Duke makes return to Top 25 (and one) after home victory vs. Louisville

CBS Sports Daily Top 25 (and one) Rankings Rank Teams Comments 1 Iowa
Overall: 19-4
Conference: 10-1
Previous: 1 The Hawkeyes have won 12 of their past 13 games with the lone loss in that stretch coming at Maryland. Their four losses are to schools also in the Top 25 (and one), and they’ve come by a total of 16 points. 2 Oklahoma
Overall: 20-3
Conference: 8-3
Previous: 2 The Sooners have five wins over schools also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). They’ve beaten Villanova, West Virginia, Iowa State, Texas and Baylor, and their only loss to a currently unranked team is last week’s loss at Kansas State. 3 Villanova
Overall: 20-3
Conference: 10-1
Previous: 3 The Wildcats have won 12 of 13 since losing at Virginia. They own wins over Xavier, Providence , Saint Joseph’s, Seton Hall and Butler. 4 Xavier
Overall: 21-2
Conference: 9-2
Previous: 4 The Musketeers have won five straight since losing to Georgetown. Six different players are averaging at least 9.3 points per game. 5 Maryland
Overall: 21-3
Conference: 10-2
Previous: 5 The Terrapins have won four straight since losing at Michigan State. All three of their loses are single-digit losses in true road games. 6 Kansas
Overall: 19-4
Conference: 7-3
Previous: 6 Kansas has won three straight since losing at Iowa State. Perry Ellis is averaging a team-high 16.7 points for the Jayhawks. 7 Virginia
Overall: 19-4
Conference: 8-3
Previous: 7 The Cavaliers have won six straight since losing at Florida State. They own wins over Villanova, West Virginia, Miami, Louisville and Notre Dame. 8 West Virginia
Overall: 19-4
Conference: 8-2
Previous: 8 The Mountaineers have won two straight since losing at Florida. They’re now alone atop the Big 12 standings. 9 North Carolina
Overall: 19-4
Conference: 8-2
Previous: 9 The Tar Heels have dropped consecutive road games by a combined 10 points. Regardless, they’re still tied for first in the ACC standings. 10 Iowa State
Overall: 17-6
Conference: 6-4
Previous: 10 The Cyclones won at Oklahoma State despite the absence of Jameel McKay. He was suspended and did not make the trip. 11 Michigan State
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 7-4
Previous: 11 The Spartans have won four straight since losing to Nebraska. They own wins over Maryland, Kansas, Louisville, Providence, Florida and Michigan. 12 Oregon
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 9-2
Previous: 12 The Ducks have won six straight since losing at Colorado. Their resume features eight top-50 RPI wins that help offset two sub-50 losses. 13 Miami (Fla.)
Overall: 18-4
Conference: 7-3
Previous: 14 The Hurricanes have won five of their past six since losing at Clemson. They are just one game out of first place in the ACC standings. 14 Louisville
Overall: 19-5
Conference: 8-3
Previous: 13 The Cardinals have three top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25. Their best win is last week’s 71-65 victory over North Carolina. 15 Purdue
Overall: 19-5
Conference: 7-4
Previous: 15 Three of Purdue’s five losses are to Iowa or Maryland. The Boilermakers haven’t lost to an unranked team in nearly a month. 16 Dayton
Overall: 19-3
Conference: 9-1
Previous: 16 The Flyers have won seven straight since losing at La Salle. They own wins over Iowa and Vanderbilt. 17 Southern California
Overall: 18-5
Conference: 7-3
Previous: 17 The Trojans have won three straight since losing at Oregon State. They have four top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. 18 Baylor
Overall: 17-6
Conference: 6-4
Previous: 18 The Bears have lost two straight since beating Georgia. All six of their losses are to schools currently ranked in the Top 25 (and one). 19 Texas A&M
Overall: 18-5
Conference: 7-3
Previous: 19 The Aggies have dropped two straight since beating Iowa State. They’re shooting just 65.6 percent from the free throw line. 20 Texas
Overall: 16-8
Conference: 7-4
Previous: 20 The Longhorns have five top-50 RPI wins — most notably victories over North Carolina, West Virginia and Iowa State. Five of their eight losses have come by six-or-fewer points, including Monday’s 63-60 loss at Oklahoma. 21 SMU
Overall: 20-2
Conference: 9-2
Previous: 21 The Mustangs are 2-2 in their past four games. Still, they are alone atop the American Athletic Conference standings — one game ahead of Temple and Connecticut in the loss column. 22 Wichita State
Overall: 17-6
Conference: 11-1
Previous: 22 The Shockers’ 12-game winning streak was snapped Saturday at Illinois State. They still have a three-game lead in the MVC standings. 23 Utah
Overall: 17-7
Conference: 6-5
Previous: 23 Six of Utah’s seven losses are to schools ranked in the top 50 of the RPI. The Utes’ only sub-50 loss is a 70-68 loss at Stanford, and they have five top-50 wins on their resume. 24 Notre Dame
Overall: 17-7
Conference: 8-4
Previous: 24 The Irish have won two straight since losing at Miami. They own victories over Iowa, North Carolina and Duke, and their only sub-50 RPI losses are losses to Indiana and Alabama. 25 Duke
Overall: 18-6
Conference: 7-4
Previous: NR The Blue Devils will take a three-game winning streak into Saturday’s game with Virginia at Cameron Indoor Stadium. They have three top-55 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. 26 Seton Hall
Overall: 17-6
Conference: 7-4
Previous: 25 The Pirates have won four straight since losing at Xavier. They have two wins over schools also ranked in the Top 25 (and one).

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