College Basketball Rankings: Mizzou Ranked No. 4 In AP Poll And Coaches Poll

COLUMBIA, MO - FEBRUARY 04: Truman the Tiger pumps up the crowd before a game between the Missouri Tigers and the Kansas Jayhawks the first half at Mizzou Arena on February 4, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Missouri Tigers hold strong onto their No. 4 ranking while the the Saint Louis Billikens cling to relevancy in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The college basketball polls appear to have reached a temporary consensus on the Missouri Tigers (21-2). After weeks of shuffling up and down the Top 25 polls, the Mizzou men's basketball team has now sat two consecutive weeks in the No. 4 slot in both the AP Poll and the USAToday Coaches Poll.

Missouri, who has lost only twice all season, is now on a three-game winning streak and is in a three-way tie for first place in the Big 12 Conference with the Baylor Bears and Kansas Jayhawks.

Also pertinent to St. Louis basketball fans is the continued appearances of the Saint Louis Billikens (18-5) in the Coaches Poll, receiving a total of two votes this week. The team, which had once managed break into the Top 25, has won 5 of its last 6 games and sits at a hotly contested second place in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings.

The Top 10 current AP Poll and Coaches Poll are featured below:

AP Poll Top 10

Rank Team (1st-place votes) Record Previous
1 Kentucky (63) 23-1 1
2 Syracuse (2) 23-1 2
3 Ohio State 20-3 3
4 Missouri 21-2 4
5 North Carolina 20-3 5
6 Baylor 21-2 6
7 Kansas 18-5 8
8 Florida 19-4 12
9 Murray State 23-0 7
10 Duke 19-4 9

Coaches Poll Top 10

Rank Team (1st-place votes) Record Previous
1 Kentucky (31) 23-1 1
2 Syracuse 23-1 2
3 Ohio State 20-3 3
4 Missouri 21-2 4
5 North Carolina 20-3 6 (tie)
6 Baylor 21-2 6 (tie)
7 (tie) Florida 19-4 11
7 (tie) Murray State 23-0 9
9 Duke 19-4 5
10 Kansas 18-5 8

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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