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