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AP Poll Has New No. 1, UC Stays Put

Baylor rose to the top rank while the Bearcats remained at No. 22.

NCAA Basketball: Cincinnati at Houston Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bearcats only played once this past week and in that game they topped a tough Houston team on the road. It was the sixth win in a row for the Bearcats, who are now 13-2 overall and a perfect 3-0 in American Athletic Conference play. They have held down the top spot in our weekly AAC rankings for some time and the win against Houston was a nice feather in their caps in relation to the rest of the league.

However, nationally speaking, the win didn’t make much of an impact. In the new AP Top 25, UC remained at No. 22, a spot it rose to last week. On the bright side, the Bearcats have now been ranked for six weeks of this season, matching their total from a year ago.

Meanwhile, another AAC team is getting some play this week, as SMU received five votes. The two teams will battle it out this Thursday at Fifth Third Arena.

Outside of AAC land, Villanova’s loss to Butler allowed 15-0 Baylor to ascend to the No. 1 spot in the AP poll. The rest of the top five features Kansas (14-1), Villanova (15-1), UCLA (16-1) and Gonzaga (15-0). The rest of the poll can be found below.

Week 10 AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Baylor (55) 15-0 1,608
2 Kansas (8) 14-1 1,517
3 Villanova (1) 15-1 1,499
4 UCLA (1) 16-1 1,433
5 Gonzaga 15-0 1,366
6 Kentucky 13-2 1,327
7 Duke 14-2 1,173
8 Creighton 15-1 1,111
9 Florida State 15-1 1,071
10 West Virginia 13-2 972
11 North Carolina 14-3 902
12 Butler 14-2 880
13 Oregon 15-2 869
14 Louisville 13-3 744
15 Xavier 13-2 651
16 Arizona 15-2 634
17 Purdue 14-3 584
18 Wisconsin 13-3 581
19 Virginia 12-3 580
20 Notre Dame 14-2 468
21 Saint Mary's 14-1 377
22 Cincinnati 13-2 256
23 Florida 12-3 252
24 Minnesota 15-2 167
25 USC 15-2 20
25 Kansas State 13-2 20
Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 11, South Carolina 7, Iowa State 7, Indiana 6, Virginia Tech 6, Maryland 5, SMU 5, Clemson 4, UNC Wilmington, VCU 3, Wichita State 2, Dayton 2, Nevada 2