NCAA Basketball Rankings, Week 4: The Big XII Places Four Teams In AP Top 25 Poll

The Big 12 Conference has four teams ranked in this week's AP Top 25 poll.

The Big 12 conference has four teams ranked in this week's AP Top 25 poll that was released today, and by viewing the schedule for each of the four teams its obvious that this will be a week to work out kinks and bond closer as a team.

For teams like Baylor and Missouri, young and talented teams can tend to lose focus and have lapses during games. Scott Drew and Frank Haith will have to challenge their youngsters to look past their undefeated records and remind them to continue to put in the hard work and think of the long-term goal.

For Kansas and Texas A&M, this is an opportunity to lick their wounds a bit after suffering a loss the week prior. No better way to get over a tough game but by playing in another one.

Here is this week's schedule for the four ranked teams:

No. 7 Baylor Bears: 11/29 vs. Prairie View A&M (2-5), 12/4 at Northwestern (5-0)

No. 13 Missouri Tigers: 12/2 vs. Northwestern State (3-3)

No. 15 Kansas Jayhawks: 11/30 vs. Florida Atlantic (3-4), 12/3 vs. South Florida (5-2)

No. 25 Texas A&M Aggies: 11/30 vs. Alcorn State (1-4), 12/3 vs. Stephen F. Austin (2-2)

Here is the AP's Top 25 for week four:

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (46) 6-0 1,599
2 Ohio State (17) 6-0 1,564
3 Duke (2) 7-0 1,465
4 Syracuse 6-0 1,439
5 North Carolina 5-1 1,337
6 Louisville 5-0 1,259
7 Baylor 5-0 1,183
8 Connecticut 6-1 1,055
9 Wisconsin 6-0 1,045
10 Florida 4-1 1,040
11 Xavier 4-0 982
12 Alabama 7-0 912
13 Missouri 6-0 746
14 Michigan 5-1 681
15 Kansas 3-2 676
16 Marquette 5-0 637
17 Pittsburgh 5-1 537
18 UNLV 7-0 535
19 Gonzaga 4-0 525
20 Vanderbilt 5-1 482
21 Mississippi State 7-1 277
22 Memphis 2-2 269
23 Saint Louis 6-0 149
24 California 5-1 121
25 Texas A&M 4-1 115


Others receiving votes:
Creighton 104, Harvard 101, Michigan State 84, San Diego State 66, Georgetown 46, Florida State 24, Arizona 15, Illinois 13, Washington 12, Cleveland State 11, Purdue 6, Marshall 5, Stanford 3, Villanova 2, Virginia Tech 1, Northwestern 1, Cincinnati 1

Dropped from rankings:
Florida State 22, Arizona 23

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