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Kansas moves to No. 1; Zona up one spot to No. 7

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 13:51:31-05
UNDATED (AP) - Kansas and Oklahoma moved to the top two spots in The Associated Press' college basketball poll and the Big 12 schools will meet Monday night.
 
Kansas (12-1) received 44 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday while Oklahoma (12-0) got the other 21.
 
It will be the 40th time the top two teams in the poll have faced each other.
 
Maryland and Virginia both moved up one spot to third and fourth while Michigan State, which was No. 1 for the last four weeks, fell to fifth. North Carolina, Arizona, Providence, Kentucky and Xavier completed the Top Ten.
 
Kansas is the fourth school to be ranked No. 1 this season, joining North Carolina, Kentucky and Michigan State.
 
Iowa, Connecticut, Pittsburgh and Dayton are the four newcomers this week, replacing Utah, Cincinnati, Baylor and UCLA.
 
1. Kansas (44) 12-1
2. Oklahoma (21) 12-0
3. Maryland 13-1
4. Virginia 12-1
5. Michigan St. 14-1
6. North Carolina 13-2
7. Arizona 13-1
8. Providence 14-1
9. Kentucky 11-2
10. Xavier 13-1
11. Villanova 12-2
12. Miami 12-1
13. Iowa St. 11-2
14. Duke 12-2
15. SMU 13-0
16. Louisville 12-2
17. West Virginia 12-1
18. Butler 11-3
19. Iowa 11-3
20. Purdue 13-2
21. Texas A&M 11-2
22. South Carolina 13-0
23. UConn 10-3
24. Pittsburgh 12-1
25. Dayton 11-2
 
Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 61, California 54, Texas Tech 40, George Washington 38, Saint Mary's (Cal) 23, Baylor 22, Colorado 4, Oregon St. 4, Seton Hall 4, Saint Joseph's 3, Utah 3, Wichita St. 3, Cincinnati 2, Indiana 2, Michigan 2, Akron 1, Oregon 1.