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Baylor Basketball ranked in Top 5 for first time since 2017

Posted at 11:30 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 23:54:25-05

WACO, Texas — The Baylor Bears are ranked in the AP Top 5 for the first time since 2017. At No. 4, Baylor is the second-highest ranked team in the Big 12, behind No. 3 Kansas.

The Bears moved up two spots from last week's poll after going 2-0 this week. The Bears opened conference play Saturday night with a 59-44 home win over Texas.

The No. 4 ranking is the Bears' best ranking since Feb. 13, 2017, when they were also ranked No. 4.

This week, Baylor will face off with two other programs ranked in the AP Top 25. Tuesday, they travel to Lubbock to play No. 22 Texas Tech before going to Lawerence, Kan. to play No. 3 Kansas.