The Penn State men’s college basketball team moved up another spot in the AP Top 25 on Monday after a win over previously ranked Iowa at the Palestra over the weekend.
Penn State landed at No. 20, while Iowa fell out of the rankings.
Gonzaga, Duke and Kansas remained atop The Associated Press poll.
The Bulldogs received 54 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel in the poll released Monday. The Blue Devils had nine first-place votes and the Jayhawks two.
No. 4 Baylor moved into the top five for the first time in three years and undefeated Auburn was up to No. 5.
Butler climbed five spots to No. 6 for the program’s highest ranking ever and was followed by San Diego State, Michigan State, Oregon and No. 10 Florida State.
Gonzaga is No. 1 for the third straight week, a first in a season of parity at the top of the AP poll.
Penn State (12-2) beat Iowa, 89-86, on Saturday at the Palestra in Philadelphia for its fifth straight win. It marked the Nittany Lions’ first game as a ranked team playing against another ranked team since 1996. Iowa had been No. 23 coming into the game.
Coach Pat Chambers found little success over his first eight seasons at Penn State, with no NCAA Tournament appearances and one NIT championship in 2018. But powered by a deep, veteran roster, the Nittany Lions cracked the Top 25 this season for the first time since March 1996 and hope to make their first tournament appearance since the 2010-11 season.