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College Basketball Rankings: Baylor Rises to No. 1, Gonzaga Falls to No. 2 in Latest AP Poll

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The WCC caught up to the Zags.

NCAA Basketball: Santa Clara at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Despite winning both games last week, the Gonzaga Bulldogs fell to No. 2 in the latest AP Poll, with the Baylor Bears making the jump to the overall top position.

This seemed like more of an inevitability than anything else. Last week, Baylor actually received more first-place votes than Gonzaga, and sat only a grand total of seven points behind. Although the Zags looked good against Santa Clara and BYU, it would appear the curse of the WCC sent Gonzaga down one spot.

This time around, the vote totals are even more slim, with Baylor edging Gonzaga as the top team overall by a mere three points. Gonzaga only has one game this week, against Pacific, so Baylor will need to drop a game against either Oklahoma or Florida for the Zags to rise back up to the top spot.

Number one or number two, this is what we should expect from such a wild year of basketball.

You can see the full rankings below:

AP Poll - Week 12

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Baylor (33) 1,591 2
2 Gonzaga 1,588 1
3 Kansas 1,470 6
4 San Diego State 1,422 7
5 Florida State 1,335 9
6 Lousiville 1,303 11
7 Dayton 1,139 13
8 Duke 1,065 3
9 Villanova 1,055 14
10 Seton Hall 1,034 18
11 Michigan State 1,004 15
12 Oregon 886 8
13 Butler 867 5
14 West Virginia 758 12
15 Kentucky 755 10
16 Auburn 637 4
17 Maryland 525 17
18 Texas Tech 399 23
19 Iowa 398 NR
20 Memphis 394 22
21 Illinois 280 24
22 Arizona 225 NR
23 Colorado 154 20
24 Rutgers 152 NR
25 Houston 151 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Wichita State 94, LSU 83, Michigan 73, Northern Iowa 42, Ohio State 36, Stanford 28, Wisconsin 28, Penn State 24, Liberty 21, Florida 21, Arkansas 19, Virginia 13, Creighton 13, Duquesne 13, Purdue 9, East Tennessee State 6, Indiana 6, USC 4, Marquette 2, BYU 2, Harvard 1