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Iowa State up to #19 in the AP Poll

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Cyclones move up 2 spots after positive week

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Gonzaga Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa State Cyclones have moved up to 19th in the AP Poll after taking second place at the Advocare Invitational in Orlando last weekend in a close loss to 8th-ranked Gonzaga.

The surprise of the week, though, is Baylor. They’ve made the leap to 9th after beating two ranked teams in Michigan State and Louisville to win the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend. They were one of four teams receiving first place votes.

Kansas is still squarely in the top 5, checking in at No. 4 this week, and West Virginia slid to 25th after suffering their first loss to Temple.

Iowa State will get another big opportunity Thursday at 8 p.m. as they take on Cincinnati. The Bearcats received 49 votes in the AP poll, which was good enough for 28th place. The game will air on ESPN.

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (40) 6-0 1,590
2 Villanova (20) 6-0 1,567
3 North Carolina (4) 7-0 1,497
4 Kansas 5-1 1,414
5 Duke 6-1 1,365
6 Virginia 6-0 1,286
7 Xavier 6-0 1,181
8 Gonzaga 6-0 1,112
9 Baylor (1) 6-0 1,068
10 Creighton 6-0 965
11 UCLA 7-0 955
12 Saint Mary's 5-0 866
13 Indiana 4-1 857
14 Louisville 5-1 808
15 Purdue 5-1 687
16 Arizona 5-1 655
17 Wisconsin 5-2 555
18 Butler 6-0 506
19 Iowa State 5-1 389
20 South Carolina 6-0 379
21 Rhode Island 5-1 354
22 Syracuse 4-1 229
23 Oregon 4-2 189
24 Florida 6-1 154
25 West Virginia 4-1 132
Others receiving votes: Maryland 126, Notre Dame 85, Cincinnati 49, Michigan State 28, Ohio State 22, Michigan 13, Temple 8, USC 7, Houston 6, Florida State 5, VCU 5, California 3, Tennessee State 2, Virginia Tech 1, Arkansas State 1, San Diego State 1, Colorado 1, Minnesota 1, Rutgers 1