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AP Top 25: Gonzaga Falls to Number Three

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And Kansas ascends to the crown.

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at Brigham Young Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs fell one spot in the latest AP Top 25 poll to No. 3 in the nation, part of a shakeup that saw the entire landscape of the top 10 change.

The Kansas Jayhawks are the new No. 1 team, after defeating Baylor, 64-61, in Texas. The Baylor Bears fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in the loss. Dayton moved up one spot to No. 4, and San Diego State only fell one spot after their loss to UNLV.

The BYU Cougars jumped up six spots to No. 17 following their big win on Senior Night. Elsewhere around the polls for Gonzaga-related interest, Michigan fought their way back into the rankings, landing at No. 19. Oregon sat at No. 14, and Arizona is still on the outside looking in.

Barring an utter collapse by both Kansas and Baylor, it appears Gonzaga will probably finish out the season ranked in the top three. Kansas still has Texas Tech on the road, and Baylor still has Texas Tech at home and West Virginia on the road. However, both of those games will happen the week after the WCC regular season ends. The WCC Tournament will provide Gonzaga with the chance of another win over either Saint Mary’s or BYU, but not much else.

Here is the full AP Poll for Week 17.

AP Top 25 - Week 17

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Kansas (62) 1,598 3
2 Baylor (2) 1,532 1
3 Gonzaga 1,442 2
4 Dayton 1,413 5
5 San Diego State 1,287 4
6 Florida State 1,247 8
7 Duke 1,186 6
8 Kentucky 1,130 10
9 Maryland 1,124 7
10 Creighton 986 15
11 Louisville 966 11
12 Villanova 928 12
13 Seton Hall 842 16
14 Oregon 653 14
15 Auburn 643 13
16 Penn State 618 9
17 BYU 598 23
18 Iowa 489 20
19 Michigan 329 NR
20 West Virginia 313 17
21 Colorado 291 18
22 Texas Tech 226 NR
23 Ohio State 210 25
24 Michigan State 160 NR
25 Houston 102 22
Others receiving votes: Arizona State 95, Illinois 82, Arizona 71, Butler 51, Virginia 50, Marquette 41, Stephen F. Austin 29, LSU 24, East Tennessee State 13, Utah State 9, Florida 8, Wisconsin 7, New Mexico State 2, Northern Iowa 2, Liberty 2, UCLA 1