After an eventful week in men’s basketball, the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll has undergone some changes. The top two teams remain unchanged, with Connecticut holding onto the top spot and Purdue maintaining their second place. Both teams have continued to impress with dominant performances, earning them numerous No. 1 votes.
Houston has climbed back up to the No. 3 position, while Marquette has made a significant leap to No. 4. North Carolina has slipped to fifth after losing to Clemson, and Arizona and Kansas have also seen movements in the rankings, with Arizona moving up to No. 6 and Kansas dropping to seventh.
The top 10 is rounded out by Duke, Tennessee, and Iowa State, with South Carolina making a strong case for a spot in the top 10 after jumping nine places. Kentucky and Wisconsin have been moving in opposite directions after losing four and five spots respectively following consecutive home losses.
Indiana State has entered the poll at No. 24, marking their first ranking since their historic 1979 season. Saint Mary’s, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Colorado State have also regained positions in the rankings after dropping out earlier this season. Among those who have dropped out are Utah State, San Diego State, New Mexico, Florida Atlantic, and Texas Tech.
Overall, it seems that dominance continues to be key in men’s basketball as these top teams continue to perform exceptionally well on the court.