Kansas Tops Bleacher Report Top 25, But Florida and Gonzaga Are Rising

Jameson FlemingSenior Writer IDecember 1, 2009

TAMPA, FL - MARCH 13:  Alex Tyus #23 of the Florida Gators dunks the ball over Quantez Robertson #23 of the Auburn Tigers during the quaterfinal round of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 13, 2009 at The St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report's college basketball writers have still found no reason to remove Kansas from the top spot in the rankings especially after Michigan State's loss to previously unranked Florida.

11 writers participated in this week's poll conducted after Sunday's games. After about half of the teams in last week's top 25 lost, there was a lot of shake up in this week's rankings.

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, (record through Monday) votes (first place votes), ranking last week.

1. Kansas (5-0) 274 (10) LW: 1

2. Texas (5-0) 264 (1) LW: 3

3. Villanova (6-0) 243 LW: 5

4. Kentucky (7-0) 234 LW: 4

5. Purdue (5-0) 223 LW: 6

6. Duke (6-0) 220 LW: 7

7. West Virginia (5-0) 214 LW: 8

8. Syracuse (7-0) 199 LW:9

9. Michigan State (5-1) 196 LW: 2

10. Tennessee (5-1) 172 LW: 10

11. North Carolina (6-1) 158 LW: 12

12. Washington (4-1) 156 LW: 13

13. Connecticut (4-1) 144 LW: 11

14. Ohio State (5-1) 128 LW: 16

15. Georgetown (5-0) 101 LW: 20

16. Gonzaga (5-1) 85 LW: Not Ranked

17. Florida (6-0) 83 LW: Not Ranked

18. Clemson (6-1) 79 LW: 19

19. Minnesota (4-2) 49 LW:17

20. Louisville (4-1) 47 LW: 18

21. Butler (4-2) 38 LW: 15

22. Cincinnati (4-1) 33 LW: Not Ranked

23. Portland (5-1) 30 LW: Not Ranked

24. Florida State (6-1) 24 LW: Not Ranked

24. UNLV (5-0) 24 LW: Not Ranked

Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 23, Illinois 23, Texas A&M 22, Oklahoma State 18, Maryland 17, California 14, Georgia Tech 13, BYU 10, Dayton 8, Notre Dame 7, Mississippi 7, Vanderbilt 5, Marquette 5, Wisconsin 4, Miami (FL) 1

Participants: Jameson Fleming, Paul Swaney, Nick Rall, Stephen Clay, Jesse Kramer, Blake Stansbery, Paul Seaver, Carl Stine, Steve Tater, Chris Golightly, College Football Fanatic.

Debate the rankings in the comments.