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Gonzaga, Baylor still 1-2 in AP poll; Alabama leaps to No. 9

Field Level Media
26 Jan 2021, 04:40 GMT+10

Gonzaga and Baylor remained 1-2 in the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll released Monday for the 10th straight week, while Alabama vaulted into the top 10.

Undefeated Gonzaga (61 first-place votes) and Baylor (3) are followed by Villanova (10-1) at No. 3. Michigan (13-1) moved up three spots No. 4, and Texas (11-2) held firm at No. 5, despite not playing last week because of COVID-19 issues among their opponents.

Virginia (10-2) climbed five places to No. 8 and Alabama (13-3) moved up nine spots to No. 9.

Rounding out the top 10 were No. 6 Houston (13-1), No. 7 Iowa (12-3) and No. 10 Texas Tech (11-4).

The Crimson Tide were not the only Southeastern Conference team with a huge swing on the week. Missouri (10-2) rose seven spots to No. 12, while Tennessee (10-3) plummeted from No. 6 to 18 after losses to Missouri and unranked Florida.

Kansas (10-5) dropped six places to No. 15 amid a three-game losing streak, and Creighton (11-4) also fell six spots to No. 17.

West Virginia (10-4) grabbed the No. 11, ranking, with Ohio State at No. 13 and Wisconsin falling out of the top 10 to No. 14. Both Big Ten programs have 12-4 records.

Following them was Florida State (9-2), which entered the poll at No. 16.

Illinois (10-5) came in at No. 19, up three spots, followed by Virginia Tech (11-3).

Minnesota (11-5), Saint Louis (7-1), UCLA (12-3), Oklahoma (9-4) and Louisville (10-3) rounded out the top 25.

The Sooners and Cardinals entered the top 25, while Oregon, Clemson and UConn fell out.

--Field Level Media

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