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Zags Lose Another First-place Vote in Latest AP Poll

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Still No. 1 of course.

NCAA Basketball: Pacific at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are still the top team in the nation and the Baylor Bears are still the second-best. For the entirety of the season, that has not changed.

For the second-consecutive week, the Zags have lost a first-place vote, however. This week, the Bears picked up three first-place votes. Now that Baylor is in the thick of the Big 12 schedule, their opponents are just higher profile, and that is the way it is.

Last week, Baylor defeated Kansas, 77-69, and Oklahoma State, 81-66. Gonzaga, on the other hand, had one game against Pacific, a 95-49 trouncing.

The Zags will stay on top because that is how it works, but it’ll be a few weeks until Gonzaga plays another mid-level WCC team. Gonzaga’s next five games are against the likes of San Diego, Pepperdine, LMU, and Santa Clara.

Baylor plays a WCC-KenPom-level ranked Kansas State team this week, followed by the Auburn Tigers, a former Gonzaga opponent.

Here is the full poll for the week:

AP Poll - Week 10

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Gonzaga (61) 1,597 1
2 Baylor (3) 1,539 2
3 Villanova 1,459 3
4 Michigan 1,376 7
5 Teas 1,341 5
6 Houston 1,281 8
7 Iowa 1,214 4
8 Virginia 1,067 13
9 Alabama 1,039 18
10 Texas Tech 954 12
11 West Virginia 869 14
12 Missouri 833 19
13 Ohio State 810 15
14 Wisconsin 757 10
15 Kansas 665 9
16 Florida State 656 NR
17 Creighton 640 11
18 Tennessee 638 6
19 Illinois 415 22
20 Virginia Tech 242 16
21 Minnesota 223 17
22 Saint Louis 218 25
23 UCLA 157 24
24 Oklahom 151 NR
25 Louisvile 117 NR
Others receiving votes: Boise State 108, Drake 75, Colorado 59, USC 50, Oklahoma State 49, Oregon 49, Florida 37, Connecticut 20, Winthrop 16, Xavier 14, Loyola Chicago 12, BYU 11, Purdue 11, Belmont 9, Clemson 8, St. Bonaventure 6, Toledo 4, Arizona 4.