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AP Top 25 Men’s College Basketball Rankings: Five Weeks Unchanged, But UConn, Purdue Still Dominate

ByEditor

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 AP Top 25 men’s college basketball rankings remained largely unchanged for the fifth week in a row, with UConn and Purdue holding onto the top two spots. However, 17 ranked teams suffered at least one loss, leading to a shakeup in the rankings. Marquette rose up three spots to No. 4, while Iowa State moved up four spots to No. 10. Both teams seized the opportunity presented by the losses of 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. 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 terms of votes received, Utah St., Colorado St., Texas Tech, and San Diego St were all recognized as deserving of inclusion in the rankings but fell short of making it into the top 25 proper. UConn remains at No. 1 followed by Purdue at No. 2 and Houston at No. 3 with Marquette at No. 4 and Arizona at No. 5 rounding out the top five teams according to

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