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Top of AP poll steady; 'Bama now top 10

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Gonzaga, Baylor and Villanova remained atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll Monday, while ninth-ranked Alabama climbed to its highest ranking in 14 years.

Mark Few's Bulldogs earned 61 of 64 first-place votes in the latest Top 25, while Scott Drew's Bears claimed the other three. Those two teams have been 1-2 in all 10 polls this season.

Villanova remained third followed by Michigan, with the Wolverines cracking the top five for a second straight season under Juwan Howard after being unranked earlier in the year. Michigan's rise comes after the school announced a two-week pause in all sports activities due to concerns about a new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga15-0
2 Baylor14-0
3 Villanova10-1
4 Michigan13-1
5 Texas11-2
6 Houston13-1
7 Iowa12-3
8 Virginia10-2
9 Alabama13-3
10 Texas Tech11-4
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Houston13-1
2 Michigan13-1
3 Missouri10-2
4 Texas11-2
5 Gonzaga15-0
6 Baylor14-0
7 Alabama13-3
8 West Virginia10-4
9 Clemson9-4
10 Florida State9-2
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