With Michigan State's setback in their opening conference game, a new No. 1 tops the AP Poll this week. With 44 of the 65 votes, the Kansas Jayhawks take over the top spot. Oklahoma picked up the other 21 votes to begin the week at No. 2.
The two Big XII foes will meet Monday night.
Maryland, Virginia and Michigan State round out the rest of the top five.
The Dayton Flyers move into the No. 25 spot after wins over Arkansas and Duquense. They will meet Massachusetts and La Salle in Atlantic 10 action this week.
Other teams in our coverage area receiving votes this week were Gonzaga (61), George Washington (38), St. Mary's (23), St. Joseph's (3), Wichita State (3) and Akron (1).
Here is the complete AP Poll for Week 9
AP Poll Week 9
|1||Kansas Jayhawks (44)||12-1||1,598|
|2||Oklahoma Sooners (21)||12-0||1,574|
|5||Michigan State Spartans||14-1||1,400|
|6||North Carolina Tar Heels||13-2||1,275|
|13||Iowa State Cyclones||11-2||844|
|14||Duke Blue Devils||12-2||830|
|17||West Virginia Mountaineers||12-1||558|
|21||Texas A&M Aggies||11-2||420|
|22||South Carolina Gamecocks||13-0||286|
|Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 61, California 54, Texas Tech 40, George Washington 38, Saint Mary's 23, Baylor 22, Oregon State 4, Colorado 4, Seton Hall 4, Saint Joseph's 3, Wichita St 3, Utah 3, Cincinnati 2, Indiana 2, Michigan 2, Akron 1, Oregon 1|