In what can only be described as a March Madness-style week, the college basketball Top 25 rankings will almost certainly be shaken up this week. Almost half of the current top ranked teams suffered losses this past week.
Included in those twelve are three of the top four, and over half of the top 15, teams took L’s.
Here’s the full break down of the losing teams, including those who lost twice:
- #1 Duke Blue Devils: Lost 95-91 in overtime at home to Syracuse
- #2 Michigan Wolverines: Lost 64-54 at Wisconsin
- #4 Virginia Cavaliers: Lost 72-70 at Duke
- #7 Kansas Jayhawks: Lost 65-64 at West Virginia
- #8 Texas Tech Red Raiders: Lost 68-64 at home to Iowa State: lost 73-62 at Baylor
- #9 Virginia Tech Hokies: Lost 81-59 at Virginia
- #11 Florida State Seminoles: Lost 75-62 at Pittsburgh; lost 87-82 at Boston College
- #14 Auburn Tigers: Lost 82-80 at home to Kentucky
- #17 North Carolina State Wolfpack: Lost 71-67 at Wake Forest
- #18 Ole Miss Rebels: Lost 83-69 at home to LSU
- #20 Oklahoma Sooners: Lost 74-61 at home to Kansas State; lost 75-72 at Texas
- #25 Indiana Hoosiers: Lost 66-51 at home to Nebraska; lost 70-55 at Purdue
Several teams will fall in the polls this week (Texas Tech, Florida State) and some will more than likely fall all the way out of the Top 25 (Oklahoma, Indiana).
The Kentucky Wildcats should benefit from all the turmoil in the top 10. The Wildcats currently sit at No. 12 in the AP Poll and No. 14 in the Coaches’ Poll. After taking care of business against Georgia and winning their first road game against a top-15 team since 2014, the Wildcats should slide into the top 10 in the AP poll and might get that far in the Coaches’ Poll.
This week will certainly shake up the rankings and it makes me excited for March.