KU, Wichita State heading in opposite directions in latest AP poll

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) defends as Baylor guard Manu Lecomte (20) of Belgium moves to the basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Following a loss to Baylor over the weekend, Kansas continues to go in the wrong direction in the latest Associated Press men's basketball rankings.

After cracking the Top 5 three weeks ago, the Jayhawks have falling in all three polls since then, slipping to #13 in the latest one. The loss Saturday also knocked KU out of a first-place tie in the Big 12.

A couple of wins - against Memphis and UConn - helped Wichita State rebound in the rankings. The Shockers jumped three spots to 19th.

Virginia has climbed to No. 1 in the AP men's basketball poll for the first time in more than 35 years.

The Cavaliers earned 30 of 65 first-place votes in Monday's latest poll to outdistance No. 2 Michigan State. Virginia had suffered an overtime home loss Saturday to Virginia Tech, part of an upset-filled week that saw the top three teams lose.

But Tony Bennett's Cavaliers rose above the turmoil at the top, climbing a slot to No. 1 for the first time since December 1982 — the senior season of 7-foot-4 great Ralph Sampson.

The Spartans climbed two slots after their win against Purdue, while last week's No. 1 Villanova fell to third after a home loss to St. John's.

Xavier and Cincinnati rounded out the top five.