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Texas falls to No. 5 in latest AP Poll

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Texas Longhorns men’s basketball fell from No. 4 to No. 5 in the latest AP Poll.

That’s despite a rousing win over the Kansas State Wildcats last week, in which the Longhorns leaped out to a respectable lead in the first half, only to maintain it throughout the entirety of their 82-67 win. The Iowa Hawkeyes, however, managed to leap Texas in the latest rankings due to Texas’ last-second loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders last week, in which the Red Raiders bested the Longhorns 79-77 – Texas’ first Big 12 loss of the season.

The Red Raiders climbed to No. 12, from No. 15, in this week’s rankings thanks to that.

Elsewhere in the Big 12, the Baylor Bears maintained their No. 2 ranking (below the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs and above the No. 3 Villanova Wildcats.) The Kansas Jayhawks fell from No. 6 to No. 9 after a loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The West Virginia Mountaineers fell from No. 13 to No. 14. The Oklahoma Sooners also received votes for the Top 25.