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College Basketball Rankings: Baylor is your new No. 1 team

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The Zags stay at No. 5.

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at San Francisco Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

A loss to Butler was all it took for Villanova to drop and the Baylor Bears are the new No. 1 team in all of college basketball.

Kansas is the new No. 2 team, with Nova dropping down to No. 3. UCLA is No. 4 and the Zags held pat at No. 5, one of the two remaining undefeated teams in the country.

Other than that excessive movement up top, there wasn’t a hole lot else going on. West Virginia dropped a few spots after losing to Texas Tech, and the voters highly rewarded Florida State with a win over Virginia Tech.

The poor Saint Mary’s Gaels are the most interesting case of the week. The team who was just named but shall not be named again dropped two spots despite a good win on the road against San Francisco and a statement game against BYU. Welcome to the world of the West Coast Conference, where generally you can do nothing right.

For the Zags, the most important thing this week is they remained a top five team, and two voters got excited enough to label them as the No. 2 team in the nation. One can dream.

AP Top 25- January 9, 2017 (Week 10)

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Baylor (55) 15-0 1,608
2 Kansas (8) 14-1 1,517
3 Villanova (1) 15-1 1,499
4 UCLA (1) 16-1 1,433
5 Gonzaga 15-0 1,366
6 Kentucky 13-2 1,327
7 Duke 14-2 1,173
8 Creighton 15-1 1,111
9 Florida State 15-1 1,071
10 West Virginia 13-2 972
11 North Carolina 14-3 902
12 Butler 14-2 880
13 Oregon 15-2 869
14 Louisville 13-3 744
15 Xavier 13-2 651
16 Arizona 15-2 634
17 Purdue 14-3 584
18 Wisconsin 13-3 581
19 Virginia 12-3 580
20 Notre Dame 14-2 468
21 Saint Mary's 14-1 377
22 Cincinnati 13-2 256
23 Florida 12-3 252
24 Minnesota 15-2 167
25 USC 15-2 20
25 Kansas State 13-2 20
Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 11, South Carolina 7, Iowa State 7, Indiana 6, Virginia Tech 6, Maryland 5, SMU 5, Clemson 4, UNC Wilmington 3, VCU 3, Wichita St 2, Dayton 2, Nevada 2