Gonzaga Back on Top

January 18, 2022 Gonzaga Back on Top

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Men’s Top-10 Gets Complete Shake-Up; Women’s Top-6 Remains Unchanged

The Baylor Bears went down not once, but twice in the last week to mark another change atop the men’s AP Poll. It’s Gonzaga — the preseason No. 1 — who is back on top. The Zags narrowly edged Auburn for the top spot, meaning the Tigers could steal the top ranking with a stronger conference lineup. Meanwhile in the women’s game, the top six teams stayed pat while nine of the top-10 remain the same.

 

Men’s AP Top-10

1. Gonzaga (14-2) | ↑1

2. Auburn (16-1) | ↑2

3. Arizona (14-1) | ↑3

4. Purdue (14-2) | ↑3

5. Baylor (15-2) | ↓4

6. Duke (14-2) | ↑2

7. Kansas (14-2) | ↑2

8. Wisconsin (14-2) | ↑5

9. UCLA (11-2) | ↓6

10. Houston (15-2) | ↑1

 

Full Men’s AP Top-25

 

Women’s AP Top-10

South Carolina (17-1) | —

2. Stanford (13-3) | —

3. Louisville (15-1) | —

4. N.C. State (16-2) | —

5. Tennessee (17-1) | —

6. Indiana (14-2) | —

7. Iowa State (16-1) | ↑2

8. Michigan (15-2) | ↑3

9. Connecticut (9-3) | ↑1

10. Arizona (12-2) | ↓3

 

Full Women’s AP Top-25

 

Additional Storylines

SI: How Auburn Finished Behind Gonzaga Despite 11 More 1st-Place Votes

ESPN: Power Rankings: What’s Wrong With Baylor, And Who Benefits From Bears’ Slide?

 

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