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RCT Top 25 Basketball Poll: Kansas, Baylor take top 2 spots before big showdown Wednesday night.

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The Big 12 reigns supreme in this week's poll.

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Baylor vs Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

With all the chaos that we saw nationally last week, it isn't much of a surprise to see a huge shakeup in the poll this week. Also not a surprise was the fact that Gonzaga didn't rise to the top of the poll, given their relatively low ranking here since the poll started this season. What I did find surprising was that we had five different teams getting first place votes.

Before we get in to analysis, let's take a look at this week's results:

RCT Top 25 - Week 5

Rank Team Points LW Change
Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Kansas(2) 183 3 2
2 Baylor(1) 181 4 2
3 Gonzaga(3) 179 5 2
4 Villanova 173 1 -3
5 Arizona(1) 161 6 1
6 Louisville(1) 156 10 4
7 West Virginia 151 12 5
8 Kentucky 136 1 -7
9 Virginia 129 13 4
10 Wisconsin 125 14 4
11 North Carolina 115 7 -4
12 UCLA 110 8 -4
13 Oregon 100 11 -2
14 Butler 75 15 1
15 Florida State 71 8 -7
16 Cincinnati 69 19 3
17 Duke 52 20 3
18 Purdue 50 18 0
19 Creighton 46 17 -2
20 Saint Mary's 44 21 1
21 South Carolina 43 24 3
22 Notre Dame 33 16 -6
23 Florida 29 NR 3
24 Maryland 26 NR 6
25 Iowa State 18 22 -3
Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech 15, Oklahoma State 14, Kansas State 13, Northwestern 12, Oklahoma 11, Texas 10, TCU 9, SMU 7, Wichita State 7, Xavier 7, Marquette 6, Michigan 6, Michigan State 5, Connecticut 4, Georgetown 3, Georgia Tech 3, USC 1

Florida and Maryland join the poll this week, replacing Kansas State and Ohio State.

Once again, the ACC leads all conferences with 6 teams in the poll, with the Big 12 second with 4 teams. 4 conferences tied with 3 teams each.

It obviously didn't work a couple weeks ago, but it seems like it is time for another edition of Poll Attacks RCT-style. I won't actually say the name this time, but I think you can guess who I'm talking about.

Ballots - Week 5

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1 Arizona Baylor Louisville Gonzaga Kansas Gonzaga Kansas Gonzaga
2 Baylor Gonzaga Virginia Kansas Villanova Kansas Baylor Kansas
3 Gonzaga Villanova Kentucky Villanova Baylor Villanova West Virginia Baylor
4 Kansas Kansas Gonzaga Arizona North Carolina Baylor Louisville Villanova
5 Villanova Arizona Villanova Baylor Kentucky Arizona Arizona Arizona
6 West Virginia Virginia West Virginia Kentucky Arizona Louisville Wisconsin Kentucky
7 Kentucky Louisville Baylor Louisville West Virginia UCLA Creighton Virginia
8 Virginia West Virginia North Carolina Virginia Louisville Kentucky Gonzaga West Virginia
9 Wisconsin Wisconsin Kansas West Virginia Gonzaga Virginia Oregon Louisville
10 Louisville UCLA Duke UCLA UCLA West Virginia Villanova Wisconsin
11 North Carolina Kentucky Wisconsin North Carolina Florida State North Carolina Texas Tech North Carolina
12 Saint Mary's Butler Oregon Wisconsin Oregon Wisconsin Oklahoma State UCLA
13 UCLA North Carolina Purdue Oregon Virginia Oregon Iowa State Cincinnati
14 Cincinnati Oregon Florida Florida State Wisconsin Cincinnati Kansas State Florida State
15 UCLA Cincinnati Cincinnati Butler Butler Butler Oklahoma Duke
16 Butler South Carolina Arizona Cincinnati Maryland Maryland Texas Florida
17 Oregon Duke Butler Duke Saint Mary's Florida State TCU Butler
18 Purdue Purdue UCLA Creighton South Carolina Notre Dame UCLA Oregon
19 Northwestern Florida State Wichita State Notre Dame Notre Dame South Carolina Florida State Purdue
20 South Carolina Notre Dame Creighton Purdue Duke Saint Mary's Michigan Marquette
21 SMU Saint Mary's Florida State Saint Mary's Creighton Creighton Michigan State South Carolina
22 Florida State Xavier South Carolina Maryland Purdue Purdue Connecticut Saint Mary's
23 Iowa State Florida Notre Dame South Carolina Georgia Tech Xavier Georgetown Creighton
24 Notre Dame Maryland Iowa State Florida Northwestern Florida North Carolina Northwestern
25 Kansas State Northwestern Saint Mary's SMU USC Duke Florida State SMU