #13

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A 1-1 week sees Iowa State move up one spot in the AP's rankings. Who else gained or lost ground?

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After a week that saw the Cyclones drop to Texas Tech in Lubbock last Wednesday and handle #24 Texas at home, Iowa State moved up one spot to #13 in this week's AP NCAA Men's Basketball poll. The Clones, now back to full strength with the return of Jameel McKay, travel to Waco, Texas tomorrow for a showdown with the #25 Baylor Bears. It's been revealed that Deonte Burton will hold onto his starting spot for the game, with McKay once more coming off the bench. That may change by Saturday, when Iowa State hosts TCU at home.

In other Big 12 news, Kansas finally moved ahead of Oklahoma after beating them on their home court, locking down the #2 spot just ahead of the Sooners at #3. The Jayhawks get to face an Oklahoma State that resoundingly beat them a few weeks ago, although tonight the rematch will be held at Allen Fieldhouse. Meanwhile, Oklahoma faces two road tests this week, starting on Wednesday with Texas Tech and finishing Saturday at #10 West Virginia. The Mountaineers have a tough road battle before that game though, matching up with Texas tomorrow night on the Deuce.

Villanova held on to the #1 spot after two ho-hum games over St. Johns and DePaul. The Iowa Hawkeyes also stayed at their previous ranking of #4 after dropping to Indiana away and holding off Minnesota at home. North Carolina continued its climb, moving up from #9 to #5 this week, while Maryland tumbles from #2 to #6 after getting manhandled by Wisconsin at home. Virginia, Xavier, Michigan State, and aforementioned West Virginia round out the top 10. The full rankings are available below.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Points
1 Villanova Wildcats (44) 22-3 1601
2 Kansas Jayhawks (21) 21-4 1578
3 Oklahoma Sooners 20-4 1471
4 Iowa Hawkeyes 20-5 1349
5 North Carolina Tar Heels 21-4 1343
6 Maryland Terrapins 22-4 1248
7 Virginia Cavaliers 20-5 1188
8 Xavier Musketeers 22-3 1174
8
Michigan State Spartans 21-5 1174
10 West Virginia Mountaineers
20-5 1094
11 Miami-Florida Hurricanes
20-4 1036
12 Arizona Wildcats
21-5 823
13 Iowa State Cyclones
18-7 742
14 Kentucky Wildcats
19-6 692
15 Dayton Flyers
21-3 681
16 Oregon Ducks
20-6 529
17 Purdue Boilermakers
20-6 497
18 Louisville Cardinals
19-6 494
19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
18-7 489
20 Duke Blue Devils
19-6 462
21 SMU Mustangs
21-3 441
22 Indiana Hoosiers
20-6 232
23 Providence Friars
19-7 125
24 Texas Longhorns
16-9 123
25 Baylor Bears
18-7 97

USA Today Coaches PoIl

Rank Team Record Points
1 Villanova (25) 22-3 785
2 Kansas (7) 21-4 764
3 Oklahoma 20-4 680
4 North Carolina 21-4 674
5 Maryland 22-4 636
6 Iowa 20-5 624
7 Xavier 22-3 615
8 Virginia 20-5 489
9 Michigan State 21-5 560
10 Miami 20-4 558
11 West Virginia 20-5 488
12 Arizona 21-5 425
13 Dayton 21-3 382
14 Kentucky 19-6 346
15 Iowa State 18-7 319
16 Purdue 20-6 298
17 Oregon 20-6 259
18 Notre Dame 18-7 203
19 Duke 19-6 183
20 Providence 19-7 161
21 Indiana 20-6 154
22 Baylor 18-7 109
23 South Carolina 21-4 108
24 Texas A&M 18-7 106
25 Texas 16-9 73