Top 25 (and one): No. 7 North Carolina looks for big win vs. No. 20 Duke

CBS Sports Daily Top 25 (and one) Rankings Rank Teams Comments 1 Kansas
Overall: 22-4
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 1 The Jayhawks have five top-25 RPI wins, nine top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 20. They’ve beaten Oklahoma twice – and West Virginia, Kentucky, Texas and Baylor once each. 2 Oklahoma
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 8-4
Previous: 2 The Sooners own four top-25 RPI wins, seven top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25. Half of their losses have come to Kansas – and by a total of seven points. 3 Villanova
Overall: 22-3
Conference: 12-1
Previous: 3 The Wildcats have four top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25 of the RPI. They’ve won five straight since losing at home to Providence. 4 Iowa
Overall: 20-5
Conference: 11-2
Previous: 4 The Hawkeyes own two wins over Michigan State, two wins over Purdue — and victories over Michigan, Wichita State and Florida State. They have zero sub­-40 RPI losses. 5 Virginia
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 10-4
Previous: 6 The 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. 6 Maryland
Overall: 22-4
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 7 The Terrapins’ had their 27-game winning streak at home snapped Saturday by Wisconsin. Still, their resume features five top-50 RPI wins and only two losses to currently unranked teams. 7 North Carolina
Overall: 21-4
Conference: 10-2
Previous: 8 The Tar Heels still only have one top­-25 RPI win. Regardless, they’ll enter Wednesday’s game with Duke with a one­-game lead in the ACC standings. 8 Michigan State
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 9 The Spartans have beaten four teams that are also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). Their only sub­-50 RPI loss is last month’s loss at home to Nebraska. 9 Xavier
Overall: 22-3
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 10 The Musketeers have won six of their past seven games – most recently at Butler. The lone loss in that stretch is a road loss to a Creighton team that’s currently on a three-game winning streak. 10 Miami
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 12 The Hurricanes have nine top-55 RPI wins and three sub-50 losses. They’ve topped three other schools that are also ranked in the Top 25 (and one) – most notably Notre Dame. 11 Notre Dame
Overall: 18-7
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 13 The Irish have four top-50 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 50. They’ve beaten Iowa, North Carolina, Duke and Louisville. 12 West Virginia
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 5 All six of the Mountaineers’ losses are to teams with top-30 RPIs. They’ve beaten Kansas, Iowa State, Baylor, Texas Tech and San Diego State. 13 Iowa State
Overall: 18-8
Conference: 7-6
Previous: 11 The Cyclones have dropped four of their last six games — most recently Tuesday night at Baylor. Their resume features four top-25 RPI wins, including victories over both Kansas and Oklahoma. 14 Texas
Overall: 17-9
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 18 The Longhorns completed a regular-season sweep of West Virginia on Tuesday night. They now have six top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 65. 15 Louisville
Overall: 19-6
Conference: 8-4
Previous: 14 The Cardinals are 1-2 since the school announced a self-imposed postseason ban. But the losses are both road losses to schools also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). 16 Purdue
Overall: 21-6
Conference: 9-5
Previous: 15 The Boilermakers have won two of three since losing at Maryland. They own four top-40 RPI wins — including one over Michigan State. 17 Dayton
Overall: 21-3
Conference: 11-1
Previous: 16 The Flyers have won nine straight since losing at La Salle. They are alone atop the Atlantic 10 standings and in possession of non-league wins over Iowa, Monmouth and Alabama. 18 Oregon
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 17 The Ducks have lost two straight since seemingly taking control of the Pac-12 race. Their resume features eight top-50 RPI wins and three sub-50 losses. 19 Kentucky
Overall: 19-6
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 19 The Wildcats now have five top-50 RPI wins to help offset a resume that also features five losses to schools ranked outside of the top 70 of the RPI. UK owns double-digit road wins at South Carolina and Alabama. 20 Duke
Overall: 19-6
Conference: 8-4
Previous: 20 The Blue Devils have three top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. They’ve recorded victories over Virginia and Louisville in the past week. 21 Baylor
Overall: 19-7
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 26 The Bears have three top-50 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 35. They’re one of just two schools that’s won at Iowa State this season. 22 Utah
Overall: 19-7
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 21 Utah has six top­-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 25. Two of their seven losses are to Oregon. 23 Arizona
Overall: 21-5
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 22 The Wildcats added their second top-­50 RPI win Sunday by beating USC. They’re tied with Oregon atop the Pac-­12 standings. 24 SMU
Overall: 21-3
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 23 The Mustangs have three top-50 RPI wins and two sub-50 losses. Their resume features victories over Colorado, Tulsa, Michigan, Gonzaga, Yale and Cincinnati. 25 Indiana
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 24 The Hoosiers have four top-50 RPI wins and three sub-50 losses. They’ve beaten Iowa, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Michigan, IPFW and Creighton. 26 Southern California
Overall: 18-7
Conference: 7-5
Previous: 25 The Trojans have two top­-50 RPI wins and two sub­-50 losses. They’re undefeated at home, where they’ve topped Arizona and Monmouth.

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