The Bears (13-0, 1-0 Big 12) are in the Top 5 nationally in both adjusted offense and adjusted defense, with Georgetown and Arizona transfer James Akinjo a terrific addition to last season’s national champions.
No. 3 Purdue won their only matchup last week over Nicholls State 104-90 at Mackey Arena, but they’ll get a tougher test this evening with No. 23 Wisconsin coming to town. The Boilermakers (12-1, 1-1 Big Ten) have only fallen to Rutgers so far, and are listed as 13-point favorites in tonight’s matchup at DraftKings Sportsbook.
No team moved in or out of the poll this week, but the biggest change was from No. 24 Seton Hall, who fell from No. 15 following back-to-back losses to Providence and Villanova to open Big East play. The Pirates head to Butler tomorrow night with a 9-3 record, but 0-2 in conference.
Here is the complete AP College Basketball Poll for Week 9 on January 3rd.
AP College Basketball Poll Week 9
|1||Baylor (13-0)||1||Big 12||1,525 (61)|
|2||Duke (11-1)||2||Atlantic Coast||1,447|
|3||Purdue (12-1)||3||Big Ten||1,376|
|4||Gonzaga (11-2)||4||West Coast||1,314|
|5||UCLA (8-1)||5||Pacific 12||1,287|
|6||Kansas (11-1)||6||Big 12||1,237|
|7||USC (12-0)||7||Pacific 12||1,015|
|8||Arizona (11-1)||9||Pacific 12||1,013|
|10||Michigan State (12-2)||10||Big Ten||934|
|11||Iowa State (12-1)||8||Big 12||896|
|12||Houston (12-2)||12||American Athletic||849|
|13||Ohio State (9-2)||13||Big Ten||819|
|14||Texas (11-2)||17||Big 12||640|
|16||Providence (13-1)||21||Big East||560|
|19||Villanova (9-4)||22||Big East||437|
|20||Colorado State (10-0)||20||Mountain West||386|
|22||Xavier (11-2)||23||Big East||270|
|23||Wisconsin (10-2)||24||Big Ten||221|
|24||Seton Hall (9-3)||15||Big East||174|
|25||Texas Tech (10-2)||25||Big 12||142|