Kansas back atop AP poll after victory at top-ranked Baylor

Bears slip to No. 2 overall in latest ranking
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Posted at 1:37 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 14:38:31-05

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas is back on top of the college basketball world after knocking off Baylor.

And the Bears dropped to No. 2 in The Associated Press men's poll following the close loss.

The Jayhawks took over the No. 1 ranking for the second time this season following a week there in December.

According to, it is the 70th time KU has been ranked No. 1 in the poll's history, which began in 1949. Only Duke (144), UCLA (134), Kentucky (125) and North Carolina (110) had been ranked No. 1 more often.

The Bears fell to second after their 23-game winning streak ended.

Gonzaga was No. 3 after a loss to BYU. And Dayton leapfrogged San Diego State for No. 4 following the Aztecs' first loss of the season.

They were followed by Florida State, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland and Creighton in rounding out the top 10. Every team in the top 10 found itself in a new position from last week.

Among other Big 12 teams, West Virginia slid to No. 17 and Texas Tech moved into the poll at No. 22.

41 Action News staff contributed to this report.