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Basketball: Rankings time

It’s Monday, so the new rankings — human and computer — are out.

Here’s the latest:

– CollegeRPI.com: Duke, Kansas State, Temple, West Virginia and Texas hold down the top five spots. Cal is No. 12. Washington is No. 8. The rest of the Pac-10: 46. USC; 61. WSU; 71. Arizona; 110. ASU; 170. Stanford; 194. Oregon; 232. OSU; 236. UCLA. And Utah Valley — Cal’s opponent tonight — is No. 330.

– Sagarin: Texas, Syracuse, Duke, West Virginia and K-State are the top five. Cal is No. 20. The rest of the Pac-10: 21. UW; 49. ASU; 68. WSU; 71. USC; 107. Arizona; 118. Oregon; 138. Stanford; 168. OSU; 185. UCLA. And Utah Valley is No. 299.

– AP writers poll: 1. Kansas; 2. Texas; 3. Kentucky; 17. UW.

– ESPN/USA Today coaches poll: 1. Kansas; 2. Texas; 3. Kentucky; 16. UW.

Here’s my story from this morning’s editions on the Bears’ game tonight against Utah Valley.

Jeff Faraudo