In the latest AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll, UConn and Purdue continued to hold their spots at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for the fifth week in a row. However, the rankings underwent a significant shakeup as 17 ranked teams suffered at least one loss.
One of the most notable moves was Marquette’s rise to No. 4 after winning seven of their last eight Pac-12 games. Iowa State also made a big leap up four spots to No. 10, thanks to losses suffered by other top-ranked teams such as Kansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Arizona also saw its ranking improve by three spots as they rejoin the top five in the poll after winning seven of their last eight Pac-12 games and leading in the conference regular-season race by one game. Additionally, Indiana State made its first appearance on the rankings since the late 1970s with a listing of No. 23 after wins over Valpo and Missouri State.
In the AP Top 25 rankings, Houston holds down third place while Marquette sits at fourth and Arizona is fifth. Just outside of the top ten are Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Duke and several other teams receiving votes including Utah St., Colorado St., Texas Tech, San Diego St., etc