Texas drops four spots in latest AP Top 25 men’s rankings

Austin (KXAN) — After a 1-1 week and losing 116 points at home to Kansas State, the Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team has slipped into the Associated Press Top 25 rankings.

Texas has slipped four places to No. 10 in the nation’s rankings released Monday, and even after losing 116-103 to the Wildcats, Kansas State is still No. 11 behind the Longhorns.

Kansas is #2 among Big 12 Conference teams, moving up one spot after beating Texas Tech and West Virginia in conference play. Iowa State made the biggest jump in the rankings of any team, climbing 11 spots to 14th after wins over TCU and Oklahoma. Despite the loss, the Horned Frogs remained in 17th place in the rankings. Baylor just missed the top 25 and became the first team in the category to receive votes, with 93 points.

After losing their first game of the season to Rutgers, the Purdue Boilermakers dropped from first place to 3rd. Houston reclaimed the No. 1 spot with wins over SMU and Cincinnati. The Cougars are 16-1 this season, and on Dec. 10, they lost to No. 4 in Alabama. Boston College.

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Tennessee, Connecticut, UCLA, Gonzaga and Arizona round out the top 10 ahead of the Longhorns. Texas defeated Gonzaga 93-74 on November 16 at the Moody Center.

Texas (13-2, 2-1 Big 12 Conference) is at home in both games this week. They take on TCU #17 at 8:00 pm Wednesday and Texas Tech at 7:00 pm Saturday.

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