In the latest AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll, UConn and Purdue remained at the top spots for the fifth week in a row. However, there were significant changes in the rankings as a total of 17 ranked teams recorded at least one loss.

Marquette moved up three spots to No. 4 after taking advantage of losses suffered by other top-ranked teams, including Kansas, North Carolina and Tennessee. Similarly, Iowa State moved up four spots to No. 10 after recording wins over Valpo and Missouri State.

Arizona also made a comeback into the top 5 with a three-spot jump after winning seven out of its last eight games in Pac-12 play. This move was enough to push Indiana State into the rankings for the first time since the late 1970s, where they landed at No. 23 in this week’s poll.

UConn still holds the No. 1 spot in the AP poll, followed closely by Purdue at No. 2. Houston is now ranked No. 3 while Marquette is at No. 4 and Arizona is at No. 5. Just outside of the top ten are Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Duke who all received votes but didn’t make it into the main rankings this week

By Editor

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