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Kansas Still No. 1 in RPI, Kansas State Sneaks Into Top 5

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 13:  Tyshawn Taylor #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots against Jacob Pullen #0 of  the Kansas State Wildcats during the game on January 13, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Derek PooreContributor IFebruary 28, 2010

The Kansas Jayhawks remain atop the Ratings Percentage Index despite losing at Oklahoma State on Saturday, according to new RPI ratings posted Sunday.

Kansas is followed by Duke, Syracuse, Kentucky and Kansas State.

That’s right — Kansas State. And they don’t even have Michael Beasley.

The Jayhawks in-state rival have quietly crept up to the nation’s elite. It sports a 23-4 record overall (11-3 in the Big 12). Kansas State has become the second-best team in the Big 12 following the conference skid by Texas.

Kansas also remains No. 1 in the new Sagarin Computer Ratings, followed by Syracuse, Duke and Kentucky. Purdue is fifth and Kansas State is sixth.

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