The AP top 25 college basketball rankings for Week 15 have been released.
For the first time in several weeks, the No. 1-ranked team held serve at the top of the poll. Despite dropping a game to Illinois last week, 74-72, the voters elected to keep Indiana atop the rankings.
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No. 2 Duke strung together a perfect record last week, climbing two spots this week. Fellow ACC member Miami has strung together the most impressive season thus far, checking in just behind Duke at No. 3. The Canes have been dismantling opponents along the way to a perfect 10-0 ACC record, including a 90-63 win over the Blue Devils.
No. 4 Michigan dropped one spot after dropping a close one to Wisconsin, while No. 5 Gonzaga moved up one spot to round out the top five.
Michigan State and Kansas State both made a jump into the top 10, No. 8 and No. 10, respectively.
Kansas stumbled way down the rankings after dropping three straight games, from No. 5 to No. 14.
Four teams fell from the rankings, including: Creighton, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Missouri. No. 20 Wisconsin, No. 22 Memphis, No. 24 Colorado State, and No. 25 Kentucky replaced the fallen teams.
Following is the complete top 25 (via ESPN):
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- Others receiving votes: Minnesota 80, Missouri 69, Cincinnati 68, Saint Mary’s 62, Creighton 56, San Diego State 53, Louisiana Tech 43, Virginia Commonwealth 35, Saint Louis 34, Illinois 26, North Carolina State 24, Akron 12, UCLA 8, UNLV 6, Indiana State 5, Virginia 4, Wichita State 3, Belmont 2, Oklahoma 1, Ole Miss 1
- Dropped from rankings: Creighton 16, Cincinnati 17, Minnesota 18, Missouri 21