Pair of No. 2 Bears: Baylor men and women ranked AP No. 2Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, left, and Baylor coach Kim Mulkey talk before an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor has a pair of No. 2s in The Associated Press polls, with both the men's and women's basketball teams ranked second.
The Bears and Lady Bears, both 13-1 overall, were also ranked in the top two at the same time in January 2017.
''It says a lot about both of our programs, both our coaches and the kind of players that they bring into the programs,'' preseason AP All-America post Lauren Cox said Monday. ''We both support each other. ... We want to see the best for both teams.''
Baylor's men moved up two spots in the new poll Monday, two days after the Bears' first win ever at then-No. 3 Kansas that was their fourth win over a Top 25 team this season. The Bears, in their 17th season with coach Scott Drew, also won last week at then-No. 22 Texas Tech, last season's national runner-up that had won 15 in a row at home.
The defending national champion Lady Bears jumped four spots in the women's poll. They won at then-No. 1 UConn on Thursday night, ending the Huskies' 98-game home winning streak.
Baylor, which has won three national titles in coach Kim Mulkey's 20 seasons, now has the longest home winning streak at 47 in a row after beating Oklahoma State 94-48 in its Big 12 home opener Sunday.
There were three polls in January 2017 when both Baylor teams were ranked in the top two. The men reached No. 1 for the only time in program history on Jan 9, 2017, when the Lady Bears were No. 2. They were both ranked second in the Jan. 2 and Jan. 30 polls that season.
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