South Carolina’s win vs. LSU puts Gamecocks back in Top 25 (and one)

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: 21-3
Conference: 11-1
Previous: 3 The Wildcats have won four straight since suffering a loss at home to Providence. They have six top­-50 RPI wins — and a two-­game lead in the Big East standings. 4 Maryland
Overall: 22-3
Conference: 10-2
Previous: 4 The Terrapins have won five straight since losing at Michigan State. Their only losses are single-digit losses at North Carolina, at Michigan State and at Michigan. 5 Kansas
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 8-3
Previous: 5 The Jayhawks’ win over West Virginia created a three-way tie atop the Big 12 standings. Kansas, Oklahoma and West Virginia are all 8-3 in the league. 6 Virginia
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 6 The Cavaliers have five wins over schools also currently ranked in the Top 25 (and one). They own double-digit wins over Villanova, West Virginia, Notre Dame and Louisville. 7 West Virginia
Overall: 19-5
Conference: 8-3
Previous: 7 All five of West Virginia’s losses are to schools ranked in the top 25 of the RPI. The Mountaineers own wins over Kansas, Iowa State, Baylor and San Diego State. 8 North Carolina
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 9-2
Previous: 8 The Tar Heels have dropped two of their past three but still have a one-game lead in the ACC standings. Only one of their four losses is to a team with a sub-30 RPI. 9 Oregon
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 9-2
Previous: 10 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. 10 Michigan State
Overall: 20-5
Conference: 7-5
Previous: 11 The Spartans have five top-50 RPI wins and just two sub-50 losses. They’ve beaten Kansas, Maryland, Louisville, Florida, Providence and Michigan. 11 Xavier
Overall: 21-3
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 12 Xavier’s resume features four top-50 RPI wins and two losses outside of the top 70. The Musketeers’ three losses have come by an average of 18.0 points. 12 Iowa State
Overall: 17-7
Conference: 6-5
Previous: 9 The Cyclones have lost three of their past four games, two of which were played without a suspended Jameel McKay. Regardless, their resume still features six top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. 13 Miami (Fla.)
Overall: 19-4
Conference: 8-3
Previous: 13 The Hurricanes have won three straight since losing at North Carolina State. Their resume features seven top-50 RPI wins, including victories over Notre Dame, Utah and Duke. 14 Louisville
Overall: 19-5
Conference: 8-3
Previous: 14 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: 20-5
Conference: 8-4
Previous: 15 The Boilermakers’ resume features three top-50 RPI wins — including victories over Michigan State and Michigan — and two losses outside of the top 50. Their two sub-50 losses are to Butler and Illinois. 16 Dayton
Overall: 20-3
Conference: 10-1
Previous: 16 The Flyers have won eight straight since losing at La Salle. They own wins over Iowa and George Washington, and they are atop the Atlantic 10 standings. 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: 18-6
Conference: 7-4
Previous: 18 The Bears won at Kansas State on Wednesday night despite the absence of Rico Gathers, who was sick. Baylor still has zero losses to schools currently unranked in the Top 25 (and one). 19 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. 20 Wichita State
Overall: 18-6
Conference: 12-1
Previous: 22 The Shockers are 17-3 with senior point guard Fred VanVleet in the lineup. They have a three-game lead in the loss column of the Missouri Valley Conference standings. 21 Utah
Overall: 18-7
Conference: 7-5
Previous: 23 The Utes’ resume features six top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. They’ve only lost once at home – last month to Oregon. 22 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. 23 Duke
Overall: 18-6
Conference: 7-4
Previous: 25 The Blue Devils will take a three-game winning streak into Saturday’s game with Virginia at Cameron Indoor Stadim. They have three top-55 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. 24 South Carolina
Overall: 21-3
Conference: 8-3
Previous: NR The Gamecocks are tied with Kentucky and LSU atop the SEC standings. They’ve won four of their past five games with the lone loss in that stretch coming at Georgia. 25 Texas A&M
Overall: 18-6
Conference: 7-4
Previous: 19 The Aggies have lost four straight SEC games – to Arkansas, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Alabama. Regardless, they have five top-50 RPI wins, which leads the SEC. 26 SMU
Overall: 20-3
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 21 The Mustangs have dropped three of their past six games since starting the season 18-0. The three losses are single-digit losses to Temple, Houston and Tulsa.

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