Hoops: Mixed Poll Results For Horns

The Texas men’s basketball team held onto its No.12 ranking in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll released Monday, but lost ground in the Associated Press poll by dropping a spot to No. 15. The new rankings come after a week that saw the Longhorns defeat UT-Arlington 85-70 but lose to Wake Forest 89-88 on Saturday.

Illinois remains atop both polls after crushing Valparaiso. Kansas remains at No. 2 in both polls after narrowly defeating South Carolina 64-60. Oklahoma State rose a position to the third spot in the polls with a win over UNLV.

The Demon Deacons climbed to the No. 4 spot in the Coaches poll (No. 5 in AP) after beating the Horns, while North Carolina claimed the No. 4 spot in the AP poll (No. 5 in Coaches). Duke moved up to No. 6 in the polls after fending off Oklahoma 78-67. Pittsburgh grabbed the No. 7 position in the Coaches poll (No. 10 in AP), followed by No. 8 Syracuse (No. 7 in AP). Georgia Tech sunk to No. 9 in both polls after losing to Gonzaga. Kentucky rounds out the top tier at the No. 10 slot in the Coaches poll (No. 8 in AP), coming off a 60-58 last minute win over Louisville.

Other than Kansas, Okie State and Texas, no other Big 12 conference team cracked the top 25.

The Longhorns play host to Centenary on Wednesday night.

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