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Gonzaga Owns Longest Current Streak in the Top 25

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Stability up top, chaos everywhere else

Gonzaga and Baylor started the season ranked one and two in the Associated Press Top 25. It’s now Week 12 and nothing has changed. The Bulldogs and Bears remain atop the newest poll on Monday, with Baylor picking up five more first place votes after beating Texas on the road.

With Kansas dropping out of the polls for the first time since 2009, Gonzaga now owns the longest current streak of weeks ranked in the top 25 at 90 consecutive weeks. This is the first time since December of 1961 that Kansas, Duke, UNC, UCLA, and Kentucky are all unranked.

With Gonzaga facing three road games this week and Baylor on pause for the next two weeks, Mark Few’s squad has a chance to make another statement with all eye balls on them. That starts tonight in Provo. BYU is top 30 in the NET, the highest any opponent has been since Gonzaga faced Virginia. The Cougars received one vote today.

Outside of the top two, the poll was absolute chaos. 15 of the top 25 teams lost this week, including six of the other eight top 10 teams. The only ones who didn’t were Michigan, who is on Covid pause, and Ohio State, who picked up a huge road win at Iowa and vaulted to number four. Drake, who was ranked 25 last week, is out of the poll after losing their first game on Sunday. As it should be, Gonzaga and Baylor are the only two undefeated teams remaining.

Here is the full poll for week 12 of the season:

  1. Gonzaga (55) - 1,567
  2. Baylor (8) - 1,520
  3. Michigan - 1,438
  4. Ohio State - 1,365
  5. Villanova - 1,281
  6. Illinois - 1,239
  7. Texas Tech - 1,102
  8. Houston - 1,060
  9. Virginia - 969
  10. Missouri - 966
  11. Alabama - 911
  12. Oklahoma - 863
  13. Texas - 841
  14. West Virginia - 824
  15. Iowa - 757
  16. Tennessee - 690
  17. Florida State - 514
  18. Virginia Tech - 486
  19. Creighton - 465
  20. USC - 411
  21. Wisconsin - 358
  22. Loyola Chicago - 200
  23. Oklahoma State - 181
  24. Purdue - 85
  25. Rutgers - 65

Others receiving votes:

Colorado 41, San Diego State 38, Xavier 37, UCLA 35, Florida 29, Louisville 28, Belmont 25, Kansas 18, Drake 16, Minnesota 12, North Carolina 8, St. John’s 7, Toledo 6, Clemson 6, Arkansas 3, Boise State 3, Saint Louis 2, UAB 1, Virginia Commonwealth 1, BYU 1