Indiana after beating top-ranked Michigan on Saturday, along with second-ranked Kansas going down, took over the top spot in the new AP men’s basketball poll. Florida moved up two spots to number two, while Michigan fell to three. Duke and Kansas round out the top five.
Gonzaga starts up the next five, followed by Arizona, Miami, Syracuse and Ohio State. The Hurricanes moved up six spots from 14 this past week. Louisville, Michigan State, Kansas State, Butler and New Mexico are numbers 11-15. Butler fell five spots after losing to Saint Louis. Oregon fell nine spots after losing to Stanford and California this last week, their first two losses in conference play on the year. Creighton, Cincinnati, and Minnesota are right in front of the Ducks.
Rounding out the poll are two new teams to the rankings this week: Oklahoma State and Pittsburgh. The Cowboys enter the rankings at 22 after beating Kansas and Iowa State this past week. Pittsburgh is ranked 23rd. Missouri is at 21, and two Big East teams finish the rankings in Marquette and Notre Dame at 24 and 25.
Big games this week include: Tuesday’s nights encounter between Ohio State and Michigan in Ann Arbor. Wednesday has another Big 10 tilt that showcases ranked teams in Minnesota and Michigan State. On Saturday, Louisville and Notre Dame clash along with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Sunday showcases Ohio State in a showdown with top-ranked Indiana in Columbus.
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