LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 10: Naadir Tharpe #1 and Kevin Young #40 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrate as they leave the court after the Jayhawks defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 78-67 to win the game on December 10, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
USC hosts No. 12 Kansas at Galen Center on Thursday night.
The latest college basketball rankings are out, and the Kansas Jayhawks remained at No. 12 in the Associated Press poll. Kansas (7-2) comes to Los Angeles this week to face the struggling USC Trojans Thursday night at Galen Center, and will likely be the highest-ranked team USC will face this season.
The Trojans hung tough with the Jayhawks in Kansas last season before ultimately falling 80-78. This season, Kansas beat another local team, Long Beach State, 88-80 in Lawrence on December 6. Here is the AP top 10:
- Syracuse (11-0)
- Ohio State (10-1)
- Kentucky (9-1)
- Louisville (10-0)
- North Carolina (9-2)
- Baylor (9-0)
- Duke (9-1)
- Connecticut (9-1)
- Missouri (11-0)
- Marquette (10-0)
The Pac-12 has no teams in the top 25, but has two in the "others receiving votes" category. The Stanford Cardinal (9-1) are No. 28, while the Cal Bears (9-2) are No. 38. USC opens its Pac-12 conference schedule on December 29 with a weekend trip to the Bay Area to face Cal and Stanford, respectively.
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