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College Basketball Rankings: Texas Longhorns Rise to No. 3

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The University of Texas men's basketball continued its rapid ascent in the national college basketball rankings, rising in both the AP and Coaches Polls to No. 3 this week after beating Oklahoma State 61-46 in Stillwater and then handling Missouri 71-58 in Austin.  The Longhorns were ranked No. 7 in the polls heading into the week.

Monday night Texas will travel to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies, who fell to No. 16 in the rankings after losing 57-48 in Lincoln on Saturday. Two other Big 12 teams remain in the college basketball polls this week: No. 2 Kansas and No. 14/15 Missouri.

The AP Top 10 college basketball rankings for this week are as follows:

1.  Ohio State (1,625)

2.  Kansas (1,519)

3.  Texas (1,500)

4.  Pittsburgh (1,433)

5.  Duke (1,284)

6.  Connecticut (1,275)

7.  San Diego St. (1,218)

8.  BYU (1,159)

9.  Notre Dame (1,116)

10. Kentucky (1,037)