Men's Hoops: Wichita State Ranked #3 in the Nation

Ted Woodward
December 11, 2017 - 2:18 pm

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The new weekly college men's basketball polls have been released this week, and Wichita State (8-1) is now ranked #3 in the nation.

Villanova (10-0) now has the #1 spot in both the Associated Press and the USA Todayo Coaches polls, moving up three spots from last week. Michigan State (9-1) moves up one spot to #2 in both polls.

WSU, coming off a home win over South Dakota State and a road victory at Oklahoma State, is now ranked #3 in both polls, jumping over Duke, Kansas, and Florida in the rankings.

Kansas (7-2), coming off back-to-back home losses this week, dropped 10 spots to #12 in the Coaches poll, and down 11 slots to #13 in the A.P. poll.

Villanova and Michigan State are getting most of the first-place votes in both polls, although Arizona State (9-0) zoomed ahead 11 spots up to #5 in the A.P., poll and is receiving a few first-place votes after a road win at then #2 Kansas.

In the NCAA RPI ratings, Kansas is 11th, Wichita State 27th, and Kansas State (8-2) at 127th.

In ESPN's BPI ratings, Wichita State is #2, Kansas is #3, and K-State is #42.

In Ken Pomeroy's ratings, WSU is #4, Kansas is 7th, and KSU is #43.

The WSU Men's Basketball Coach's Show with head coach Gregg Marshall is at 6:00 p.m. Monday on 98.7 and 1330 KNSS, hosted by the play-by-play voice of the Shockers, Mike Kennedy; the show broadcasts live from A.J.'s Sports Grill at The Alley, at 13th & Greenwich.

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