NCAA Basketball Rankings: Mizzou Basketball Climbs To No. 3 In AP Poll And Coaches Poll

COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 17: Kim English #24 of the Missouri Tigers reacts after scoring during the game the Niagara Purple Eagles on November 17, 2011 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Missouri Tigers have surged back into the top three after five straight tough wins.

The Missouri Tigers (23-2) have brushed off their two January losses and pushed themselves back to No. 3 in both the college basketball AP Poll and Coaches Poll. After losing to the Oklahoma St. Cowboys on January 25, the Tigers fell from the No. 2 spot to No. 4, but have snapped off a five-game winning streak since then.

With upcoming games against Oklohama St. (Feb. 15), the Kansas St. Wildcats (Feb. 21) and the No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks (Feb. 21), the Tigers will have their hands full in the coming weeks.

Here are the Top 10 standings in both the AP and Coaches Poll:

AP Top 10

Rank Team (1st-place votes) Record Previous
1 Kentucky (63) 25-1 1
2 Syracuse (2) 25-1 2
3 Missouri 23-2 4
4 Kansas 20-5 7
5 Duke 21-4 10
6 Ohio State 21-4 3
7 Michigan State 20-5 11
8 North Carolina 21-4 5
9 Baylor 21-4 6
10 Georgetown 19-5 12

Coaches Poll Top 10

Rank Team (1st-place votes) Record Previous
1 Kentucky (31) 25-1 1
2 Syracuse 25-1 2
3 Missouri 23-2 4
4 Duke 21-4 9
5 Kansas 20-5 10
6 Ohio State 21-4 3
7 North Carolina 21-4 5
8 Michigan State 20-5 12
9 Georgetown 19-5 11
10 Baylor 21-4 6

For more breaking news and updates on the 2011 College Basketball Rankings, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis or drop by SB Nation's College Basketball hub. Get more info and analysis on the Missouri Tigers at Rock M Nation.

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