A day after overcoming their first double-digit deficit of the season, and another lopsided victory to stay undefeated, the Big 12-leading Bears moved up a spot to third in the new poll Sunday.
The Bears (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) jumped ahead of Ohio State (10-0). Alabama and Florida State, both 10-0, stayed in the top two spots.
LSU (7-3), which did not play this weekend, has remained at No. 18 in the poll. The Tigers play host to No. 9 Texas A&M (8-2), which also had a bye this weekend.
After a 6-0 start in 1953, Baylor was third in the AP poll for a two-week stretch before losing three of its last four games.
Baylor has won a school-record 13 in a row after a 63-34 victory over Texas Tech. Next is Saturday at No. 11 Oklahoma State, the preseason Big 12 favorite that has won six in a row.