Utah makes big jump to No. 9 in updated Top 25 (and one)

CBS Sports Daily Top 25 (and one) Rankings Rank Teams Comments 1 Kansas
Overall: 25-4
Conference: 13-3
Previous: 1 The Jayhawks have already secured at least a share of their 12th consecutive Big 12 title. Their resume features 10 top-30 RPI wins – among them victories over Oklahoma, West Virginia, Baylor, Texas, Kentucky and Texas Tech. 2 Villanova
Overall: 25-4
Conference: 14-2
Previous: 3 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 Xavier
Overall: 25-3
Conference: 13-3
Previous: 4 The Musketeers’ resume features seven top-50 RPI victories – among them wins over Villanova, Dayton and USC. They’re one game back of Villanova in the loss column of the Big East standings. 4 Virginia
Overall: 22-6
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 5 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. 5 Michigan State
Overall: 23-5
Conference: 10-5
Previous: 6 The Spartans made 14 3­-pointers in Tuesday’s win at Ohio State. They’ve won seven of their past eight games and now own seven top-­50 RPI victories, including wins over Kansas, Maryland, Louisville and Indiana. 6 Oklahoma
Overall: 22-6
Conference: 10-6
Previous: 2 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). 7 West Virginia
Overall: 22-7
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 8 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. 8 Oregon
Overall: 22-6
Conference: 11-4
Previous: 9 The Ducks own eight top-50 RPI wins and just three losses outside of the top 35. They’re now all alone atop the Pac-12 standings – one game ahead of Utah and Arizona. 9 Utah
Overall: 23-7
Conference: 12-5
Previous: 19 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 Duke
Overall: 21-7
Conference: 10-5
Previous: 10 The Blue Devils have won six of seven since losing at Miami. Their resume features five top­-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 30. 11 North Carolina
Overall: 23-6
Conference: 12-4
Previous: 11 Only one of UNC’s six losses is to a school ranked outside of the top 35 of the RPI. The Tar Heels own wins over Miami and Maryland. 12 Miami (Fla.)
Overall: 23-5
Conference: 12-4
Previous: 12 The Hurricanes’ resume features eight top-50 RPI wins and three sub-100 losses, two of which came by double-digits. They’ll play their next two games without Ja’Quan Newton, who is serving a suspension. 13 Louisville
Overall: 22-7
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 7 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 Iowa
Overall: 20-7
Conference: 11-4
Previous: 13 The Hawkeyes have lost three of their past four with the only win in that stretch coming against Minnesota. They’re one game behind Indiana in the Big Ten standings. 15 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. 16 Iowa State
Overall: 20-9
Conference: 9-7
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). 17 Purdue
Overall: 22-7
Conference: 10-6
Previous: 17 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. 18 Texas
Overall: 19-10
Conference: 10-6
Previous: 20 The Longhorns are 10-4 since losing at TCU. Their resume features seven top-50 RPI wins – among them victories over Oklahoma, West Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa State, Baylor and Texas Tech. 19 Indiana
Overall: 23-6
Conference: 13-3
Previous: 22 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 20 Maryland
Overall: 23-6
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 16 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. 21 California
Overall: 20-8
Conference: 10-5
Previous: 25 The Bears have won six straight since losing at Colorado. They’re one game back of Oregon in the loss column of the Pac-­12 standings. 22 Kentucky
Overall: 21-8
Conference: 11-5
Previous: 21 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. 23 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. 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: 26 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: 23-4
Conference: 11-4
Previous: NR The Mustangs’ resume features two top-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 50. They’re tied with Temple in the loss column atop the AAC standings.

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