College hoops rankings: Kansas No. 1 in coaches poll, Villanova No. 1 in AP
Gonzaga, undefeated, is ranked third, while Arizona is now in the top 10 after beating UCLA
The latest coaches poll is out, and the split continues. While Villanova is No. 1 in the AP, Kansas has a solid grip on the top spot here. Gonzaga, undefeated and ranked No. 1 at KenPom.com, is third and has three first-place votes this week.
Arizona gets the biggest jump, hopping up to ninth after its huge win at UCLA. Yet, the Bruins are still ranked ahead of the Wildcats, strangely enough. This is why polls can be so silly sometimes. Also silly: South Carolina and Florida are hanging on to their rankings, even when UNC Wilmington, Northwestern and Kansas State all played well enough last week to warrant a vault.
The biggest drop in the polls this week is West Virginia's plunge from No. 8 to No. 18. WVU fell at home to Oklahoma in overtime on Wednesday, then lost at Kansas State on Saturday.
Here's the coaches poll in full, with a league-by-league tally below:
1. Kansas (18-1, 18 first-place votes)
2. Villanova (19-1, 11)
3. Gonzaga (19-0, 3)
4. Kentucky (17-2)
5. Baylor (18-1)
6. North Carolina (18-3)
7. UCLA (19-2)
8. Florida State (16-4)
9. Arizona (18-2)
10. Oregon (18-2)
11. Butler (17-3)
12. Notre Dame (17-3)
13. Virginia (15-3)
14. Louisville (15-3)
15. Wisconsin (16-3)
16. Creighton (18-2)
17. Duke (15-4)
18. West Virginia (15-4)
19. Cincinnati (17-2)
20. Purdue (16-4)
21. Saint Mary's (17-2)
22. Xavier (14-5)
23. Maryland (17-2)
24. South Carolina (15-4)
25. Florida (14-5)
Also receiving votes: North Carolina-Wilmington 21; Northwestern 21; Kansas State 17; Indiana 16; Southern California 16; Southern Methodist 16; Middle Tennessee 4; New Mexico State 4; Iowa State 4; Miami (Fla.) 2; Nevada 1.
Breakdown by conference
Big East: 4
Big 12: 3
Big Ten: 3
West Coast: 2
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