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Baylor stays at No. 1, Louisville drops in AP Top 25

Field Level Media
18 Feb 2020, 04:05 GMT+10

Louisville plummeted in the latest Associated Press Top 25 rankings, released Monday, while Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas and undefeated San Diego State maintained the top four spots.

The Cardinals (21-5) entered play last week ranked No. 5 but fell to No. 11 after road losses to unranked Atlantic Coast Conference foes Georgia Tech and Clemson.

Dayton (23-2) climbed one spot to No. 5, followed in the top 10 by Duke (22-3), Maryland (21-4), Florida State (21-4), Penn State (20-5) and Kentucky (20-5).

The Nittany Lions rose four spots to No. 9 -- matching their highest-ever ranking with the 1995-96 and 1953-54 teams.

Baylor (23-1) captured 48 of 63 first-place votes, with Gonzaga (26-1) receiving 14 and Kansas (22-3) the remaining vote.

The top five could look vastly different next week, however. Baylor and Kansas will meet Saturday in Waco, Texas, in a Big 12 battle, a rematch of the Bears' 67-55 victory on Jan. 11 in Lawrence, Kan.

BYU (21-7) moved into the poll at No. 23 after wins at San Diego and Loyola Marymount and will host Santa Clara and Gonzaga this week. Arizona (18-7) and Ohio State (17-8) moved back into the bottom two spots in the top 25.

Dropping out of the poll were Texas Tech, Illinois and LSU.

--Field Level Media

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