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Baylor ranked No. 2 in latest AP Poll

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 12:58:25-05

WACO, Texas — The Baylor Bears jumped two spots to No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25. Baylor is now the highest ranked team in the Big 12 after beating former No. 3 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Bears moved up two spots from last week's poll after going 2-0 this week, including two road wins over Top 25 teams. The Bears opened the week with a win over reigning National Runners-Up Texas Tech in Lubbock.

Baylor comes in behind No. 1 Gonzaga. The Bears received more first-place votes than the Bulldogs, 31-30, but Gonzaga received seven more total points than the Bears.

The No. 2 ranking is the Bears' best ranking since Jan. 30, 2017, when they were also ranked No. 2.

This week, Baylor will continue its quest for a Big 12 title. They host Iowa State Wednesday night at 7 p.m. before traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma to play Oklahoma State.