Texas Tech moves up to No. 10 in AP Top 25

After two come-from-behind victories last week, the Texas Tech Red Raiders moved up four spots to No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25, according to the wire service poll announced Monday.

Texas Tech hosts Texas on Wednesday night in Big 12 play.

Last week, the Red Raiders ended a two-game losing streak when they rallied from 15 points down at home to knock off Oklahoma State, 75-70.

Over the weekend, they trailed by five with six minutes remaining at South Carolina in a Big 12/SEC challenge match before turning the momentum in their favor and winning 70-63.

Tech’s 17-4 record has matched the second-best start in program history through 21 games.

This year’s team joins the 1953-54 team under Polk Robison, the 1975-76 squad under Gerald Myers and the 2003-04 team under Bob Knight.

The 1995-96 team under James Dickey amassed a 30-1 start sparked by a program-record 23-game winning streak.

AP To 25

1. Villanova 20-1 Big East
2. Virginia 20-1 ACC
3. Purdue 21-2 Big Ten
4. Duke 18-3 ACC
5. Michigan State 20-3 Big Ten
6. Xavier 19-3 Big East
7. Kansas 17-4 Big 12
8. Cincinnati 19-2 American
9. Arizona 18-4 Pac-12
10. Texas Tech 17-4 Big 12
11. Auburn 19-2 SEC
12. Oklahoma 15-5 Big 12
13. Saint Mary’s 21-2 West Coast
14. Gonzaga 19-4 West Coast
15. West Virginia 16-5 Big 12
16. Wichita State 17-4 American
17. Ohio State 18-5 Big Ten
18. Tennessee 15-5 SEC
19. North Carolina 16-6 ACC
20. Clemson 17-4 ACC
21. Kentucky 16-5 SEC
22. Rhode Island 17-3 Atlantic 10
23. Florida 15-6 SEC
24. Michigan 17-6 Big Ten
25. Arizona State 16-5 Pac-12

Big Monday

Seventh-ranked Kansas plays at Kansas State in a rivalry game tonight at 8 on ESPN.

The Jayhawks have won two straight off the Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.

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