College Basketball Rankings: Undefeated Baylor At No. 7

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 09: Quincy Acy #4 of the Baylor Bears dunks the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners during their game in the first round of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A talented Bears team survived the five-game suspension of Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year Perry Jones III unscathed.

After surviving a relatively easy five-game stretch to open the season without suspended star Perry Jones III, the Baylor men's basketball team is now No. 7 in the latest polls.

Quincy Miller, a five-star 6'9 210 freshman forward, has lived up to his recruiting accolades, leading the team in scoring with 15.2 points on 44% shooting. 

Senior forwards Quincy Acy and Anthony Jones have controlled the backboards in Jones' absence, averaging 6.2 and 7.4 rebounds a game respectively. 

But perhaps the biggest difference this season for the Bears has been their point-guard play, with junior A.J. Walton and junior college transfer Pierre Jackson both averaging over 4.0 assists per game. 

Baylor now has a few weeks to re-integrate Jones into the rotation before their first game against a ranked opponent this season, a neutral-site contest in Dallas against No. 24 Mississippi State on Dec. 28. 

For the latest news and notes on the Bears, check out our brand-new blog Our Daily Bears.

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