Top 25 rankings- #1 Kansas way ahead of everyone else

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1Kansas
Overall: 27-4
Conference: 15-3
Previous: 1The Jayhawks’ resume features 14 top-50 RPI wins. No other school has more than 10, which suggests KU has already secured a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
 
2Villanova
Overall: 27-4
Conference: 16-2
Previous: 2The Wildcats have now won three straight outright Big East championships. Their resume features eight top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 10.
 
3Virginia
Overall: 24-6
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 3The Cavaliers finished the regular season by winning 11 of their final 13 games. The only losses in that stretch came at Duke and at Miami, and by a total of four points.
 
4Michigan State
Overall: 26-5
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 4The 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.
 
5Oklahoma
Overall: 24-6
Conference: 12-6
Previous: 5The Sooners have won four of their last five games since losing at Texas Tech. Their resume features nine top-50 RPI wins, including two over West Virginia.
 
6West Virginia
Overall: 24-7
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 6The Mountaineers closed the regular season on a four-game winning streak to finish second in the Big 12. They’ve only lost once all season to a team currently ranked outside of the top 25 of the RPI.
 
7Xavier
Overall: 26-4
Conference: 14-4
Previous: 7The Musketeers finished the regular season with eight top-50 RPI wins and just three losses outside of the top 10. They split two games with Villanova, which won the Big East by two games.
 
8Oregon
Overall: 25-6
Conference: 14-4
Previous: 8A five-game winning streak to close the regular season helped the Ducks secure an outright Pac-12 title. This is Oregon’s first league title since 2002.
 
9Utah
Overall: 24-7
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 9The Utes closed the regular season on a seven-game winning streak and finished alone in second in the Pac-12 standings. Their resume features nine top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50.
 
10North Carolina
Overall: 25-6
Conference: 14-4
Previous: 10The Tar Heels’ win at Duke secured the outright ACC title even though UNC is just 3-5 against the top 50 of the RPI. Roy Williams’ team hasn’t lost a game by more than six points all season.
 
11Miami (Fla.)
Overall: 24-6
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 11The Hurricanes squandered a chance to share the ACC regular-season title by losing at Virginia Tech on Saturday. It was Miami’s fourth loss to a school ranked outside of the top 80 of the RPI.
 
12Duke
Overall: 22-9
Conference: 11-7
Previous: 12The Blue Devils closed the regular season by losing three of their final five games. But their resume still features six top-50 RPI wins and just three losses outside of the top 40.
 
13Indiana
Overall: 24-6
Conference: 14-3
Previous: 16The Hoosiers have secured the outright Big Ten title for the second time in the past four years. Their resume features one top-25 RPI win and three losses outside of the top 100.
 
14Baylor
Overall: 21-10
Conference: 10-8
Previous: 14Only one of Baylor’s 10 losses is to a currently unranked team, according to the Top 25 (and one). The Bears have five top-50 RPI wins, including two over Iowa State.
 
15Iowa State
Overall: 21-10
Conference: 10-8
Previous: 15The Cyclones finished tied for fifth with Baylor in the Big 12 standings. Their resume features six top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 30.
 
16Louisville
Overall: 23-8
Conference: 12-6
Previous: 13The 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.
 
17Purdue
Overall: 23-7
Conference: 11-6
Previous: 17The Boilermakers have won three of their past four games since losing at Michigan. The only loss in that stretch is a loss at Indiana.
 
18Maryland
Overall: 24-6
Conference: 12-5
Previous: 18The Terrapins’ resume features four top-50 RPI wins and only two losses outside of the top 50. They’re the only school ranked in the top 20 of the Top 25 (and one) with a loss outside of the top 200 of the RPI.
 
19California
Overall: 22-9
Conference: 12-6
Previous: 19The Golden Bears went 8-1 in their final nine games of the regular season and finished tied for third with Arizona in the Pac-12. They have seven top-50 RPI and just two losses outside of the top 50.
 
20Kentucky
Overall: 23-8
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 20The 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.
 
21Arizona
Overall: 24-7
Conference: 12-6
Previous: 21The Wildcats closed the regular season with wins over California and Stanford that pushed them into a tie for third in the Pac-12 with California. Their resume features three top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50.
 
22Iowa
Overall: 21-9
Conference: 12-6
Previous: 22The Hawkeyes snapped their four-game losing streak Saturday with a double-digit win at Michigan. Their resume features five top-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 40.
 
23Texas
Overall: 20-11
Conference: 11-7
Previous: 23The Longhorns closed the regular season by winning three of their final four games. They will finish no worse than tied for fourth in the Big 12 in Shaka Smart’s first season.
 
24Texas A&M
Overall: 24-7
Conference: 13-5
Previous: 24The 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.
 
25SMU
Overall: 25-4
Conference: 13-4
Previous: 25The Mustangs will enter the final weekend of the regular season on a four-game winning streak and tied with Temple atop the American Athletic Conference standings. They’ll end their season Sunday at Cincinnati thanks to a postseason ban.
 
26Wisconsin
Overall: 20-10
Conference: 12-5
Previous: 26The Badgers have won 11 of their last 12 games with the lone loss in that stretch coming at Michigan State. Four of Wisconsin’s five losses that came to currently unranked schools happened before Dec. 15, i.e., before Greg Gard replaced Bo Ryan on an interim basis.

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