College Basketball Rankings: Mizzou Holds At No. 3 With 7-Game Winning Streak

The No. 3 Missouri Tigers (25-2) have lost only two games all season, and they took some potent revenge for one of those losses last Wednesday. Stationed at No. 3 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll, Missouri started the season with a 14-0 record and a 2-month winning streak.

That string of success came to a rude halt on January 7, however, when the Kansas St. Wildcats dished out a 59-75 loss. Two weeks later, the Oklahoma St. Cowboys handed Mizzou their second loss in a 72-79 game.

The Tigers finally had their chance at vengeance this last week and responded Wednesday, beating the Cowboys 83-65 at home. Now they have the ripe opportunity to continue their redemption, as well as improve their standings, as they face a strong Kansas State team this Tuesday night with only four games remaining in the regular season.

Coaches Poll Top 10

Rank Team (1st-place votes) Record Previous
1 Kentucky (31) 26-1 1
2 Syracuse 27-1 2
3 Missouri 25-2 3
4 Duke 23-4 4
5 Kansas 22-5 5
6 Michigan State 22-5 8
7 North Carolina 23-4 7
8 Georgetown 20-5 9
9 Ohio State 22-5 6
10 Marquette 22-5 13

AP Poll Top 10

Rank Team (1st-place votes) Record Previous
1 Kentucky (63) 26-1 1
2 Syracuse (2) 27-1 2
3 Missouri 25-2 3
4 Kansas 22-5 4
5 Duke 23-4 5
6 Michigan State 22-5 7
7 North Carolina 23-4 8
8 Ohio State 22-5 6
9 Georgetown 20-5 10
10 Marquette 22-5 12

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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