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Gonzaga jumped Baylor to take over the top spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll in the first in-season update of the rankings. The Bears edged out the Bulldogs in the preseason poll last month by garnering 12 first-place votes to Gonzaga's 10, but the Zags on Monday received 23 of a possible 32 first-place votes to wrest hold of No. 1.

Baylor dropped one spot to No. 2 while Iowa moved up three spots to No. 3, Michigan State jumped eight spots to No. 4 and Kansas held steady at No. 5 despite a season-opening loss to Gonzaga on Nov. 26. Rounding out the top 10 is Villanova, Creighton, Houston, Illinois and West Virginia.

Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Gonzaga (23) 3-0 788 2
2 Baylor (8) 3-0 774 1
3 Iowa (1) 3-0 717 6
4 Michigan State 5-0 774 12
5 Kansas 4-1 585 5
6 Villanova 4-1 581 3
7 Creighton 3-0 561 11
8 Houston 4-0 529 18
9 Illinois 3-1 525 10
10 West Virginia 4-1 471 15
11 Duke 2-1 458 8
12 Texas 4-1 407 22
13 Wisconsin 3-1 361 7
14 North Carolina 3-1 331 16
15 Virginia Tech 4-0 315 NR
16 Tennessee 0-0 311 14
17 Texas Tech 4-1 310 13
18 Virginia 3-1 268 4
19 Richmond 2-0 198 NR
20 Ohio St. 3-0 176 24
21 Florida State 1-0 167 18
22 Rutgers 3-0 161 23
23 Arizona State 3-1 121 17
24 Louisville 4-0 95 NR
25 Florida 3-0 83 NR

Others receiving votes: Michigan 78; San Diego St. 50; Saint Louis 44; UCLA 38; Oregon 34; Oklahoma State 30; Indiana 26; Marquette 16; Missouri 15; North Dakota 14; Oklahoma 13; Louisiana State 13; Arkansas 11; NC State 10; Clemson 10; Maryland 6; Connecticut 6; Xavier 5; Memphis 2; Drake 2; Western Kentucky 1; Southern Methodist 1; Kentucky 1; Alabama 1; Abilene Christian 1.