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College Basketball Rankings: Gonzaga Narrowly Stays No. 1

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But Baylor is nipping at the heels.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 09 Gonzaga at San Diego Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are still the No. 1 team in the nation (extending the longest streak at No. 1 this season to four weeks), but the Baylor Bears showed how tenuous that grip might be in the future.

Baylor made a big leap up from fourth to second after defeating both Texas Tech and Kansas on the road. They are just separated by seven points from Gonzaga, and honestly, considering the level of competition, there is a very easy argument to make that Baylor should be the No. 1 team in the nation this week.

But they aren’t, and that is fine with the Bulldog faithful. Elsewhere around the polls, there was plenty of movement. Seton Hall leapt into the top 20, landing at No. 18. Michigan State went tumbling from the top 10 after their abysmal showing at Purdue. Illinois and Creighton both entered into the top 25.

For Gonzaga fans, quite a few of our Pac 12 victories are losing their luster as of late. Arizona fell out of the top 25 after losing to Oregon in overtime, and Washington is only receiving a few votes. Oregon is holding strong, however, at No. 8.

Here is the full top 25.

AP Poll - Week 11

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Gonzaga (30) 1,574 1
2 Baylor (31) 1,567 4
3 Duke 1,529 2
4 Auburn 1,359 5
5 Butler 1,299 6
6 Kansas 1,286 3
7 San Diego State 1,266 7
8 Oregon 1,163 9
9 Florida State 1,093 10
10 Kentucky 960 14
11 Louisville 943 13
12 West Virginia 911 17
13 Dayton 842 15
14 Villanova 822 16
15 Michigan State 735 8
16 Wichita State 629 23
17 Maryland 616 12
18 Seton Hall 496 NR
19 Michigan 358 19
20 Colorado 345 25
21 Ohio State 270 11
22 Memphis 232 21
23 Texas Tech 111 22
24 Illinois 109 NR
25 Creighton 97 NR
Others receiving votes: Iowa 88, Stanford 77, Arkansas 65, Indiana 50, Virginia 41, Penn State 36, LSU 30, Arizona 20, Wisconsin 19, Liberty 11, Northern Iowa 10, Purdue 10, Duquesne 9, Washington 9, TCU 8, Rutgers 8, Virginia Tech 5, Oregon State 4, Houston 4, BYU 3, East Tennessee State 2, Saint Mary’s 1, Harvard 1, Akron 1, USC 1