Kansas Finishes 2010-11 No. 4 in Coaches' Poll
April 5, 2011
Kansas finished the 2010-11 season ranked No. 4 in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ polls released April 5. The Jayhawks were No. 2 in the Associated Press final poll, released March 14 prior to the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Kansas has been ranked seventh or higher for 39 straight weeks in both polls. In that span, KU has been ranked in the top five 35 times. In the Bill Self era, Kansas has been ranked in the top 10 in 99 AP polls and 103 ESPN/USA Today polls.
On Feb. 14, Kansas was ranked No. 1 nationally to mark the fifth season during Bill Self’s eight years that Kansas has reached the No. 1 ranking. KU also was No. 1 during 2003-04, 2004-05, 2007-08 (only in the coaches’ final poll) and for 15 weeks in 2009-10. Feb. 14 marked the 19th week in the Bill Self era that Kansas has been ranked No. 1 in both polls.
Kansas, under Self, has finished in the top five of the final coaches’ poll three of the last five seasons – No. 4 in 2011, No. 1 in 2008 and No. 5 in 2007. In the Associated Press final poll, the Jayhawks have finished in the top five four of the last five seasons – No. 2 in 2011, No. 1 in 2010, No. 4 in 2008 and No. 2 in 2007.
For a complete look at the polls go to – http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/usatpoll.htm