Baylor is once again the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, and fifth-ranked Southern California climbed to its highest ranking in nearly five decades. The reigning national champion Bears earned all 61 first-place votes in the poll for the fourth time in five weeks. Baylor has won 21 straight games dating to last year’s title run in the Indianapolis bubble. Gonzaga, UCLA, Auburn and USC rounded out the top five. The Trojans have their highest ranking since December 1974. No. 25 Illinois rejoined the poll as the week's lone addition.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking

RecordPtsPrv
1. Baylor (61)15-015251
2. Gonzaga12-214404
3. UCLA10-113765
4. Auburn14-111939
5. Southern Cal13-011527
6. Arizona12-111448
7. Purdue13-211393
8. Duke12-211302
9. Kansas12-210316
10. Michigan St.13-2101110
11. Houston14-294912
12. LSU14-188921
13. Wisconsin13-278423
14. Villanova11-468219
15. Iowa St.13-264811
16. Ohio St.10-351013
17. Xavier12-245322
18. Kentucky12-343816
19. Texas Tech11-337325
20. Seton Hall11-334224
21. Texas12-328214
22. Tennessee10-427718
23. Providence14-225016
24. Alabama11-423715
25. Illinois11-3208-

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 122, Loyola Chicago 96, Miami 65, West Virginia 20, UConn 17, Indiana 12, Colorado St. 10, San Diego St. 9, Davidson 5, San Francisco 2, Iowa 2, BYU 2.