1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
Record: (24-0)
Last week’s ranking: 3
The Zags won at BYU earlier in the week, and point guard Nigel Williams-Goss sat out a rout over Santa Clara with a sprained ankle.

2. Villanova Wildcats
Record: (22-2)
Last week’s ranking: 2
Jay Wright brought Kris Jenkins, who has battled a recent shooting slump, off the bench in the win over St John’s. Jenkins entered the game 4-of-29 from the field.

3. Kansas Jayhawks
Record: (20-3)
Last week’s ranking: 1
The Jayhawks’ 54-game winning streak at home ended with a loss Saturday against Iowa State. The last time KU lost at Allen Fieldhouse was on Jan. 5, 2014 to San Diego State.

4. Baylor Bears
Record: (20-3)
Last week’s ranking: 4
The Bears were 5-0 in games decided by five points or less entering the week. Now they are 5-2 after losing close ones at Kansas and in Waco to K-State.

5. Louisville Cardinals
Record: (19-4)
Last week’s ranking: 6
Donovan Mitchell is 14-of-22 from beyond the arc in the last three games — all Cardinals wins.

6. Oregon Ducks
Record: (21-3)
Last week’s ranking: 10
After the Ducks’ 85-58 blowout home win against Arizona, coupled with Kansas’ loss to Iowa State, Oregon now has the nation’s longest home winning streak at 40.

7. Arizona Wildcats
Record: (21-3)
Last week’s ranking: 5
The Wildcats’ 15-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt in Eugene as Oregon shot 65 percent from the field.

8. UCLA Bruins
Record: (21-3)
Last week’s ranking: 7
The Bruins got their first road sweep of Washington and Washington State since 2004.

9. Florida State Seminoles
Record: (20-4)
Last week’s ranking: 9
Dwayne Bacon tied a career high with 29 points in a rout over Clemson, and has now scored in double figures in 34 straight games.

10. North Carolina Tar Heels
Record (21-4)
Last week’s ranking: 14
The Tar Heels weren’t able to play in Chapel Hill, but still got past Notre Dame Sunday in a game that was moved to Greensboro due to a water shortage.

11. Kentucky Wildcats
Record: (18-5)
Last week’s ranking: 8
UK was outrebounded by Florida, 54-29, in a lopsided loss in Gainesville to Florida. The Cats also managed just seven assists in the setback.

12. Butler Bulldogs
Record: (18-5)
Last week’s ranking: 11
The Bulldogs lost their second straight game at home to Creighton and now hit the road for games this week against Marquette and Providence.

13. West Virginia Mountaineers
Record: (18-5)
Last week’s ranking: 12
Bob Huggins said he couldn’t remember his team getting dominated on the glass as was the case in the loss to Oklahoma State. The Cowboys won the battle on the glass, 30-16.

14. Virginia Cavaliers
Record: (17-5)
Last week’s ranking: 13
The Cavaliers blew a 35-21 halftime lead in last year’s Elite Eight game against Syracuse. On Saturday, they blew a 34-22 advantage at the break and wound up losing again to the Orange.

15. Wisconsin Badgers
Record: (20-3)
Last week’s ranking: 16
Tom Crean fell to 2-14 against Wisconsin after the Badgers’ win Sunday against Indiana.

16. Duke Blue Devils
Record (18-5)
Last week’s ranking: 17
The Blue Devils had a good week, winning at Notre Dame and then getting Mike Krzyzewski back for the home victory over Pittsburgh.

17. Cincinnati Bearcats
Record: (21-2)
Last week’s ranking: 18
Kyle Washington had a career-high 27 points and the Bearcats won their 14th straight in a home victory over UConn.

18. Saint Mary’s Gaels
Record: (21-2)
Last week’s ranking: 19
The Gaels’ defense is underrated, and it allowed just 27 points on Saturday at San Diego. USD was just 3-of-25 from the field in the first half and scored a total of nine points.

19. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Record: (17-7)
Last week’s ranking: 15
Mike Brey’s team lost to Duke and UNC this past week.

20. South Carolina Gamecocks
Record: (19-4)
Last week’s ranking: 23
After wins at LSU and in Columbia against Georgia, Frank Martin’s team now sits at 9-1 in SEC play — a game in front of Kentucky and Florida.

21. Xavier Musketeers
Record: (17-6)
Last week’s ranking: 21
The Musketeers responded from losing Edmond Sumner for the season with key wins against Seton Hall and on the road against Creighton.

22. Creighton Bluejays
Record: (20-4)
Last week’s ranking: 20
Greg McDermott’s team got a huge road win at Butler, and then couldn’t get past Xavier in Omaha.

23. Florida Gators
Record: (18-5)
Last week’s ranking: 24
The Gators held Kentucky to a season-low 66 points in the 88-66 victory in Gainesville, and also broke a five-game losing skid against the ‘Cats.

24. Purdue Boilermakers
Record: (19-5)
Last week’s ranking: NR
Freshman Carsen Edwards knocked down a pair of free throws with two seconds left that helped give Purdue a road win against Maryland.

25. USC Trojans
Record: (20-4)
Last week’s ranking: 25
The Trojans got Bennie Boatwright back from a knee injury that sidelined him since Nov. 30 and he wasted little time making his impact felt, with 23 points in a win over Washington.

Dropped out: Maryland.

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