College basketball rankings: Kansas, Alabama falls in top five in updated coach poll


Kansas fell to No. 4 in this week’s coaching poll after losing 75-59 in Texas on Saturday. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for the Jayhawks, who won the Big 12 title straight away and remain a predicted No. 1 for the NCAA tournament in Jerry Palms Bracketology.

However, No. 3 Purdue and No. 2 UCLA each moved up this week to pass KU after weeks unbeaten. Both the Boilermakers and Bruins won their respective leagues by multiple games and have fewer losses than Kansas. The Jayhawks weren’t the only top-five team to fall after losing this weekend, however, as Alabama dropped three places after losing at Texas A&M.

The Crimson Tide are also a predicted #1 in Palm’s Bracketology and the outright SEC champions, but haven’t looked as sharp lately amid off-court distractions involving star newcomer Brandon Miller.

The biggest mover on this week’s poll is No. 21 Duke, who came back on the polls after beating arch-rivals North Carolina on Saturday to enter the postseason on a six-game winning streak. His blue-blooded Kentucky also cracked the coaching poll at No. 24 after beating Arkansas en route to the SEC tournament with five wins in their last six games. .

Coach Survey

  1. Houston (29)
  2. UCLA
  3. Purdue
  4. Kansas (2)
  5. Alabama
  6. Marquette
  7. Texas
  8. gonzaga
  9. Arizona
  10. Baylor
  11. Virginia
  12. State of Kansas
  13. Miami
  14. UConn
  15. xavier
  16. Saint Mary
  17. Indiana
  18. Texas A&M
  19. Tennessee
  20. san diego st
  21. duke
  22. Creighton
  23. TCU
  24. Kentucky
  25. northwest

Get votes too: Providence 30; Maryland 26; FAU25; State of Iowa 24; Missouri 18; Oral Roberts 14; State of Michigan 14; Toledo 11; Pittsburgh 10; NC state 9; West Virginia 6; Utah St. 5; Virginia Tech 3; Iowa 3; Vanderbilt2; State of Boise 1.

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