A light holiday schedule led to a rare quiet week atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll.
Gonzaga remained at No. 1 for a second straight week, receiving 63 first-place votes from a 65-member panel in the poll released Monday. No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Kansas each had one first-place vote, with Oregon and Ohio State rounding out the top five.
The AP Top 25 had been filled with tumult during a 2019-20 season of parity, with six different teams moving to No. 1 before Christmas. That's one short of the all-time record of seven, set in 1982-83.
The quiet time between Christmas and New Year's Day offered a bit of stability.
Gonzaga (13-1) did not play last week during a Top 25 schedule filled with lopsided games and just two matchups between ranked teams.
Oregon's No. 4 ranking equals the best in school history. The Ducks were ranked No. 4 in the 2016-17 season on their way to the Final Four.
The Ducks (11-2) have lived up to the hype of being Pac-12 favorites with their only losses coming in back-to-back games against Gonzaga and North Carolina at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.
Oregon has wins over three ranked teams and blew out Alabama State 98-59 on Sunday. Oregon also got a huge boost earlier this month when 6-foot-11 freshman N’Faly Dante became eligible after reclassifying as a 2019 signee.
In the women's poll, the top 22 teams remained the same with UConn at No. 1, Oregon at No. 2 and Oregon State at No. 3.
UConn finished off the decade in the same spot where it began — No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll.
The Huskies received 19 first-place votes on Monday, beating No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Oregon State, which both got five first-place votes. South Carolina and Stanford round out the top five.
While UConn received 19 first-place votes and Oregon and Oregon State five apiece, South Carolina got the other one. The Ducks and Beavers are two of four Pac-12 teams in the top 10. Stanford is fifth and UCLA is 10th. The Beavers are off to the best start in school history, going 12-0. UCLA has matched the program's fastest start, also going 12-0.