Duke jumps to No. 13 in the Top 25 (and one) after beating Tar Heels

CBS Sports Daily Top 25 (and one) Rankings Rank Teams Comments 1 Kansas
Overall: 22-4
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 1 The Jayhawks have five top-25 RPI wins, nine top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 20. They’ve beaten Oklahoma twice – and West Virginia, Kentucky, Texas and Baylor once each. 2 Villanova
Overall: 23-3
Conference: 12-1
Previous: 3 The Wildcats have won six straight since losing to Providence. They’ve beaten Xavier – and topped Saint Joseph’s, Providence, Seton Hall, Butler and Temple on the road. 3 Oklahoma
Overall: 20-5
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 2 The Sooners have dropped three of their past four games, most recently at Texas Tech. Still, their resume features seven top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 30. 4 Virginia
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 5 The Cavaliers have eight top-50 RPI wins to help offset four losses outside of the top 50. They’ve won eight of their past nine games with the lone loss in that stretch coming at Duke. 5 Maryland
Overall: 22-4
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 6 The Terrapins’ had their 27-game winning streak at home snapped Saturday by Wisconsin. Still, their resume features five top-50 RPI wins and only two losses to currently unranked teams. 6 Iowa
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 11-3
Previous: 4 Wednesday’s loss at Penn State was, by far, Iowa’s worst loss this season. The Hawkeyes’ resume now includes five top-50 RPI wins and one sub-35 loss. 7 Michigan State
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 8 The Spartans have beaten four teams that are also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). Their only sub­-50 RPI loss is last month’s loss at home to Nebraska. 8 Xavier
Overall: 23-3
Conference: 11-3
Previous: 9 The Musketeers have won seven of eight since losing at home to Georgetown. They own wins over Dayton, USC and Alabama, and they’ve beaten Providence twice. 9 Miami (Fla.)
Overall: 21-4
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 10 The Hurricanes have won five straight since losing at North Carolina State. They have seven top-50 RPI wins and are tied atop the ACC standings with North Carolina. 10 Notre Dame
Overall: 18-7
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 11 The Irish have four top-50 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 50. They’ve beaten Iowa, North Carolina, Duke and Louisville. 11 West Virginia
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 12 All six of the Mountaineers’ losses are to teams with top-30 RPIs. They’ve beaten Kansas, Iowa State, Baylor, Texas Tech and San Diego State. 12 Iowa State
Overall: 18-8
Conference: 7-6
Previous: 13 The Cyclones have dropped four of their last six games — most recently Tuesday night at Baylor. Their resume features four top-25 RPI wins, including victories over both Kansas and Oklahoma. 13 Duke
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 20 The Blue Devils have won five straight since losing at Miami. They’ve beaten three straight nationally ranked teams – specifically Louisville, Virginia and North Carolina. 14 Texas
Overall: 17-9
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 14 The Longhorns completed a regular-season sweep of West Virginia on Tuesday night. They now have six top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 65. 15 Louisville
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 15 The Cardinals snapped Syracuse’s five-game winning streak Wednesday night. They now have three top-50 RPI wins and just one loss to a school that isn’t currently ranked in the Top 25 (and one). 16 North Carolina
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 7 The Tar Heels have dropped three of their past five games, most recently a home game to Duke. They still have only three top-50 RPI wins, and they’re 1-5 against the best six teams they’ve played, according to the RPI. 17 Purdue
Overall: 21-6
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 16 The Boilermakers have won two of three since losing at Maryland. They own four top-40 RPI wins — including one over Michigan State. 18 Oregon
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 18 The Ducks have lost two straight since seemingly taking control of the Pac-12 race. Their resume features eight top-50 RPI wins and three sub-50 losses. 19 Kentucky
Overall: 19-6
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 19 The Wildcats now have five top-50 RPI wins to help offset a resume that also features five losses to schools ranked outside of the top 70 of the RPI. UK owns double-digit road wins at South Carolina and Alabama. 20 Dayton
Overall: 21-4
Conference: 11-2
Previous: 17 Kendall Pollard, Dayton’s third leading scorer, didn’t play in Wednesday’s loss at Saint Joseph’s. The Flyers are now tied for first in the A-10 standings with Saint Joseph’s and VCU. 21 Baylor
Overall: 19-7
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 21 The Bears have three top-50 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 35. They’re one of just two schools that’s won at Iowa State this season. 22 Utah
Overall: 19-7
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 22 Utah has six top­-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 25. Two of their seven losses are to Oregon. 23 Arizona
Overall: 22-5
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 23 The Wildcats have won six straight since losing to Oregon. They have two top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. 24 SMU
Overall: 21-3
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 24 The Mustangs have three top-50 RPI wins and two sub-50 losses. Their resume features victories over Colorado, Tulsa, Michigan, Gonzaga, Yale and Cincinnati. 25 Indiana
Overall: 21-6
Conference: 11-3
Previous: 25 The Hoosiers have dropped three of their past seven games but are still tied with Iowa atop the Big Ten standings. They have three top-50 RPI wins, including a victory over Iowa. 26 Southern California
Overall: 19-7
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 26 The Trojans snapped their two-game losing streak Wednesday night with a win over Colorado. They now have four top-50 RPI wins, including one over Arizona.

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