Cal rockets up CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) after big win in Pac-12 tourney

CBS Sports Daily Top 25 (and one) Rankings Rank Teams Comments 1 Kansas
Overall: 28-4
Conference: 16-3
Previous: 1 The Jayhawks will lead the nation in top-50 RPI wins on Selection Sunday no matter what happens between now and Selection Sunday. They have nine wins over schools ranked in the Top 25 (and one). 2 Villanova
Overall: 28-4
Conference: 17-2
Previous: 2 The Wildcats have won 11 of their past 12 games and recorded eight top-50 RPI victories this season. They only have one loss to a school ranked outside of the top 10 of the Top 25 (and one). 3 Virginia
Overall: 25-6
Conference: 14-5
Previous: 3 The Cavaliers have won four straight since losing at Miami. They’re the only team in the country with a top-10 offense and a top-10 defense, according to KenPom. 4 Michigan State
Overall: 26-5
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 4 The Spartans are 10-1 in their last 11 games. The only loss in that stretch is a loss at Purdue that came in overtime and by one point. 5 Oklahoma
Overall: 25-6
Conference: 13-6
Previous: 5 Buddy Hield’s 39-point performance in Thursday’s win over Iowa State set a Big 12 Tournament record. The Sooners now have 10 top-50 RPI wins. 6 West Virginia
Overall: 25-7
Conference: 14-5
Previous: 6 The Mountaineers have won five straight since losing to Oklahoma. They have eight top-50 RPI wins and just one loss to a team currently unranked in the Top 25 (and one). 7 Xavier
Overall: 27-4
Conference: 15-4
Previous: 7 The Musketeers’ resume features nine top-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 50. They’ve only lost once over the past month. 8 Oregon
Overall: 26-6
Conference: 15-4
Previous: 8 The Ducks have won six straight since losing at Stanford. Their resume features nine top-50 RPI wins, including two victories over Utah. 9 Utah
Overall: 25-7
Conference: 14-5
Previous: 9 The Utes have won eight straight since losing at Oregon. Their only sub-50 RPI loss is a loss at Stanford that came more than two months ago. 10 North Carolina
Overall: 26-6
Conference: 15-4
Previous: 10 The Tar Heels have won three straight since losing at Virginia. But their resume still only features three top-50 RPI wins, the best of which is a win at Duke that closed the regular season. 11 Indiana
Overall: 25-6
Conference: 15-3
Previous: 11 The Hoosiers closed the regular season with a blowout of Maryland that allowed them to win the Big Ten by two games. IU’s resume features six top-50 RPI wins and only one sub-35 loss since late November. 12 Miami (Fla.)
Overall: 25-6
Conference: 14-5
Previous: 12 The Hurricanes’ resume features seven top-50 RPI wins and three sub-100 losses. They own six wins over schools ranked in the Top 25 (and one) — most notably Virginia. 13 California
Overall: 23-9
Conference: 13-6
Previous: 18 The Golden Bears are 9-1 in their past 10 games with the lone loss in that stretch coming at Arizona. They have eight top-50 RPI wins, including victories over Oregon and Utah. 14 Baylor
Overall: 22-10
Conference: 11-8
Previous: 14 The Bears’ resume features five top-50 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 35. They’ve beaten Iowa State and Texas twice each. 15 Iowa State
Overall: 21-11
Conference: 10-9
Previous: 15 Only one of Iowa State’s 11 losses is to a school not ranked in the Top 25 (and one). The Cyclones have eight top-50 RPI wins, including victories over Kansas and Oklahoma. 16 Purdue
Overall: 24-7
Conference: 12-6
Previous: 16 The Boilermakers closed the regular season on a three-game winning streak featuring victories over Maryland and Wisconsin. Purdue’s resume includes five top-50 RPI wins and two sub-50 losses. 17 Louisville
Overall: 23-8
Conference: 12-6
Previous: 17 The Cardinals completed their season with a lopsided loss at Virginia that dropped them to 2-7 against the top 50 of the RPI. Their signature wins are wins over North Carolina and Duke. 18 Arizona
Overall: 25-7
Conference: 13-6
Previous: 20 The Wildcats have won three straight since losing at Utah. Their lone sub-50 RPI loss is an 87-84 loss at UCLA that began a two-game losing streak. 19 Kentucky
Overall: 23-8
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 19 The Wildcats have now won four SEC titles in seven seasons under John Calipari. Their resume this season features three top-50 RPI wins and five sub-50 losses. 20 Notre Dame
Overall: 21-10
Conference: 12-7
Previous: NR The Irish have five top-30 RPI wins — among them victories over North Carolina, Louisville and Duke. They’re 3-0 against UNC and Duke this season. 21 Duke
Overall: 23-10
Conference: 12-8
Previous: 13 The Blue Devils are 3-4 in their past seven games. This is the first time Duke has reached double-digits in the loss column since 2007. 22 Maryland
Overall: 24-7
Conference: 12-6
Previous: 22 The Terrapins closed the regular season by going 2-4 in their final six games. Their resume features four top-50 RPI wins and two losses outside of the top 50, including a loss to a sub-200 Minnesota team. 23 Texas
Overall: 20-12
Conference: 11-8
Previous: 23 Seven of UT’s 12 losses are to schools ranked above them in the Top 25 (and one). The Longhorns own victories over Oklahoma, North Carolina, West Virginia (twice), Iowa State and Baylor. 24 Texas A&M
Overall: 24-7
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 24 The Aggies closes the regular season on a six-game winning streak to secure a share of their first league title since 1986. They own wins over Kentucky, Iowa State, Texas and Baylor. 25 SMU
Overall: 25-5
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 25 The Mustangs are on a postseason ban and thus finished for the season. They recorded four top-55 RPI wins this season and had zero losses outside of the top 75. 26 Seton Hall
Overall: 23-8
Conference: 13-6
Previous: NR The Pirates are 6-1 in their past seven games with wins over Xavier, Providence and Creighton. They have zero sub-100 RPI losses.

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