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College basketball poll (Nov. 20): Texas joins Baylor, Texas A&M in AP top 15

Kansas stayed at No. 1 and Miami climbed to No. 10 in the only major change at the top of the rankings.

Kansas’ comeback win in a marquee matchup kept the Jayhawks firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll on Monday while Miami climbed to its highest ranking in nearly five years.

The Jayhawks stayed at No. 1 and Miami climbed to No. 10 to replace a tumbling Florida Atlantic in the only major change at the top of the rankings.

There’s the potential for much more change next week with Thanksgiving holiday tournaments. The loaded Maui Invitational field includes five of the top 11 teams in Kansas, No. 2 Purdue, No. 4 Marquette, No. 7 Tennessee and No. 11 Gonzaga.


ON THE RISE: Colorado had the week’s biggest jump, rising seven spots to No. 18 to extend the program’s first stay in the poll since the end of the 2020-21 season.

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

In all, nine teams moved up from last week’s poll.


CONFERENCE WATCH: The Southeastern Conference led the way with six ranked teams, including No. 12 Texas A&M and No. 16 Kentucky. The Atlantic Coast and Big 12 conferences were next with four each.

The Pac-12 and Big East conferences each had three ranked teams, followed by the Big Ten with two. The American Athletic Conference, Sun Belt and West Coast Conference rounded out the field with one each.

AP Top 25

1. Kansas (52)3-01,5081
2. Purdue (5)3-01,4402
3. Arizona (3)5-01,3643
4. Marquette3-01,3164
5. UConn (1)4-01,2995
6. Houston6-01,1916
7. Tennessee3-01,1367
8. Creighton4-01,1198
9. Duke3-11,0849
10. Miami (FL) 5-092012
11. Gonzaga2-090211
12. Texas A&M4-086713
13. Baylor 4-077415
14. North Carolina3-065520
15. Texas4-065019
16. Kentucky3-161717
17. Alabama4-051622
18. Colorado 3-024125
19. Florida Atlantic2-122910
20. Arkansas3-122414
21. Michigan State3-222218
22. James Madison4-021724
23. USC3-116516
24. Virginia 4-0164NR
25. Mississippi State5-0163NR

Others receiving votes: Memphis 149, BYU 138, Illinois 138, San Diego St. 77, UCLA 75, TCU 69, Iowa St. 67, Villanova 44, Auburn 28, Clemson 12, Oklahoma 10, Princeton 10, Michigan 10, Liberty 7, South Carolina 3, Chattanooga 2, Nevada 1, Drake 1, Colorado St. 1.

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