Illinois stays at No. 5 in new AP men’s basketball poll; Loyola moves up to No. 21John Marshall | APon February 22, 2021 at 5:29 pm

Coach Brad Underwood’s Illinois team remains at No. 5 in the AP Top 25.
Coach Brad Underwood’s Illinois team remains at No. 5 in the AP Top 25. | Jim Mone/AP

Gonzaga and Baylor remain atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll in a week of little change.

Gonzaga and Baylor remain atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll in a week of little change.

The top five from a week ago remained the same in the poll released Monday and no teams dropped out of the AP Top 25.

Gonzaga received 60 first-place votes from a media panel on Monday and Baylor had the other four, with the Bulldogs picking up one vote from the Bears.

Michigan, Ohio State and Illinois rounded out the top five. The Buckeyes held their spot despite losing 92-87 to the Wolverines on Sunday.

Loyola moved up a spot to No. 21.

No. 12 Houston dropped six spots after losing to Wichita State and No. 15 Virginia lost eight spots following losses to No. 11 Florida State and Duke.

No. 9 Iowa and No. 10 West Virginia moved back into the top 10.

The Top 25

1. Gonzaga 22-0

2. Baylor 17-0

3. Michigan 16-11

4. Ohio St. 18-5

5. Illinois 16-5

6. Alabama 18-5

7. Oklahoma 14-5

8. Villanova 14-3

9. Iowa 17-6

10. West Virginia 15-6

11. Florida St. 13-3

12. Houston 18-3

13. Creighton 16-5

14. Texas 13-6

15. Virginia 15-5

16. Virginia Tech 14-4

17. Kansas 17-7

18. Texas Tech 14-7

19. Southern Cal 18-4

20. Arkansas 17-5

21. Loyola 19-4

22. San Diego St. 17-4

23. Wisconsin 16-8

24. Missouri 14-6

25. Tennessee 15-6

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