Unbeaten Gonzaga Bulldogs, Baylor Bears stay atop AP High 25

Gonzaga‘s bid for a wire-to-wire run at No. 1 retains chugging alongside.

Baylor continues to be proper there with the Zags.

Gonzaga obtained 60 first-place votes from a media panel within the Related Press males’s school basketball ballot launched on Monday, choosing up one vote from final week. The second-ranked Bears obtained the opposite 4 first-place votes in every week of little change.

Gonzaga and Baylor have been 1-2 all season.

Michigan, Ohio State and Illinois rounded out the highest 5 for the second straight week. The Buckeyes held their floor regardless of dropping 92-87 to the Wolverines on Saturday.

The Zags (22-0, 13-Zero West Coast Convention) ran over Saint Mary’s and San Diego final week of their bid to grow to be the primary wire-to-wire No. 1 since Kentucky in 2014-15.

Gonzaga has gained 26 consecutive video games after blowing out San Diego 106-69 on Saturday and hasn’t actually been examined regardless of enjoying one of many nation’s hardest schedules.

“We’re simply turning into extra mature and perceive that simply profitable these video games would not essentially imply we’ll get a assured nationwide championship,” guard Andrew Nembhard stated. “We’ve to boost our degree and maintain enhancing daily, so that is what we have been attempting to do. It is form of proven in our play currently.”

Baylor (17-0, 9-Zero Massive 12) held its season-long spot at No. 2 regardless of having three extra video games postponed resulting from COVID-19 points. The Bears haven’t performed since beating Texas on Feb. 2 and have had eight video games postponed this season.

Baylor is scheduled to play Iowa State on Tuesday.

Rising Tide

Alabama moved up two spots to No. 6 this week, its highest rating since reaching No. Four in 2006-07. The Crimson Tide have gained three in a row since dropping three to No. 24 Missouri.

Alabama is inside attain of its first Southeastern Convention regular-season title in 19 years after rallying to beat Vanderbilt 82-78 on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide are 13-1 in SEC play, 3½ video games forward of No. 20 Arkansas and LSU. Alabama performs at Arkansas on Wednesday.

High 10 return

No. 9 Iowa and No. 10 West Virginia returned to the highest 10 this week.

The Hawkeyes, the preseason No. 5, dropped out of the highest 10 for the second time this season on Feb. Eight however moved again on this week because of a four-game profitable streak. Iowa beat No. 23 Wisconsin and Penn State final week.

The Mountaineers spent three weeks within the high 10 earlier than dropping out on Dec. 28. West Virginia knocked off No. 14 Texas 84-82 on Saturday to maneuver up three spots on this week’s ballot.

Jayhawks climb

Kansas is climbing after seeing its document run within the AP High 25 finish two weeks in the past.

The Jayhawks have gained 5 in a row, together with a six-point win over No. 18 Texas Tech final week, and moved up six spots to No. 17 on this week’s ballot. Kansas returned to the ballot final week after dropping out on Feb. 8, ending a stretch of 231 consecutive weeks within the AP High 25.

Ballot motion

No new groups moved in or out of the ballot this week. … No. 11 Florida State had the largest soar, gaining 5 spots after beating Pittsburgh. … No. 12 Houston misplaced six spots to drop out of the highest 10 for the primary time since Jan. 11 after dropping to Wichita State and beating Cincinnati final week. … No. 15 Virginia dropped eight spots after losses to Duke and Florida State final week. … No. 20 Arkansas has its highest rating since reaching No. 18 in 2014-15 after beating Florida final week.

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