Indiana remains at No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 despite losing a game this week, surviving a week of upsets to become the first team in over a month to hold onto the top ranking. Oregon meanwhile, stayed in the rankings as well despite a week in which the Ducks went 1-1.
The Hoosiers (21-3) lost to Illinois on a last-second basket Thursday but rebounded with a win at Ohio State on Sunday. In a week when four of the top five teams and six of the top 10 lost, it was enough to keep the No. 1 ranking.
It ends a stretch of five consecutive weeks with a new No. 1, two weeks short of the longest such stretch in 1993-94. Duke started the run followed by Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana.
The Hoosiers received 26 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday, while Duke, the only member of the top five not to lose last week, moved up two spots to second after getting 20 first-place votes.
There were four newcomers to the rankings this week: No. 20 Wisconsin, No. 22 Memphis, No. 24 Colorado State and No. 25 Kentucky. Colorado State makes it first appearance in the poll since March 9, 1954.
Oregon dropped four spots from No. 19. The Ducks lost to Colorado before ending a three-game losing skid with a win over Utah.
The full poll appears on Scoreboard.
— The Associated Press