AP College Basketball Poll 2021: Complete Week 11 Rankings Released

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2021

Oklahoma guard Austin Reaves (12) drives against Texas forward Kai Jones during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Gonzaga and Baylor continue to thrive despite the parity in men's college basketball and remain at the top of the latest Associated Press poll.

The two top teams are now a combined 33-0, while No. 3 Villanova hasn't lost since its third game of the season in November. Voters can pencil in these three teams at the top of the rankings without much debate.

There is plenty of movement beyond that, however, with top teams such as Texas, Iowa and Virginia among those to suffer losses over the past week.

Here is a look at the latest Top 25 going into Week 11.

       

AP Poll

1. Gonzaga

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2. Baylor

3. Villanova

4. Michigan

5. Houston

6. Texas

7. Ohio State

8. Iowa

9. Oklahoma

10. Alabama

11. Tennessee

12. Illinois

13. Texas Tech

14. Virginia

15. Creighton

16. Virginia Tech

17. West Virginia

18. Missouri

19. Wisconsin

20. Florida State

21. UCLA

22. Florida

23. Kansas

24. Purdue

25. Drake

      

The biggest performance this week came from Oklahoma, which moved from No. 24 in the poll to No. 9 after two Top 10 wins.

Austin Reaves scored 23 points for the Sooners in a dramatic 80-79 win over Texas last Tuesday.

They followed up with a 66-61 win over Alabama, which entered the game on a 10-game winning streak.

Counting the victory in the previous week over Kansas and Monday's game against Texas Tech, Oklahoma has a chance to win four straight against ranked opponents. With the ability to win both high- and low-scoring games, this could be a tough team to beat in the NCAA tournament.

The weekend's battles between the SEC and Big 12 created lots of fireworks, including Florida's upset of West Virginia and Tennessee's victory over Kansas.

Kansas has lost four of its last five games, dropping to No. 23 after getting as high as No. 3 earlier this season.

Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky are all struggling this year as well in a poor season for the usual blue bloods.

Baylor had a solid victory over Auburn, but the Tigers gave Baylor a challenge after their win over Missouri earlier in the week.

The Big Ten featured its usual drama, including Illinois' defeat of Iowa, the Hawkeyes' second straight loss. Though the Illini have been inconsistent, they have plenty of upside, especially when Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier play well. They combined for 49 points in Friday's win.

Iowa was No. 4 in the country two weeks ago, but it now sits at No. 8.

Ohio State continues to rise in the polls after wins over Penn State and Michigan State, giving the team six victories in the last seven outings. The Buckeyes could be in contention to win the conference if they can keep it going.

There is less certainty in the ACC, where Virginia looked like the top team until suffering a 65-51 loss to Virginia Tech.

While Virginia is still the team to beat, the in-state rivals won't go away. The Hokies moved up to 16th in the latest poll.

Fans can expect chaos ahead, especially in the coming week where Baylor has its toughest road game yet at Texas.