Gon­zaga stays No. 1 as Bay­lor makes up ground in Top 25 poll

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and thump­ing Kansas on its home floor.

As a re­sult? The Bears leapfrogge­d the Jay­hawks and Duke into the sec­ond spot in The As­so­ci­ated Press men’s col­lege bas­ket­ball poll on Mon­day. They fin­ished with 1,567 points in vot­ing by 65 me­dia mem­bers who reg­u­larly cover the game, just seven back of top-ranked Gon­zaga — even though Bay­lor had 31 first-place votes and the Bull­dogs had 30.

“I think to have a spe­cial team you first need to have

Bay­lor guard Jared But­ler (12) smiles with team­mate Davion Mitchell (45) while walk­ing past Kansas guard Tris­tan Enaruna (13) fol­low­ing an NCAA col­lege bas­ket­ball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Satur­day, Jan. 11, 2020. Bay­lor de­feated Kansas 55-67.

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