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Kansas Continues To Climb Rankings After New Commits

A general view of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball court.

LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 30: A general view of Allen Fieldhouse during the game between the Florida Atlantic Owls and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 30, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A lot has changed for Kansas since they were snubbed by five-star R.J. Hampton last month. Though initially burned by his decision to go pro in New Zealand, the Jaykhawks have since gained some big commitments for next year.

Over the past few days, Kansas has added Iowa grad transfer Isaiah Moss as well as four-star small forward Jalen Wilson. The two pickups were good enough for CBS Sports' Gary Parrish to move Kansas up in his Top 25 And 1.

The latest CBS Sports ranking has the Jayhawks coming in at No. 5. Only Michigan State, Duke, Kentucky, and Louisville rank higher as of writing.

Kansas was the biggest mover as of this latest update:

The Jayhawks will have to replace three of the top six scorers from last season's team that finished 17th at KenPom. But a core of Devon Dotson and Udoka Azuibuike - plus the late additions of Iowa grad-transfer Isaiah Moss and 4-star prospect Jalen Wilson - make KU the obvious favorite in the Big 12.

247Sports currently ranks the 2019 Kansas recruiting class as No. 15 in the nation, and No. 1 in the Big 12. Wilson and Moss are being joined by Tristan Enaruma, Christian Braun, and Issac McBride.

On top of the recent additions to Kansas, the team is bringing back Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson, and also getting Silvio De Sousa back, after his controversial NCAA suspension was overturned.

Things are certainly looking up for the Jayhawks, who saw their 14-year streak of Big 12 title shares snapped, followed by an early exit in the NCAA Tournament.

The only thing the school might have to worry about now are these pesky NCAA violation notices that are expected to be released soon. It's unknown whether Kansas will be one of the six schools named, though the Jayhawks were intertwined in the FBI's findings during its investigation.