Baylor new No.1 in the AP Top 25


It continues to be another ground breaking week for Canadian players in the NCAA with Devonte Bandoo 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 – Jordy Tshimanga Montreal, QC. No.10 Seton Hall – Tyrese Samuel of Montreal. No.12 Oregon – Addison Patterson from Milton, ON. No.13 Butler – Christian David from Milton. No. 14 West Virginia – Jermaine Haley from Vancouver, BC and Gabe Osabuohien of Toronto. No. 23 Colorado – Keeshawn Barthelemy from Montreal.

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

3Kansas 14-314706
4San Diego State19-014227
5Florida State16-213359
8Duke 15-310653
10Seton Hall14-4103418
11Michigan State14-4100415
14West Virginia14-375812
18Texas Tech12-539923
19Iowa 13-5398NR
25Houston 14-4151NR
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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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