WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita State (19-2, 8-1) has moved up in the Associated Press Top 25 to No. 15, and the USA Today Coaches Top 25 to No. 14, after two wins last week.
The Shockers, which have been in and out of the rankings since debuting on Dec. 3 at No. 24 in the AP Top 25, are tied with Gonzaga and Michigan for the nation's most wins at 19.
WSU, ranked for the second-straight week and five weeks overall, made its way into the AP Top 25 for the third time in 2012-13 on Jan. 21 at No. 20, while the Shockers made their first appearance in the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 21 last week, as well.
The Shockers also spent two weeks in the AP poll (24th on Dec. 3 and 23rd on Dec. 10) and got as high as No. 26 in the USA Today Coaches poll before suffering a loss at Tennessee, Dec. 13. WSU again made an appearance at No. 23 on Jan. 7 before a second loss knocked them out of the poll.
WSU's Dec. 3 debut at No. 24 in the AP poll marked the first time since the final poll of 2012. The Shockers were 18th in the AP poll and 19th in the USA Today Coaches poll on March 12 heading into the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
In addition, WSU was 15th in the AP poll and 14 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll for its highest ranking of 2011-12. In 2011-12,WSU entered the Top 25 poll Feb. 13 at No. 24 for the first time since Dec. 26, 2006 (16th in the AP after a season high of 8th).
WSU's highest-ever ranking was No. 1 for two games in 1964-65. WSU carries its second-longest home win streak at 19 games, and also is 19-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference on the road the last two-plus seasons.