After another week of upsets, Murray State remains the only unbeaten team in men’s college basketball. Baylor, ranked third at the start of the week and unbeaten, lost at Kansas on Monday and then again at home on Saturday against Missouri. Syracuse, who was previously number one and unbeaten, lost at Notre Dame on Saturday without starting center Fab Melo.
Duke, who had moved up to fourth in the polls, lost a shocker to Florida State, ending their 45 game home winning streak. UConn lost two games this week for the second time this season, as they lost to Cincinnati and Tennessee.
Michigan State lost to Michigan, who in turn lost to Arkansas. Virginia lost at home to the previously winless in the ACC, Virginia Tech Hokies. Indiana had lost three in a row (lastly to Nebraska) before beating Penn State on Sunday. Mississippi State lost to Ole Miss but held on to beat Vanderbilt.
Outside of the top two, the ESPN/Coaches Poll and AP Poll do not quite agree:
Kentucky is the new number one, with Missouri sitting in the two spot. That is about the only similarity between the two polls.
The AP Poll still hasn’t given Murray State the love, ranking them at eleven (ESPN has them 8th). However they have given FSU respect by ranking them 23rd despite having six losses. Harvard (ranked 23rd by ESPN) is still unranked in the AP Poll, but has moved up to 30th. Wisconsin has jumped back into both polls and Kansas State is also back in both.
Here are the ranking by conferences (teams ranked in both polls): ACC (3), Big East (4), Big Ten (5), Big 12 (4), MVC (1), MWC (2), OVC (1), SEC (3), and WCC (1).