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Bleacher Report Top 25: Kansas Holds Down No. 1 Ranking

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 27:  Sherron Collins #4 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives for a shot attempt against Raymar Morgan #2 of the Michigan State Spartans during the third round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Jameson FlemingSenior Writer IAugust 10, 2016

A few weeks after voting Kansas as the No. 1 team in the country, 14 Bleacher Report writers once again ranked the Jayhawks first in almost near unanimous fashion. There was a little bit of jumbling at the top of the poll as Michigan State assumed the second spot from Texas.

If you'd like to participate in the Bleacher Report Top 25, email me at jamesonfleming@gmail.com to receive a ballot each Sunday. Ballots are to be submitted during the day on Monday so the poll can be posted Tuesday.

Ranking, Team, votes (first place votes), ranking last week.

1. Kansas 349 (13), 1

2. Michigan State 331 (1), 3

3. Kentucky 309, 5

4. Texas 302, 2

5. Villanova 285, 4

6. North Carolina 283, 7

7. Purdue 271, 9

8. West Virginia 254, 7

9. Duke 222, 6

10. Tennessee 198, 10

11. Connecticut 185, 13

12. Washington 166, 11

13. California 159, 12

14. Ohio State 158, 17

15. Michigan 149, 16

16. Butler 141, 21

17. Minnesota 107, 14

18. Georgia Tech 92, 18

19. Oklahoma 74, 24

20. Georgetown 68, 19

21. Dayton 66, 27

22. Clemson 56, 28

23. Illinois 45, 25

24. Syracuse 44, 20

25. Louisville 41, 29

Others receiving votes: Siena 39, Mississippi State 35, Maryland 35, Gonzaga 19, Xavier 19, South Carolina 16, Notre Dame 8, Mississippi 7, Florida State 5, Cincinnati 4, LSU 4, UCLA 4, Cornell 4, Vanderbilt 3, Western Kentucky 1, Memphis 1, Rider 1.

Participants: Jameson Fleming, Ari Kramer, Paul Swaney, Chris Marakovitz, Henry Ball, Blake Stansbery, Steve Tater, Paul Seaver, Nick Rall, Daniel Abbas, Kristofer Green, Caleb M., Carl Stine, Mark Fodor.

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