Oklahoma basketball: OU drops like a rock in AP, Coaches Poll but remains in top 20

Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA

It was inevitable after suffering consecutive losses last week that the men's Oklahoma basketball team would fall from its top-10 perch in the national rankings.

The decision came down on Monday with the Associated Press voters dropping the Sooners six spots top No. 15 this week. The Coaches Poll followed suit with OU tumbling seven notches down to No. 16.

Iowa State, TCU and Texas Tech all joined the top 25 in both major national polls this week. That gives the Big 12 eight ranked teams, the most of any conference.

The Sooners are among the biggest movers in the rankings this week. TCU jumped seven spots in the AP Top 25 with home wins last week over then-No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 2 Houston. Iowa State, a team the Sooners defeated in their conference opener, leapfrogged six teams to occupy the No. 20 position in the Coaches Poll. Texas Tech broke into the top 25 at No. 24 in both polls.

Kansas is the highest-ranked of the eight Big 12 teams. The Jayhawks are No. 3 in the AP poll and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll. Houston dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 in both polls after suffering back-to-back road losses at Iowa State and TCU. Baylor is No. 9 in both polls this week, and BYU is 19th in the Coaches Poll and 20th in the AP.

UConn took over the top spot in the national rankings, replacing Purdue, which dropped to No, 2 in both polls.