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Churn in the AP Poll, But Gonzaga Still on Top

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The top teams stayed the same. No one else did.

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are (of course) still the top team in the nation, again securing 51 first-place votes for the No. 1 spot. The Baylor Bears have the three remaining first-place votes, and Villanova and Michigan round out the top four.

After that, it was an absolutely wild week in the AP Top 25. Every other team in the poll had movement, some rather drastically.

Oklahoma rose 15 (!!!) spots after defeating both Texas and Alabama on back-to-back contests. Ohio State rose six spots to crack the top 10 after wins over Penn State and Michigan State.

In a year in which we have seen the likes of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Michigan State all exit the top 25 poll, Kansas almost joined them. The Jayhawks are clinging for dear life at No. 23, dropping eight spots after losing by a large amount against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Through it all, the Zags stayed on top.

Here is the full AP Poll for the week.

AP Poll - Week 11

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Gonzaga (61) 1,597 1
2 Baylor (3) 1,539 2
3 Villanova 1,458 3
4 Michigan 1,402 4
5 Houston 1,348 6
6 Texas 1,228 5
7 Ohio State 1,133 13
8 Iowa 1,079 7
9 Oklahoma 966 24
10 Alabama 958 9
11 Tennessee 869 18
12 Illinois 850 19
13 Texas Tech 797 16
14 Virginia 752 8
15 Creighton 732 17
16 Virginia Tech 718 20
17 West Virginia 669 13
18 Missouri 582 12
19 Wisconsin 452 14
20 Florida State 393 16
21 UCLA 260 23
22 Florida 196 NR
23 Kansas 171 15
24 Purdue 130 NR
25 Drake 117 NR
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 111, USC 57, Loyola Chicago 52, Minnesota 42, Xavier 25, Boise State 23, St. Bonaventure 19, Saint Louis 11, Belmont 11, Toledo 9, Oregon 8, Colorado 8, San Diego State 6, Connecticut 5, Louisville 4, North Carolina 3, Georgia Tech 2, Rutgers 1