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.
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