Kansas takes No. 1 spot in latest AP men’s basketball poll

Monday January 4th, 2016

For the first time in five weeks, there’s a new school atop the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll.

The Kansas Jayhawks have jumped Michigan State for the top spot in the country after a 102–74 win over then-No. 23 Baylor, and a Spartans loss to Iowa. Michigan State is now down to No. 5.

Butler took the the biggest fall, from No. 9 to No. 18, after two losses to Providence and Xavier.

Below are the full rankings:

1. Kansas (44 first-place votes)
2. Oklahoma (21)
3. Maryland
4. Virginia
5. Michigan State
6. North Carolina
7. Arizona
8. Providence
9. Kentucky
10. Xavier
11. Villanova
12. Miami
13. Iowa State
14. Duke
15. SMU
16. Louisville
17. West Virginia
18. Butler
19. Iowa
20. Purdue
21. Texas A&M
22. South Carolina
23. Connecticut
24. Pittsburgh
25. Dayton

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