Nine teams with Canadian players in this weeks AP Top 25


The Canadian content in the AP Top 25 continues to multiply with nine teams with Canadian born players inside this weeks rankings. Nine is the most teams so far in the 2019-20 season.

Devonte Bandoo from Mississauga, ON is still the highest ranked Canadian born player in this weeks Top 25 after his Baylor Bears moved up to the No.2 spot after two big wins over Texas Tech 57-52 and Kansas 67-55. Bandoo was key in the win over Tech with seven points and seven rebounds.

Butler continues to rise in the rankings with Christian David from Milton, ON and his Bulldogs moving up to No.5 after a win over Providence 70-58.

Hamilton’s Nolan Narain and his San Diego State squad remain unbeaten at 17-0 and are ranked No.7 after a win over Wyoming 72.52.

Addison Patterson from Milton, ON and his Oregon Ducks moved up one spot to No.8 while Nathaniel Jack of Mississauga, ON and the Florida State Seminoles also move up one to No.9.

Here are the other Canadians on teams inside the Top 25:

No.13 Dayton – Jordy Tshimanga Montreal, QC. No.12 West Virginia – Jermaine Haley from Vancouver, BC and Gabe Osabuohien of Toronto. No.18 Seton Hall – Tyrese Samuel of Montreal. No. 20 Colorado – Keeshawn Barthelemy from Montreal.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 for the week of January 13, 2020.

1Gonzaga 18-11,5741
2Baylor 13-11,5674
3Duke 15-11,5672
4Auburn 15-01,3595
5Butler 15-11,2996
6Kansas 12-31,2863
7San Diego State17-01,2867
8Oregon 14-31,1639
9Florida State 14-21,09310
10Kentucky 12-396014
11Louisville 13-394313
12West Virginia13-291117
13Dayton 14-284215
15Michigan State13-47358
16Wichita State 15-162923
18Seton Hall12-4496NR
20Colorado 13-334525
21Ohio State 11-527011
22Memphis 13-323221
23Texas Tech 10-511122
24Illinois 12-5109NR
25Creighton 13-497NR
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Chris McKee is a Toronto based broadcaster and writer. Chris has done play-by-play for CBC Sports and TSN radio calling professional, college and high school basketball, volleyball and soccer. He also works as a traffic reporter for TSN 1050, News Talk 1010 and Jewel 88.5 and was recently the Social Media Director for Golf Talk Canada on TSN. Prior to working in sports, he was an award winning music agent and concert promoter for 20 years having produced concerts for the likes of Rihanna, The Black Eyed Peas, Wu-Tang Clan, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake and many more. Author of the book "Life on the road with the Wu-Tang Clan."


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