For the fifth week in a row, the top two teams in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll remain unchanged, with UConn and Purdue holding onto their positions at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. However, 17 ranked teams suffered at least one loss, leading to a major shakeup in the rankings.
Marquette rose three spots to No. 4, while Iowa State moved up four spots to No. 10 after taking advantage of losses by other top-ranked teams such as Kansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Meanwhile, Arizona made a comeback to rejoin the top five in the AP poll after winning seven of their last eight games in Pac-12 play and leading the conference regular-season race by one game.
Indiana State also made its way back into the rankings for the first time since the late 1970s, coming in at No. 23 this week after wins over Valpo and Missouri State. In terms of receiving votes, Utah St., Colorado St., Texas Tech, and San Diego St are all listed just outside of the top 10.