Despite leading the majority of the way against Oklahoma State and defeating Baylor, who had received votes, the Iowa State men’s basketball team actually didn’t receive any votes in either the Associated Press or Coaches’ Top 25 polls for week 14 of the college basketball season.
Kansas fell to fifth in both polls after seeing their 33-game home winning streak snapped against Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Cowboys found their way back into the polls jumping to 22nd in the AP and 24th in the Coaches.
After dismantling Texas and edging out Oklahoma on the road, Kansas State got bumped up from 18th to 13th in the AP poll and from 21st to 15th in the Coaches poll. Oklahoma was the only other Big 12 team to receive votes, with two, in the Coaches poll.
Obviously, hindsight is 20/20, and after seeing the Cyclones destroy the Sooners it’s safe to say that they won’t be receiving votes again next week. Iowa State has put themselves in position to at least be on the fringe of the top 25 should they defeat Kansas State in Manhattan on Saturday. The Wildcats have a very winnable road game against Texas Tech tonight.
It’s not a given of course, as we said the same things about the Cyclones heading to Lubbock a few weeks back.
Indiana and Florida are the new top two teams in college basketball, receiving all the first-place votes and coming in at number one and two, respectively.
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