College basketball rankings: Kansas, Michigan State, Ohio State take big tumbles in Coaches Poll
Gonzaga holds on to the top spot and Baylor moves up to No. 2 after beating the Jayhawks
After a big week with victories over Texas Tech and Kansas, Baylor jumped to No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll released Monday. The 13-1 Bears moved up one spot, replacing Duke for the slot just behind 18-1 Gonzaga.
The Zags received 16 first-place votes, while Baylor received 10 and Duke (15-1) received the other six.
The Jayhawks, who lost for the first time in Lawrence, Kansas, to Baylor on Saturday, dropped from No. 3 to No. 7. The biggest drop of the week among teams still ranked was from Ohio State which fell from No. 12 to No. 19. Michigan State which was blown-out by Purdue fell from No. 8 to No. 14.
USA Today Coaches Poll
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Others receiving votes: Creighton 53; Virginia 51; Arkansas 44; Indiana 38; Arizona 37; Illinois 33; Penn St. 23; LSU 22; Rutgers 19; Houston 18; Wisconsin 17; Purdue 15; Northern Iowa 10; Texas Christian 7; St. Mary's 6; Marquette 6; Xavier 4; New Mexico 3; Liberty 2; Yale 1; Providence 1.
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