Preseason No. 1 Gonzaga has climbed back to the top of The Associated Press men’s basketball poll, ending Baylor’s five-week run. The Bulldogs got 25 first-place votes, 11 fewer than No. 2 Auburn, but edged the Tigers in overall points to take the top spot. Auburn has its highest ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1999-2000 after moving up two spots. Arizona, Purdue and Baylor round out the top five. A wild week of upsets led to big changes in the AP Top 25. Baylor saw its 21-game winning streak end with consecutive losses and 13 ranked teams lost last week, including nine on Saturday. Baylor plunged four spots to No. 5 while Southern California toppled 11 places to No. 16.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Gonzaga (25)14-214862
2. Auburn (36)16-114824
3. Arizona14-113206
4. Purdue14-212557
5. Baylor15-212381
6. Duke14-212058
7. Kansas14-211929
8. Wisconsin14-2105613
9. UCLA11-210413
10. Houston15-2103611
11. Villanova13-490814
12. Kentucky14-380418
13. LSU15-273812
14. Michigan St.14-368110
15. Iowa St.14-366515
16. Southern Cal14-26185
17. Illinois13-352125
18. Texas Tech13-450919
19. Ohio St.11-446516
20. Xavier13-342717
21. Providence14-235023
22. Loyola Chicago13-2193-
23. Texas13-418521
24. Tennessee11-59822
25. UConn11-473-

Others receiving votes: Iowa 56, BYU 50, Davidson 34, Alabama 26, San Diego St. 25, Miami 21, Oregon 15, West Virginia 14, Colorado St. 13, Texas A&M 10, Oklahoma 7, TCU 4, North Carolina 2, Indiana 2.