AP Top 25: Kansas moves up to lead 3 ranked Big 12 teams

The final Associated Press Top 25 of the regular season released on Monday and entering the final stretch, only three of Big 12 programs are represented.

Fresh off of a week in which the Kansas Jayhawks notched a blowout 104-74 win over Oklahoma and a narrow 74-72 road victory over then-No. 6 Texas Tech, the Kansas Jayhawks climbed two spots from No. 8 to No. 6 in the latest AP Top 25.

The Jayhawks are riding a four-game winning streak. Courtesy of a win over the Red Raiders on Saturday, Kansas has clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the 14th straight season, which marks the longest streak in NCAA history. The Jayhawks will host Texas on Monday.

Unlike Kansas, Texas Tech slipped in the latest poll. After entering the week at No. 6 nationally, which marked the highest ranking in school history, the Red Raiders dropped back-to-back games to Oklahoma State and Kansas. As a result, Texas Tech dropped six spots to No. 12.

No. 20 West Virginia stands as the final Big 12 program represented in the latest AP poll.

Previously slogging through a stretch in which the Mountaineers had dropped seven of their last 11 appearances, West Virginia bounced back in a big way last week, notching wins over Baylor and Iowa State to reach and then surpass the 20-win threshold for the season. Now 21-8 (10-6), the Mountaineers will host a slumping Texas Tech team on Monday.

Here is the full top 25:

1
Virginia (48)
ACC
Record: 26-2
PV Rank

1

Points

1,608

2
Michigan State (17)
Big Ten
Record: 28-3
2
1,571
3
Xavier
Big East
Record: 25-4
4
1,422
4
Villanova
Big East
Record: 25-4
3
1,416
5
Duke
ACC
Record: 24-5
5
1,362
6
Kansas
Big 12
Record: 23-6
8
1,272
7
Gonzaga
West Coast
Record: 27-4
6
1,231
8
Purdue
Big Ten
Record: 26-5
9
1,178
9
North Carolina
ACC
Record: 22-7
10
1,140
10
Cincinnati
American Athletic Conference (AAC)
Record: 25-4
11
1,013
11
Wichita State
American Athletic Conference (AAC)
Record: 23-5
13
945
12
Texas Tech
Big 12
Record: 22-7
6
887
13
Ohio State
Big Ten
Record: 24-7
16
791
14
Auburn
SEC
Record: 24-5
12
781
15
Michigan
Big Ten
Record: 24-7
17
753
16
Tennessee
SEC
Record: 21-7
19
564
17
Rhode Island
Atlantic 10
Record: 23-4
18
558
18
Clemson
ACC
Record: 21-7
15
499
19
Arizona
Pac-12
Record: 22-7
14
450
20
West Virginia
Big 12
Record: 21-8
21
429
21
Nevada
Mountain West
Record: 25-5
20
386
22
Saint Mary’s (Cal)
West Coast
Record: 27-4
22
318
23
Kentucky
SEC
Record: 20-9
174
24
Middle Tennessee
Conference USA
Record: 23-5
24
144
25
Houston
American Athletic Conference (AAC)
Record: 22-6
23
45

This story will be updated.

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