Wichita State moves up 1 spot in AP Top 25 basketball poll

Dec, 15, 2018; Wichita, Kansas, USA; Wichita State battled the Southern Miss Eagles at Intrust Bank Arena ©Kelly Ross
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(AP/KWCH) Wichita State moved up one spot in The Associated Press' Top 25 poll to No. 23.

The Shockers earned 252 votes after two more wins at home: 75-69, over the East Carolina University Pirates on New Year's Day, and 74-54, over Ole Miss on Saturday.

Gonzaga, Duke and Kansas remain atop men's college basketball poll.

The Bulldogs received 54 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel.

The Blue Devils had nine first-place votes and the Jayhawks two.

No. 4 Baylor moved into the top five for the first time in three years and undefeated Auburn was up to No. 5.

Butler climbed five spots to No. 6 for the program's highest ranking ever.

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