Baylor new No.1 in the AP Top 25

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It continues to be another ground breaking week for Canadian players in the NCAA with Devonte Bandooย from Mississauga, ON and his Baylor Bears taking over the new No.1 spot in the AP Top 25.

Baylor had key wins this week over Iowa State 68-55 and Oklahoma State 75-68 where Bandoo was especially big adding 16 points to help avoid the upset by the Cowboys.

It is just the second time in Baylor’s history being ranked No.1 with the last time coming in 2017.

Nine teams featuring Canucks remain inside the AP Top 25 which now includes three teams inside the top five.

Nolan Narain from Hamilton, ON and his San Diego State squad remain unbeaten at 19-0 after wins this week over Fresno St and Nevada which helped them move into the No.4 spot which is up three from No.7 last week.

Nathaniel Jack of Mississauga, ON and his Florida State Seminoles also move into the top five after big wins over Virginia and Miami to improve to 16-2 on the season.

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

No.7 Dayton โ€“ Jordy Tshimanga Montreal, QC. No.10 Seton Hall โ€“ Tyrese Samuel of Montreal. No.12 Oregon – Addison Patterson from Milton, ON. No.13 Butler – Christian David from Milton. No. 14 West Virginia โ€“ Jermaine Haley from Vancouver, BCย and Gabe Osabuohien of Toronto. No. 23 Colorado โ€“ Keeshawn Barthelemy from Montreal.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 for the week of January 20, 2020.

1Baylor15-115912
2Gonzaga20-115881
3Kansas 14-314706
4San Diego State19-014227
5Florida State16-213359
6Louisville15-3130311
7Dayton16-2113913
8Duke 15-310653
9Villanova14-3105514
10Seton Hall14-4103418
11Michigan State14-4100415
12Oregon15-48868
13Butler15-38675
14West Virginia14-375812
15Kentucky13-475510
16Auburn15-26374
17Maryland14-452517
18Texas Tech12-539923
19Iowa 13-5398NR
20Memphis14-339422
21Illinois13-528024
22Arizona13-5225NR
23Colorado14-415420
24Rutgers14-4152NR
25Houston 14-4151NR
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Chris McKee is a Toronto based broadcaster and writer. Chris does play-by-play for CBC Sports and TSN radio with the CEBL as well as doing PBP for One Volleyball, OSBA and Orangeville Prep which is the premier high school program in Canada. He also works for Golf Talk Canada as the Social Manager and writer as well as being a traffic reporter for TSN 1050, News Talk 1010 and Jewel 88.5. Prior to working in sports, he was an award winning music agent and concert promoter for 20 years having produced tours for the likes of Rihanna, The Black Eyed Peas, Wu-Tang Clan, 50 Cent, The Roots and many more. Author of the book "Life on the road with the Wu-Tang Clan."

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