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Unbeaten Baylor remains unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25

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Jan 8, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas, USA;  Baylor Bears forward Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (23) dunks the ball against the TCU Horned Frogs during the first half at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 8, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Baylor Bears forward Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (23) dunks the ball against the TCU Horned Frogs during the first half at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor is still the unanimous No. 1 team but the rest of the top 10 has a new look in the Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll released Monday.

The defending NCAA champion Bears (15-0), who received all 61 first-place votes for the fourth time in five weeks, stretched their winning streak to 21 games with victories last week against Oklahoma and TCU.

No. 2 Gonzaga (12-2) and No. 3 UCLA (10-1) both climbed two spots, No. 4 Auburn (14-1) jumped five places and No. 5 Southern California (13-0) reached its highest ranking since December 1974.

Arizona (12-1) is up to No. 6, followed by Purdue (13-2), Duke (12-2), Kansas (12-2) and Michigan State (13-2).

The Blue Devils tumbled six spots after a 76-74 home loss to Miami on Saturday.

The biggest slide belonged to No. 24 Alabama (11-4), however, which plummeted nine places after losing at Missouri.

No. 13 Wisconsin (13-2) made the largest leap, climbing 10 spots after beating then-No. 3 Purdue, Iowa and Maryland.

Colorado State (11-1), previously No. 20, dropped out of the rankings after a 30-point loss to San Diego State.

The lone newcomer is No. 25 Illinois (11-3) following wins last week against Minnesota and Maryland.

–Field Level Media