Gonzaga Remains No. 1, Texas Up Top No. 4: AP Top 25 Rankings: Week 7

Gonzaga and Baylor held their respective place atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball Top 25 rankings after Week 7 was released on Monday.

There was, however, a noticeable more for No. 4 Texas which climbed four spots to its highest ranking in nearly a decade.

Gonzaga received 63 of the 64 first-place votes from the media panel for 1,599 points after the Bulldogs (10-0) picked up three wins since the last rankings were released a week ago.

Coming in at No. 2 again is Big 12 outfit Baylor (9-0), which collected the other vote for first place and tallied 1,537 points.

Gonzaga and the Bears have been ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in all seven polls so far this season.

This week sees Villanova moving one notch to No. 3, replacing Kansas after the Jayhawks suffered a one-sided loss to Texas, which jumped four spots to No. 4 this week.

Iowa moved up five spots to complete the Top 5 after falling six places to 10th last week.

Kansas comes in at No. 6, followed by Creighton, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Michigan in the top 10.

Comes in at No. 11 is Houston, which fell five places with the defeat to Tulsa, with Illinois, Missouri, West Virginia, and Rutgers rounding out the Top 15. The Mountaineers fell five spots from last week with a defeat to Oklahoma.

The next five have Minnesota at No. 16, followed by Oregon, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech, while No. 19 Clemson returns to the poll for the second time this season at No. 20.

Saint Louis, which is another newcomer this week, is tied with Michigan State at No. 23 and makes their first AP Top 25 appearance since the 2013-14 season.

The inactive Duke slipped one place to No. 21 with Virginia at No. 24 and Florida State slid seven places to 25th.

Northwestern and Ohio State fell out of the AP Top 25 rankings this week.

AP Top 25 Rankings

1. Gonzaga (63)
2. Baylor (1)
3. Villanova
4. Texas
5. Iowa
6. Kansas
7. Creighton
8. Wisconsin
9. Tennessee
10. Michigan
11. Houston
12. Illinois
13. Missouri
14. West Virginia
15. Rutgers
16. Minnesota
17. Oregon
18. Texas Tech
19. Clemson
19. Virginia Tech
21. Duke
22. Virginia
23. Saint Louis
23. Michigan St.
25. Florida St.

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Others receiving votes: Florida 110, Louisville 103, Ohio State 96, Northwestern 86, Oklahoma State 68, Arizona 25, Colorado 19, BYU 18, Drake 17, NC State 16, Oklahoma 15, Arkansas 14, Seton Hall 11, UCLA 6, Xavier 5, UConn 4, San Diego State 4, LSU 3, Boise State 3, Alabama 2, Indiana 2, Syracuse 1

Dropped from rankings: Northwestern 19, Ohio State 25

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