The Baylor Bears have stayed in the top ten for another week as the final week of Big 12 play begins. Can Baylor hang on to finish strong in conference play?
The Baylor Bears have just two games remaining in their memorable season. At 24-5, Scott Drew has navigated smooth waters early in the season then dealt with the bumpy seas through conference play, through it all the Bears have grown exponentially. If Baylor can finish strong versus Texas Tech on Monday night and in their regular-season finale at Iowa State on Saturday, the Bears could be looking at a strong seed for the NCAA tournament.
The Iowa State Cyclones will prove to be a tough test, as the Cyclones are tied with Baylor for the No. 3 spot in the Big 12 standings and are coming off of a big win over Kansas State on Saturday. Here are the top 25 rankings for the coaches poll and the AP poll.
|3||Duke Blue Devils||690|
|5||Michigan St. Spartans||650|
|6||North Carolina Tar Heels||627|
|7||Marquette Golden Eagles||568|
|9||Murray St. Racers||480|
|11||Ohio St. Buckeyes||470|
|14||Wichita St. Shockers||352|
|17||UNLV Runnin' Rebels||281|
|19||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||184|
|21||St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels||163|
|22||Florida St. Seminoles||119|
|23||San Diego St. Aztecs||111|
|AP POLL ||Team||Points|
|4||Duke Blue Devils||1409|
|5||Michigan St. Spartans||1372|
|6||North Carolina Tar Heels||1314|
|8||Marquette Golden Eagles||1150|
|10||Ohio St. Buckeyes||1036|
|12||Murray St. Racers||885|
|15||Wichita St. Shockers||754|
|17||UNLV Runnin' Rebels||531|
|20||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||357|
|21||San Diego St. Aztecs||304|
|22||Florida St. Seminoles||252|
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