Unbeaten Houston leaps Kansas into No

Purdue held its place atop the AP Top 25 on Monday following its win over Illinois in a top-10 showdown, while Houston jumped Kansas into 2nd place as the last unbeaten team in Division I guys’s college basketball.The Boilermakers, who beat the No. 9 Illini 83-78 last week, got 5 more first-place votes and had 54 of the 63 possible to remain at No. 1 for the fourth straight week. The Cougars received 7 first-place votes and were second, while the Jayhawks had the other two first-place votes however fell a spot to third after their down-to-the-wire win over TCU.Editor’s Picks Houston is 14-0 for the third time in school history after starting its Huge 12 period with a romp past West Virginia

. Losses by James Madison and Ole Miss left the Cougars with the only unblemished record.” I believe our kids have constantly had a little a chip on their shoulders here,”Houston coach Kelvin Sampson stated.

“We have actually needed to get a few of our own fans to understand that we’re pretty good. They were so bad for so long. Some of them still have not figured it out. Our kids have, and our coaches have, and we know who we are. And what we can doing.”Team Tape-record 1. Purdue( 54 )14-1 2. Houston (7)14-0 3. Kansas(2)13-1 4. UConn 13-2 5. Tennessee 11-3 6. Kentucky 11-2 7. North

Carolina 11-3 8. Arizona 12-3 9. Oklahoma 13-1 10. Illinois 11-3

11. Marquette 11-4 11 . Duke 11-3 13. Memphis 13-2 14.
Baylor 12-2 15. Wisconsin 11-3 16. Auburn 12-2 17 . Colorado State 13-2
18. BYU 12-2 19. San Diego State 13-2

20. Utah State 14-1 21. Clemson 11-3 22. Creighton 11-4 23. Gonzaga 11-4
24. Florida Atlantic 11-4
25. Texas 11-3 In fact, the
Cougars have actually been doing it for
a while now. They went to the Last Four 3 years earlier, the Elite Eight two years back and the Sugary food 16 last season, when they

spent seven week
atop the AP survey .”Every group is different,”Cougars guard Jamal Shead stated
. “I think with this group , much like
all the other teams, we’re bonded off the court. I believe that plays a huge part in having the ability to get onto each other in game and
be able to say anything to each

other. We understand we aren’t going to take
it the wrong way, so we’re able
to get on each other and keep
pressing.” Defending

national champ UConn stayed at No. 4, Tennessee was fifth and Kentucky sixth. North Carolina went up one spot to seventh, Arizona and Oklahoma each bumped up two, and Illinois fell one spot to round out the leading 10.

Marquette dropped four spots into a tie at No. 11 with Duke following its loss to Seton Hall, that made quite a statement last week and almost went into the poll after a set of wins over ranked teams; the Pirates likewise beat Providence.The Golden Eagles and Blue Devils were followed by Memphis, Baylor and Wisconsin, which jumped 6 areas after wins over Iowa and Nebraska. Auburn made the most significant move after

beating Pennsylvania and blowing out Arkansas, climbing up 9 spots to No. 16, and was followed by Colorado State and BYU, which lost to Cincinnati in the Big 12 launching for those 2 schools.San Diego State returned to the survey at No. 19

and Utah State went into at No. 20, the very first time the Aggies have actually been ranked given that the very first 5 weeks of the 2019-20 season. Clemson, Creighton, Gonzaga, FAU and Texas completed the Top 25. RISING AND FALLING Auburn is up to No. 16 on the strength of seven consecutive wins, the second-longest streak in the SEC behind Georgia’s nine-game run. The Tigers are simply behind the Badgers, whose only loss because mid-November came at No. 8 Arizona.No. 24 FAU’s fall continued with a loss to Charlotte. The Owls were seventh two weeks ago before losing to Florida Gulf Coast.IN AND OUT San Diego State and Creighton are ranked once again, while Utah State’s launching at No. 20 comes amid a 13-game winning streak that is tied with Samford for the second-longest nationally behind unbeaten Houston.Those three replaced Ole Miss and James Madison, who each lost for the very first time, and Providence, which lost twice last week.CONFERENCE enjoy The Big 12 had 2 of the leading 3 groups and six

in the Top 25, double the total of any other conference. The Mountain West added San Diego State and Utah State to Colorado State and is tied with the Big 10, Big East, ACC and SEC with three each.

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