AP TOP 25: Oklahoma State Slips

Jamie Squire

The Cowboys opened the week by routing TCU, but after a narrow loss at Kansas they find themselves outside the Top 10. Just how far did they fall?

Six of the Big 12's ten teams are ranked in the AP Top 25 this week. That's 60% of the conference! Insane.

#8 Kansas

Big wins over Iowa State and Oklahoma State catapulted the Jayhawks to the Big 12's highest ranked team. To say Kansas has been impressive as of late is an understatement. (Even if they are playing with a little more court than everyone else.)

#11 Oklahoma State

The Pokes slipped only two spots from last week's poll after the loss at KU on Saturday. The blowout win over TCU earlier in the week, and terrific second half against Kansas kept the Cowboys from sliding too far.

OSU will get a little bit of rest before looking to rebound against West Virginia this Saturday. The rest comes at a good time as Marcus Smart and company continue to adjust to the loss of Cobbins, especially with Bedlam looming just around the corner.

#16 Iowa State

What a difference a week makes, and if your an Iowa State fan it's a week you would rather forget. Last week the Cyclones were the highest ranked Big 12 team in the AP Poll. This week they tumbled eight spots after extending their losing streak with losses to Kansas and Texas. The good news is they should be able to stop the free fall as the schedule gets a little easier for the next couple of weeks.

#22 Kansas State

The AP Poll welcomes the Wildcats back to the party following wins over Oklahoma and West Virginia.

#24 Baylor

After three straight loses the Bears are hanging onto the Top 25 by a hair. I expect them to get back in the win column with upcoming games against WVU and Texas before coming into Gallagher-Iba Arena on February 1st.

#25 Oklahoma

For the second week in a row OU comes in at #25. After the loss to Kansas State it didn't look like the Sooners would be back, but an upset over Baylor saw to their return. OU will look to ride that momentum this week with games against TCU and Texas Tech. Wins there would setup for a great Bedlam match-up on Monday.

AP TOP 25

Rank Team Record Pts
1 Arizona Wildcats 18-0 1621
2 Syracuse Orange 18-0 1559
3 Michigan St. Spartans 17-1 1497
4 Villanova Wildcats 16-1 1377
5 Wichita St. Shockers 19-0 1368
6 Florida Gators 15-2 1303
7 San Diego St. Aztecs 16-1 1211
8 Kansas Jayhawks 13-4 1117
9 Wisconsin Badgers 16-2 1074
10 Iowa Hawkeyes 15-3 1041
11 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 15-3 971
12 Louisville Cardinals 16-3 804
13 UMass Minutemen 16-1 781
14 Kentucky Wildcats 13-4 769
15 Cincinnati Bearcats 17-2 736
16 Iowa St. Cyclones 14-3 644
17 Ohio St. Buckeyes 15-3 549
18 Duke Blue Devils 14-4 447
19 Saint Louis Billikens 17-2 421
20 Pittsburgh Panthers 16-2 419
21 Michigan Wolverines 13-4 362
22 Kansas St. Wildcats 14-4 221
23 Memphis Tigers 13-4 201
24 Baylor Bears 13-4 170
25 Oklahoma Sooners 14-4 111
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