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A Big Shakeup in the AP Top 25: UConn and Purdue Hold onto Top Spots, While 17 Ranked Teams Suffer Losses

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Feb 13, 2024
Marquette ranked No. 4 and Indiana State back in AP Top 25 for first time since Larry Bird era in college basketball

The top two teams in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll remained unchanged for a fifth week, with UConn and Purdue holding onto their positions at No. 1 and No. 2. However, 17 ranked teams suffered at least one loss, leading to a significant shakeup in the rankings. Marquette rose three spots to No. 4, while Iowa State moved up four places 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 five in the AP poll. The team won seven of their last eight games in Pac-12 play and currently hold a one-game lead in the conference regular-season race. Indiana State appeared in the rankings for the first time since the late 1970s, listed at No. 23 this week after wins over Valpo and Missouri State.

In the AP Top 25, UConn holds the top spot, followed by Purdue at No. 2. Houston ranks third, 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

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