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Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners jump into AP Poll, move up in Coaches Poll

Trae Young, Brady Manek and the Oklahoma Sooners are getting their recognition after putting on a show against Wichita State.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Wichita State Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports

After going on the road and defeating No. 3 Wichita State in front of 15,000 people, the Oklahoma Sooners have finally entered the AP Poll at No. 17. The Sooners also moved up to No. 17 in the Coaches Poll after being ranked 24th last week.

After Oklahoma’s debut in the AP Poll, the Big 12 now has six teams in the top 25 of both polls.

The Sooners will face Northwestern State (La.) on Tuesday before meeting Northwestern on Friday. Both games are scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m.

AP POLL

  1. Villanova (45)
  2. Michigan St (15)
  3. Arizona St (5)
  4. Duke
  5. North Carolina
  6. Miami
  7. Kentucky
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Xavier
  10. West Virginia
  11. Wichita State
  12. Gonzaga
  13. Virginia
  14. Kansas
  15. TCU
  16. Purdue
  17. Oklahoma
  18. Baylor, Arizona (tie)
  19. Cincinnati
  20. Texas Tech, Tennessee (tie)
  21. Seton Hall
  22. Florida State
  23. Creighton

Coaches Poll

  1. Villanova (26)
  2. Michigan State (6)
  3. Duke
  4. Arizona State, North Carolina (tie)
  5. Kentucky
  6. Miami
  7. Xavier
  8. Texas A&M
  9. West Virginia
  10. Wichita State
  11. TCU
  12. Kansas
  13. Virginia
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Purdue
  16. Oklahoma
  17. Baylor
  18. Arizona
  19. Tennessee
  20. Texas Tech
  21. Seton Hall
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Creighton
  24. Florida State