College Basketball Top 25 Polls: Week 18

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

This week's Top 25 Polls are out, which Big 12 teams made it in?

For the fourth straight week the Big 12 had three teams make the cut in the polls.

#8 Kansas

KU fell just three spots after Saturday night's loss to Oklahoma State. They rank 8th in both polls. The Jayhawks will wrap up the regular season against Texas Tech and West Virginia this week, but they will have to do it without their freshman phenom Joel Emiid.

#16 Iowa State

Iowa State fell at Kansas State, but the win against West Virginia earlier in the week kept them from falling in the polls. The Cyclones dropped one spot to 16th in the AP Poll, and remained at 17th in the Coaches.

#23 Oklahoma

Last week Texas was the third Big 12 team in the polls, but after being drummed by Oklahoma, the Sooners have replaced the Longhorns in both polls. OU will defend their ranking this week against West Virginia and TCU.

On The Outside Looking In

If the polls went to 26, Texas would still be ranked. It's been a rough stretch for the Longhorns as of late. They've lost 3 of the last 4, but with games against Texas Tech and TCU upcoming, they should be able to get some things worked out before the conference tournament.

The only other Big 12 schools receiving honorable mention are set to square off tonight in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Kansas received the second most votes for teams on the outside, but it's not going to be easy for the Wildcats to break into the polls. KSU's final two games are against Oklahoma State and Baylor.

The Cowboys made a statement against Kansas, that this team wasn't done. It looks like the nation agrees. OSU received one vote in the AP, and 4 votes in the Coaches Poll! Wins against K-State, and Iowa State this week could see the Pokes ranked in the Top 25 next week, and would all but guarantee they make the tournament of 68.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS PREV
1 Florida Gators (46) 27-2 1606 1
2 Wichita St. Shockers 31-0 1555 2
3 Arizona Wildcats (5) 27-2 1514 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 23-6 1364 6
5 Virginia Cavaliers 25-5 1304 12
6 Villanova Wildcats 26-3 1292 8
7 Syracuse Orange 26-3 1240 4
8 Kansas Jayhawks 22-7 1200 5
9 Wisconsin Badgers 24-5 1075 14
10 San Diego St. Aztecs 25-3 995 13
11 Louisville Cardinals 24-5 959 7
12 Michigan Wolverines 21-7 899 16
13 Creighton Bluejays 23-5 892 9
14 North Carolina Tar Heels 22-7 755 19
15 Cincinnati Bearcats 24-5 737 11
16 Iowa St. Cyclones 22-6 613 15
17 Saint Louis Billikens 25-4 539 10
18 SMU Mustangs 23-6 427 23
19 Connecticut Huskies 23-6 423 NR
20 Memphis Tigers 22-7 364 21
21 New Mexico Lobos 23-5 338 25
22 Michigan St. Spartans 22-7 322 18
23 Oklahoma Sooners 21-8 183 NR
24 Iowa Hawkeyes 20-9 94 20
25 Kentucky Wildcats 21-8 92 17

Others receiving votes: Texas 70, Virginia Commonwealth 58, UCLA 45, Stephen F. Austin 38, Gonzaga 38, Kansas State 19, Saint Joseph's 19, Ohio State 17, Green Bay 13, Harvard 7, Massachusetts 5, Arizona State 5, Pittsburgh 2, Colorado 2, Xavier 2, North Carolina Central 1, Southern Miss 1, Oklahoma State 1

Dropped from rankings: Ohio State 22, Texas 24

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS Prev
1 Florida Gators (25) 27-2 793 1
2 Wichita State Shockers (7) 31-0 769 2
3 Arizona Wildcats 27-2 741 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 23-6 672 7
5 Virginia Cavaliers 25-5 656 11
6 Villanova Wildcats 26-3 647 9
7 Syracuse Orange 26-3 563 5
8 Kansas Jayhawks 22-7 559 6
9 Louisville Cardinals 24-5 548 4
10 San Diego State Aztecs 25-3 511 13
11 Wisconsin Badgers 24-5 489 14
12 Michigan Wolverines 21-7 455 16
13 Creighton Bluejays 23-5 411 10
14 North Carolina Tar Heels 22-7 352 21
15 Cincinnati Bearcats 24-5 351 12
16 Saint Louis Billikens 25-4 293 8
17 Iowa St. Cyclones 22-6 277 17
18 Southern Methodist Univ. Mustangs 23-6 185 24
19 Connecticut Huskies 23-6 170 NR
20 Memphis Tigers 22-7 160 22
21 New Mexico Lobos 23-5 146 NR
22 Michigan State Spartans 22-7 143 18
23 Oklahoma Sooners 21-8 123 25
24 Kentucky Wildcats 21-8 106 15
25 Iowa Hawkeyes 20-9 86 19

Others receiving votes: Texas 50, Kansas State 40, Ohio State 21, UCLA 20, Virginia Commonwealth 19, Gonzaga 10, Stephen F. Austin 9, Pittsburgh 7, Southern Miss 6, Massachusetts 4, Oklahoma State 4, Saint Joseph's 3, Harvard 1

Dropped from rankings: Ohio State 20, Texas 23

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