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Week 7 AP Top 25/Coaches Poll; Cincinnati Rises in AP Poll, Drops in Coaches Poll

Cincinnati rises in the AP Poll and drops in the Coaches Poll (for some reason).

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Here we have our Week 7 USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 Poll. Michigan State sits atop both polls with Kansas ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll and Oklahoma taking the No. 2 spot in the Coaches Poll.

Cincinnati had a nice week last week, winning games against Norfolk State and VCU. The 69-63 win over VCU is certainly the highlight of the week as the Bearcats took down the Rams on the road. As a result, Cincinnati rose one spot in the AP Poll from No. 23 to No. 22. In a bit of a head-scratcher, the Bearcats dropped in the Coaches Poll one spot to No. 21.

That ranking is sure to improve if the Bearcats can pull off a home win against the 9-1 Iowa State Cyclones Tuesday. Iowa State ranks No. 11 in the AP Poll and No. 9 in the Coaches Poll. The Cyclones were ranked in the top-five of both polls just a week ago before suffering their first loss of their season to Northern Iowa on Saturday.

Keeping tabs on Cincinnati's past and future opponents, Xavier is climbing fast, ranked No. 6 in both polls. Butler is No. 9 in the AP Poll and No. 12 in the Coaches Poll. George Washington is now ranked No. 20 in both polls, just ahead of the Bearcats, and SMU is No. 18 in the AP Poll. Connecticut is receiving votes outside the Top 25 in each set of rankings.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1st PREV
1 Michigan St 12-0 773 29 1
2 Oklahoma 8-0 718 2 3
3 Kansas 9-1 716 0 5
4 Maryland 10-1 687 0 7
5 Virginia 9-1 646 0 9
6 Xavier 11-0 603 0 10
7 North Carolina 9-2 520 0 11
8 Arizona 11-1 517 0 12
9 Iowa St. 9-1 506 0 2
10 Duke 9-2 455 0 6
11 Kentucky 9-2 441 0 4
12 Butler 9-1 410 0 18
13 Purdue 11-1 378 0 8
14 Providence 11-1 376 0 14
15 Louisville 9-1 371 0 16
16 Miami-Florida 9-1 323 0 19
17 Villanova 8-2 310 0 13
18 West Virginia 9-1 301 0 16
19 Texas A&M 9-2 169 0 24
20 George Washington 10-1 159 0 22
21 Cincinnati 10-2 153 0 20
22 Baylor 8-2 122 0 14
23 South Carolina 10-0 77 0 25
24 Gonzaga 8-3 59 0 21
25 Vanderbilt 7-3 45 0 23
Others Receiving Votes: Connecticut 38; Utah 35; Pittsburgh 34; Colorado 31; UCLA 22; Oregon 18; Notre Dame 15; Dayton 10; California 8; Arkansas-Little Rock 8; Northern Iowa 5; Texas 5; Florida 4; Indiana 3; Iowa 2; Monmouth 2.

AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Michigan State Spartans (64) 12-0 1,623
2 Kansas Jayhawks (1) 9-1 1,537
3 Oklahoma Sooners 8-0 1,495
4 Maryland Terrapins 10-1 1,428
5 Virginia Cavaliers 9-1 1,350
6 Xavier Musketeers 11-0 1,287
7 North Carolina Tar Heels 9-2 1,215
8 Arizona Wildcats 11-1 1,056
9 Butler Bulldogs 9-1 947
10 Providence Friars 11-1 911
11 Iowa State Cyclones 9-1 907
12 Kentucky Wildcats 9-2 856
13 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 9-1 851
14 Purdue Boilermakers 11-1 833
15 Duke Blue Devils 9-2 809
16 Louisville Cardinals 9-1 652
17 Villanova Wildcats 8-2 649
18 SMU Mustangs 9-0 628
19 West Virginia Mountaineers 9-1 470
20 George Washington Colonials 10-1 366
21 Texas A&M Aggies 9-2 327
22 Cincinnati Bearcats 10-2 315
23 Baylor Bears 8-2 141
24 Utah Utes 9-2 107
25 South Carolina Gamecocks 10-0 87
Others receiving votes: UCLA 49, Connecticut 46, Oregon 34, Gonzaga 33, Colorado 27, Dayton 17, Pittsburgh 16, Northern Iowa 15, Arkansas-Little Rock 14, Vanderbilt 8, Monmouth 6, Iowa 5, Texas 3, Florida 3, Northwestern 2