Kansas among seven Big 12 schools in CBS Sports Top 25

CBS Sports Daily Top 25 (and one) Rankings Rank Teams Comments
 
1Kansas
Overall: 23-4
Conference: 11-3
Previous: 1The Jayhawks have won seven straight since losing at Iowa State. They now have a two-game lead over Oklahoma and West Virginia in the Big 12 standings.
 
2Villanova
Overall: 24-3
Conference: 13-1
Previous: 2The Wildcats have won seven straight since losing to Providence. They have a two-game lead over Xavier in the Big East standings.
 
3Oklahoma
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 3The Sooners snapped their two-game losing streak Saturday at West Virginia. It was their seventh top-30 RPI win.
 
4Virginia
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 4The 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.
 
5Iowa
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 11-3
Previous: 5Wednesday’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.
 
6Michigan State
Overall: 22-5
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 6The Spartans have won six of their past seven games with the lone loss in that stretch coming in OT at Purdue. They now have eight top-­55 RPI wins, including victories over Kansas, Maryland, Louisville and Indiana.
 
7Xavier
Overall: 24-3
Conference: 12-3
Previous: 7The Musketeers have won eight of their past nine games since losing to Georgetown. They’re only one win away from locking up the No. 2 seed in the Big East Tournament.
 
8Louisville
Overall: 21-6
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 8The Cardinals have won two straight and are now tied for second in the ACC standings. They own wins over both North Carolina and Duke.
 
9Iowa State
Overall: 19-8
Conference: 8-6
Previous: 9Seven of Iowa State’s eight losses are to schools also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). The Cyclones own wins over Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa.
 
10West Virginia
Overall: 20-7
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 10Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma was West Virginia’s second home loss of the season. The Mountaineers own wins over Kansas, Iowa State, Baylor and Texas Tech.
 
11Oregon
Overall: 21-6
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 11The Ducks now have nine top-50 RPI wins — including two victories over Utah and one at Arizona. Oregon is tied with Arizona atop the Pac-12 standings.
 
12Duke
Overall: 20-7
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 12The Blue Devils had their five-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Louisville. Their resume features wins over Virginia, North Carolina, Louisville and Indiana.
 
13North Carolina
Overall: 22-5
Conference: 11-3
Previous: 13Saturday’s win over Miami represented UNC’s fourth top-50 RPI win. The Tar Heels are one game ahead of Virginia, Louisville and Miami in the ACC standings.
 
14Miami (Fla.)
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 14The Hurricanes have seven top-50 RPI wins. Saturday’s loss at North Carolina snapped Miami’s five-game winning streak.
 
15Baylor
Overall: 20-7
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 15The Bears’ resume features four top-30 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 30. They own two victories over Iowa State — plus wins at Texas and at Texas Tech.
 
16Maryland
Overall: 23-5
Conference: 11-4
Previous: 16The Terrapins snapped their two-game losing streak Sunday at Michigan. The only other nationally ranked teams they’ve beaten are Iowa and Purdue.
 
17Purdue
Overall: 21-7
Conference: 9-6
Previous: 17The Boilermakers have dropped three of their last five games. But all three losses were road games — specifically at Maryland, at Michigan and at Indiana.
 
18Notre Dame
Overall: 18-8
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 18The Irish had their three-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Georgia Tech. That was their first loss to a sub-50 RPI team this season.
 
19Utah
Overall: 21-7
Conference: 10-5
Previous: 19The Utes’ resume features seven top-50 wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. They own victories over Duke, Texas Tech and California.
 
20Texas
Overall: 17-10
Conference: 8-6
Previous: 20The Longhorns have dropped three of their past four games. But all three losses are to schools ranked in the top 15 of the Top 25 (and one).
 
21Kentucky
Overall: 20-7
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 21Five of Kentucky’s seven losses are to schools ranked outside of the top 75 of the RPI, including Tennessee and Auburn. Regardless, the Wildcats remain alone atop the SEC standings.
 
22Arizona
Overall: 22-5
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 22The 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.
 
23Indiana
Overall: 22-6
Conference: 12-3
Previous: 23The Hoosiers are now 16-0 at home this season thanks to Saturday’s win over Purdue. They are tied with Iowa in the loss column atop the Big Ten standings.
 
24Texas Tech
Overall: 17-9
Conference: 7-7
Previous: 24The Red Raiders have six top-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 30. They’ve beaten Oklahoma, Iowa State, Texas and Baylor.
 
25California
Overall: 19-8
Conference: 9-5
Previous: NRThe Bears have won five straight since losing at Colorado. They now have five top-50 RPI wins and just two sub-50 losses.
 
26Texas A&M
Overall: 20-7
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 26The Aggies have won two straight since losing four straight to currently unranked teams. Their resume features wins over Iowa State, Texas, Baylor and Kentucky.

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