Kansas strengthens grip on No. 1 spot in AP poll

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  • Associated Press

Nov 20, 2023, 01:17 PM ET

Kansas' comeback triumph successful a marquee matchup kept the Jayhawks firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press Top 25 men's assemblage hoops canvass connected Monday portion Miami climbed to its highest ranking successful astir 5 years.

The Jayhawks stayed astatine No. 1 and Miami climbed to No. 10 to regenerate a tumbling Florida Atlantic successful the lone large alteration astatine the apical of the rankings.

Kansas (3-0) rallied from 14 down to bushed Kentucky successful past week's Champions Classic, led by a immense crippled from transportation large antheral Hunter Dickinson successful its lone crippled of the week. That helped the Jayhawks prime up an further first-place ballot from past week, topping 52 of 61 ballots.

The Hurricanes (5-0) offered the lone alteration to the apical tier of the canvass aft beating Kansas State to triumph the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship. They climbed 2 spots to ace the apical 10 for the archetypal clip since spending 4 weeks determination aboriginal successful the 2017-18 season.

Miami replaced Florida Atlantic, which opened the twelvemonth astatine No. 10 aft past year's Final Four tally but fell 9 spots to No. 19 successful the week's biggest autumn aft a location nonaccomplishment to Bryant.

There's the imaginable for overmuch much alteration adjacent week with Thanksgiving vacation tournaments. The loaded Maui Invitational tract includes 5 of the apical 11 teams successful Kansas, No. 2 Purdue, No. 4 Marquette, No. 7 Tennessee and No. 11 Gonzaga.


Arizona checked successful astatine No. 3 and reigning NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies was No. 5, followed by No. 6 Houston, Tennessee, Creighton, Duke and Miami.


Colorado had the week's biggest jump, rising 7 spots to No. 18 to widen the program's archetypal enactment successful the canvass since the extremity of the 2020-21 season.

North Carolina was adjacent by jumping six spots to No. 14, followed by No. 17 Alabama (five spots) and No. 15 Texas (four).

In all, 9 teams moved up from past week's poll.


There were aggregate large slides successful the canvass down the Owls.

No. 23 USC fell 7 spots aft a location nonaccomplishment to UC Irvine, portion No. 20 Arkansas tumbled six spots aft losing to UNC Greensboro astatine home.

No. 21 Michigan State was the 4th and last squad to autumn from past week, sliding 3 spots aft a nonaccomplishment to Duke successful the Champions Classic. The Spartans rebounded with big-margin wins against Butler and Alcorn State.


Ten teams stayed successful their presumption past week, including the Zags.


No. 24 Virginia and No. 25 Mississippi State were the week's caller additions, with the Bulldogs cracking the canvass for the archetypal clip since the 2018-19 season.


Villanova (No. 21) and Illinois (No. 23 fell retired of the poll.


The Southeastern Conference led the mode with six ranked teams, including No. 12 Texas A&M and No. 16 Kentucky. The Atlantic Coast and Big 12 conferences were adjacent with 4 each.

The Pac-12 and Big East conferences each had 3 ranked teams, followed by the Big Ten with two. The American Athletic Conference, Sun Belt and West Coast Conference rounded retired the tract with 1 each.