The top two teams in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll remained the same for a fifth week, with UConn and Purdue staying at No. 1 and No. 2. However, there was a shakeup in the rankings as 17 ranked teams took at least one loss.
Marquette rose up three spots to No. 4, while Iowa State moved up four spots to No. 10. Both teams took advantage of the losses suffered by other top-ranked teams, including Kansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Arizona also made a move up three spots to rejoin the top 5 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 appeared in the rankings for the first time since the late 1970s, listed at No. 23 in the poll this week after wins over Valpo and Missouri State. Houston ranks at No. 3 in the AP Top 25, with Marquette at No. 4 and Arizona at No. 5. Just outside of the top ten include Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Duke. Further down the rankings, teams receiving votes include Utah St., Colorado St., Texas Tech, and San Diego St.[/