Texas Basketball Cracks AP Top 25 For First Time Since 2010-11

Texas basketballTexas entered the AP Top 25 for men's basketball for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

The Longhorns, after defeating three ranked teams in a row (No. 8 Iowa State, No. 22 Kansas State, No. 24 Baylor) for the first time in school history, are ranked No. 25.

After defeating No. 8 Iowa State in their biggest win of the year, it took a last-second three pointer to carry Texas over No. 22 Kansas State. Texas capped off its five-game win streak with a 74-60 win over No. 24 Baylor Saturday afternoon.

Despite cracking the AP Poll, Texas did not enter the top 25 of the Coaches Poll. However, Texas did receive 41 votes.

Arizona remains in No. 1, a position they've held for seven consecutive weeks. The other two undefeated teams, Syracuse and Wichita State, hold the No. 2 and No. 4 positions respectively.

AP Poll

1. Arizona (63)
2. Syracuse (2)
3. Florida
4. Wichita State
5. San Diego State
6. Kansas
7. Michigan State
8. Oklahoma State
9. Villanova
10. Michigan
11. Kentucky
12. Louisville
13. Cincinnati
14. Wisconsin
15. Iowa
16. Iowa State
17. Duke
18. Pittsburgh
19. Saint Louis
20. Creighton
21. UMass
22. Memphis
23. Oklahoma
24. Ohio State
25. Texas

Brian Kendall

Part-time journalist turned full-time blogger, Brian is an online staff writer at Horns Illustrated and serves as senior staff writer for digital marketing agency Speak Social. Brian currently resides in Austin and you can read his blog at the following address: briankendall.wordpress.com