Kansas strengthens case for No. 1 spot in Top 25 (and one) rankings

CBS Sports Daily Top 25 (and one) Rankings Rank Teams Comments 1 Kansas
Overall: 26-4
Conference: 14-3
Previous: 1 The Jayhawks have won 10 straight games and now have a resume featuring 10 victories over schools also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). They’ve already secured the Big 12 championship for the 12th straight season. 2 Villanova
Overall: 25-4
Conference: 14-2
Previous: 2 The Wildcats have won eight of their past nine games and own six top-50 RPI victories. They have zero losses outside of the top 50 of the RPI. 3 Virginia
Overall: 22-6
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 3 The Cavaliers have eight top-50 RPI wins – among them victories over Villanova, Miami, West Virginia, North Carolina, Louisville and California. They’ve won nine of their past 11 games. 4 Michigan State
Overall: 24-5
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 4 The Spartans have seven top-50 RPI wins and only one loss outside of the top 35. They own victories over Kansas, Louisville, Indiana and Maryland. 5 Oklahoma
Overall: 22-6
Conference: 10-6
Previous: 5 The Sooners have dropped four of their past seven games. Still, their resume features eight top-40 RPI wins and just one loss to a team currently unranked in the Top 25 (and one). 6 West Virginia
Overall: 22-7
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 6 The Mountaineers have five top-30 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 50. They’ve won two straight games since losing to Oklahoma. 7 Xavier
Overall: 25-4
Conference: 13-4
Previous: 7 The Musketeers’ loss at Seton Hall on Sunday was their third loss to a currently unranked school. The other such losses came to Creighton and Georgetown. 8 Oregon
Overall: 23-6
Conference: 12-4
Previous: 8 The Ducks have won three straight since losing at Stanford. They have nine top-50 RPI wins — among them victories over Utah, Baylor, California and Arizona. 9 Utah
Overall: 23-7
Conference: 12-5
Previous: 9 The Utes’ resume features seven top-40 RPI wins and only one loss outside of the top 40. They’ve beaten Duke, California, Arizona and Texas Tech. 10 North Carolina
Overall: 24-6
Conference: 13-4
Previous: 10 The Tar Heels have won three of their last four games since losing to Duke. Their resume features three top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 30. 11 Miami
Overall: 23-5
Conference: 12-4
Previous: 11 The Hurricanes’ resume features eight top-50 RPI wins and three sub-100 losses, two of which came by double-digits. Miami is the only ranked team with three sub-100 losses. 12 Duke
Overall: 21-8
Conference: 10-6
Previous: 12 The Blue Devils’ resume features six top-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 40. They own victories over Virginia, North Carolina, Louisville and Indiana. 13 Louisville
Overall: 22-7
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 13 The Cardinals have only lost twice to schools currently ranked outside of the top 15 of the RPI. They’re 4-3 since Louisville’s administration banned them from the postseason. 14 Baylor
Overall: 21-8
Conference: 10-6
Previous: 14 The Bears have four top-25 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 25. They’re tied for third in the Big 12 standings behind only Kansas and West Virginia. 15 Iowa State
Overall: 21-9
Conference: 10-7
Previous: 15 The Cyclones are 4-5 in their past nine games. Their resume features six top-50 RPI wins and only one loss to a school currently unranked in the Top 25 (and one). 16 Purdue
Overall: 22-7
Conference: 10-6
Previous: 16 The Boilermakers’ resume features five top-50 RPI wins and just three losses outside of the top 30. They’ve beaten Michigan State and Maryland. 17 Indiana
Overall: 23-6
Conference: 13-3
Previous: 18 The Hoosiers only have four top-50 RPI wins. Regardless, they’ll be outright Big Ten champions for the second time in the past four years if they beat Iowa on Tuesday. 18 Maryland
Overall: 23-6
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 19 The Terrapins have dropped three of their past four games, two of which were to currently unranked schools. They’ve lost 19 straight road games against ranked opponents. 19 California
Overall: 21-8
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 20 The Golden Bears have won seven straight since losing at Colorado. They have seven top-50 RPI wins and just three losses outside of the top 40. 20 Iowa
Overall: 20-8
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 21 The Hawkeyes have dropped three of their past four games. Still, their resume features five top-50 RPI wins and only two losses outside of the top 40. 21 Kentucky
Overall: 21-8
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 22 The Wildcats’ resume features four top-50 RPI wins and six sub-50 losses. They’ve lost to Ohio State, UCLA, LSU, Tennessee and Auburn. 22 Arizona
Overall: 22-7
Conference: 10-6
Previous: 23 The Wildcats’ loss at Utah on Saturday kept them stuck with just two top-60 RPI wins. They have zero victories over teams that are currently ranked. 23 Texas
Overall: 19-11
Conference: 10-7
Previous: 17 The Longhorns just beat Oklahoma by 13 points and lost to Kansas by 30 points in a three-day span. Only four of their 11 losses are to schools currently unranked in the Top 25 (and one). 24 Texas Tech
Overall: 18-10
Conference: 8-8
Previous: 24 The Red Raiders have six top-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 30. They’ve beaten Oklahoma, Iowa State, Baylor and Texas. 25 Texas A&M
Overall: 22-7
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 25 The Aggies will take a four-game winning streak into the final week of the regular season. They’re tied with Kentucky atop the SEC standings. 26 SMU
Overall: 24-4
Conference: 12-4
Previous: 26 The Mustangs have won three straight since losing at Connecticut. They’re tied with Temple atop the American Athletic Conference standings.

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