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Oklahoma Sooners Move Up One Spot To No. 16 In Latest AP Poll

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

While the major story line around college basketball continues to center around the legitimate possibility of the Kentucky Wildcats running the table, a few other teams are peaking. One of those programs happens to be the Oklahoma Sooners who recently found a bit of bench scoring, a much needed aspect of the game if the gang hopes to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

After a tough loss last week on the road, Oklahoma responded with two wins including a 71-69 win victory over the Texas Longhorns. Sweeping both rivals during the regular season, the Sooners now hold the No. 16 national ranking. With three games to go, the potential to jump inside the top ten remains. Can OU continue to climb the ladder?

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 27-0 1625 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 25-1 1526 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 28-1 1471 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 24-3 1448 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 25-2 1390 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 25-2 1306 6
7 Arizona Wildcats 24-3 1228 7
8 Kansas Jayhawks 22-5 1111 8
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-4 1109 9
10 Northern Iowa Panthers 26-2 1032 11
11 Wichita State Shockers 25-3 930 13
12 Iowa State Cyclones 20-6 887 14
13 Utah Utes 21-5 876 9
14 Maryland Terrapins 22-5 695 16
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-8 655 15
16 Oklahoma Sooners 19-8 622 17
17 Louisville Cardinals 21-6 613 12
18 Arkansas Razorbacks 22-5 564 18
19 Baylor Bears 20-7 473 20
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 21-6 453 23
21 SMU Mustangs 22-5 357 21
22 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 21-6 182 25
23 Butler Bulldogs 19-8 165 19
24 San Diego State Aztecs 22-6 117 27
25 Providence Friars 19-8 72 28
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 58, Michigan St. 56, Murray St. 42, Oklahoma St. 25, Ohio St. 12, Murray St. 20, Valparaiso 10, Texas A&M 8, Rhode Island 3, S.F. Austin 2, Texas 1, Oregon 1