Gonzaga and Baylor remained 1-2 in the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll released Monday for the 10th straight week, while Alabama vaulted into the top 10.
Undefeated Gonzaga (61 first-place votes) and Baylor (3) are followed by Villanova (10-1) at No. 3. Michigan (13-1) moved up three spots No. 4, and Texas (11-2) held firm at No. 5, despite not playing last week because of COVID-19 issues among their opponents.
Virginia (10-2) climbed five places to No. 8 and Alabama (13-3) moved up nine spots to No. 9.
Rounding out the top 10 were No. 6 Houston (13-1), No. 7 Iowa (12-3) and No. 10 Texas Tech (11-4).
The Crimson Tide were not the only Southeastern Conference team with a huge swing on the week. Missouri (10-2) rose seven spots to No. 12, while Tennessee (10-3) plummeted from No. 6 to 18 after losses to Missouri and unranked Florida.
Kansas (10-5) dropped six places to No. 15 amid a three-game losing streak, and Creighton (11-4) also fell six spots to No. 17.
West Virginia (10-4) grabbed the No. 11, ranking, with Ohio State at No. 13 and Wisconsin falling out of the top 10 to No. 14. Both Big Ten programs have 12-4 records.
Following them was Florida State (9-2), which entered the poll at No. 16.
Illinois (10-5) came in at No. 19, up three spots, followed by Virginia Tech (11-3).
Minnesota (11-5), Saint Louis (7-1), UCLA (12-3), Oklahoma (9-4) and Louisville (10-3) rounded out the top 25.
The Sooners and Cardinals entered the top 25, while Oregon, Clemson and UConn fell out.
--Field Level Media