KU ups lead in AP hoops poll; Purdue now No. 6

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:45pm

An opening week in which only one ranked team lost meant few changes in the first poll of the regular season.

Kansas beat Hofstra 101-65 in its only game and was the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, just as it was in the preseason Top 25. The Jayhawks received 58 first-place votes from the national media panel, three more than in the preseason poll.

Michigan State beat Florida Gulf Coast 97-58 in its opener and was again No. 1 on five ballots to hold second.