Baylor returns to #1 for the first time in nearly six years after then #1 Notre Dame lost to unranked North Carolina 78-73 on Sunday. The Fighting Irish fell to fifth, with UConn, Louisville and Oregon following. Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Stanford, Oregon State and Marquette rounded out the top 10. The Wolfpack are the only undefeated team left in Division I basketball.

Here is the full top 25:

RANKSCHOOLRECORDPOINTSPREVIOUS
1Baylor (24)17-16952
2UConn (2)18-16703
3Louisville (2)19-16304
4Oregon19-16065
5Notre Dame19-26041
6Mississippi State19-15657
7North Carolina State20-05418
8Stanford17-24886
9Oregon State17-34609
10Marquette18-345210
11Maryland18-242711
12Texas17-337412
13Iowa16-433817
14Utah18-128221
15Gonzaga19-226918
16South Carolina13-526519
17Rutgers16-425614
18Syracuse16-425313
19Kentucky17-422215
20Texas A&M16-414224
21Arizona State14-612716
22Michigan State15-510923
23Iowa State15-510620
24Florida State17-37322
25BYU17-347NR

UCONN lost to #8 Baylor at the time 68-75 back on January 3rd. Baylor lost to then #11 Stanford on December 15 68-63. And the Cards’ only loss comes at the hands of then #1 Notre Dame 82-68. Notre Dame’s other loss was to UCONN 89-71 on December 2nd.

#3 LOUISVILLE hosts #2 UCONN

Date: Thursday, Jan. 31
Time: 7 p.m. ET Doors open at 5:30 p.m
Forecast: High of 28, low of 25 degrees F
Site: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (22,000)
Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analyst
Video: ESPN, Adam Amin; Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, analysts; Holly Rowe, sideline
Last Meeting: L, 69-58 (Feb. 12, 2018 at UConn)
Series History: 1-17 (0-5 Home, 0-6 Away, 1-6 Neutral)

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