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NCAA Basketball Rankings, Week 10: Can Texas And Texas A&M Get Back In The Top 25?

Can the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies regain their composure and become forces in Big 12 play? We'll find out on Wednesday as the bitter rivals square off.

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Just four weeks ago, Billy Kennedy and his Texas A&M Aggies basketball team had just one loss on their record and were sitting comfortably in the various polls and rankings. Four weeks later, the Aggies have lost four of their last five, including two in conference play, and Texas A&M has already begun thinking where is their season truly headed?

For the Texas Longhorns, last year saw them finish No. 8 in the AP Poll and two of their best players (Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph) go play in the uncertain future of the NBA. Now in this 2011-12 campaign, Rick Barnes overcame a slow start and reeled off 7 straight wins. However, losing two out of their last four has taken the wind out of their sails a bit.

Now the two teams will prepare to face off on Wednesday, just hoping to stay in the Big 12 hunt for an at-large bid for the big dance in March. Here is the AP's Top 25 rankings for week 10:

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (60) 17-0 1,618
2 Kentucky (5) 15-1 1,558
3 North Carolina 14-2 1,476
4 Baylor 15-0 1,436
5 Ohio State 15-2 1,347
6 Michigan State 14-2 1,263
7 Indiana 15-1 1,217
8 Duke 13-2 1,186
9 Missouri 14-1 1,096
10 Kansas 12-3 1,005
11 Georgetown 13-2 990
12 UNLV 16-2 852
13 Michigan 13-3 715
14 Louisville 13-3 704
15 Murray State 16-0 628
16 Virginia 14-1 607
17 Connecticut 12-3 535
18 Kansas State 12-2 482
19 Florida 12-4 463
20 Mississippi State 13-3 362
21 Gonzaga 13-2 347
22 San Diego State 13-2 313
23 Creighton 13-2 236
24 Seton Hall 14-2 205
25 Marquette 12-4 170


Others receiving votes:
Wisconsin 97, Alabama 40, Vanderbilt 37, West Virginia 33, New Mexico 28, Saint Mary's 18, Harvard 16, Illinois 14, Arkansas 11, Stanford 9, Saint Louis 7, Dayton 2, Iowa State 1, Wagner 1

Dropped from rankings:
Wisconsin 18, Harvard 22

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