Kentucky is still No. 1, but more upsets led to yet another shakeup in the B/R Writers Rankings.
Duke, Michigan State, UNLV, Marquette and Creighton all fell to unranked foes last week.
Check out how far they dropped.
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Dropped From Rankings
Others Receiving Votes
Notre Dame, 7
Iowa State, 5
Southern Miss, 4
Record: 18-5, 6-4 Big East
Previous Ranking: NR
Voting Points: 27
Winners of four straight, Louisville returned to the Top 25.
Chane Behanan fueled a win over Rutgers last week, dropping 23 points and grabbing 11 rebounds against the Scarlet Knights.
Six voters left the Cardinals off their ballots, but one voter had them as high as No. 16.
Record: 17-7, 7-4 Big Ten
Previous Ranking: 20
Voting Points: 36
Michigan continued its descent in the rankings despite going 1-1 in a tough week of action. The Wolverines beat Indiana, which has struggled on the road, before losing to Michigan State.
They're 5-5 over their last 10 games, and two voters left them off the ballot entirely.
Record: 20-2, 6-0 Ivy
Previous Ranking: 25
Voting Points: 51
Laurent Rivard averaged 18 points in Harvard's two wins last week, and the Crimson extended their win streak to eight.
With upcoming road games at Princeton and Penn, Harvard has its toughest remaining weekend. If Tommy Amaker's squad returns to Boston unscathed, its chances of running the table in the Ivy League will skyrocket.
Harvard came in as high as No. 15.
Record: 18-6, 7-4 Big Ten
Previous Ranking: 22
Voting Points: 54
Wisconsin squeaked out a win at Penn State before it nearly edged Ohio State at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers, who didn't appear on one ballot, ranked as high as No. 15.
Record: 18-6, 6-6 Big Ten
Previous Ranking: 17
Voting Points: 61
Indiana's inconsistent tendencies persisted yet another week, as the Hoosiers lost at Michigan but won at Purdue behind Victor Oladipo's stellar performance. They're now 3-5 in their last eight, and Thursday's matchup against Illinois is their only game this week.
One voter left the Hoosiers off the ballot, while someone had them at No. 14.
Record: 18-4, 5-3 ACC
Previous Ranking: 16
Voting Points: 80
Virginia couldn't complete its comeback at Florida State, and as a result, the Cavaliers sit two games out of first place in the ACC.
Beating Wake Forest on Wednesday is a must because Saturday's game at Chapel Hill won't easily translate into a win, obviously.
The Cavaliers ranked between No. 14 and No. 23.
Record: 18-5, 5-3 SEC
Previous Ranking: 21
Voting Points: 85
Though Mississippi State struggled with Auburn at home, the Bulldogs pulled out a win over the Tigers in their only game last week. Arnett Moultrie once again led the charge, with 21 points and seven rebounds.
Voters ranked the Bulldogs as high as No. 11 and as low as No. 25.
Record: 21-3, 11-2 MVC
Previous Ranking: 14
Voting Points: 101
The final 2:30 of Creighton's tilt at Northern Iowa couldn't have been more exciting, but unfortunately for the Blue Jays, Anthony James' buzzer-beater gave the Panthers the win. The loss dropped Creigthon into a first-place tie with Wichita State, which won both of its games last week.
The Blue Jays came in as high as No. 15 and as low as No. 23.
Record: 19-5, 8-3 Big East
Previous Ranking: 15
Voting Points: 104
Notre Dame ended Marquette's seven-game win streak, dropping the Golden Eagles into a second-place tie with Georgetown.
Marquette appeared as high as No. 13 and as low as No. 21.
Record: 16-6, 7-1 ACC
Previous Ranking: 24
Voting Points: 108
Florida State fended off Virginia's comeback to extend its win streak to seven and keep pace with UNC atop the ACC. With games against Boston College and Miami this week, the Seminoles could well be on their way to a 9-1 ACC start—no one expected that on Jan. 7.
The Seminoles ranked between No. 12 and No. 21.
Record: 20-3, 6-1 MWC
Previous Ranking: 18
Voting Points: 113
A loss to Colorado State had dropped San Diego State to No. 18, but the Aztecs used wins over Boise State and TCU to climb three spots this week.
On Saturday, SDSU will look for the season sweep of UNLV. On the road, however, the task won't be easy.
Voters ranked the Aztecs as high as No. 13, but one voter left them off his ballot.
Record: 21-4, 5-2 MWC
Previous Ranking: 11
Voting Points: 124
UNLV fell three spots after losing to Wyoming. The Rebels, who also beat Colorado State last week, couldn't convert two last-second looks against the Cowboys.
UNLV appeared as high as No. 13 and as low as No. 21.
Record: 22-2, 11-0 WCC
Previous Ranking: 19
Voting Points: 134
After beating San Diego, Saint Mary's continued its ascent through the rankings. The Gaels, who haven't lost since Dec. 22, visit Gonzaga on Thursday, looking to sweep the season series.
Voters ranked the Gaels between No. 11 and No. 17.
Record: 18-5, 7-3 Big Ten
Previous Ranking: 9
Voting Points: 176
Illness compounded by a sprained knee severely hampered Draymond Green and consequentially, Michigan State against Illinois. However, the Spartans responded by beating Michigan behind Green's 14 points and 16 rebounds.
The Spartans, who play Penn State and Ohio State this week, came in as high as No. 8 and as low as No. 19.
Record: 18-4, 8-3 Big East
Previous Ranking: 13
Voting Points: 188
Georgetown earned convincing wins over UConn and South Florida to jump two spots in the rankings.
The Hoyas are just two games behind Syracuse, and they ranked between No. 8 and No. 12.
Record: 19-4, 7-1 SEC
Previous Ranking: 12
Voting Points: 198
Florida separated itself from Vanderbilt by beating the Commodores, 73-65. The win improved the Gators' SEC record to 7-1, setting them up for a crucial game at Kentucky on Tuesday—they currently trail the Wildcats by a half-game.
Florida ranked as high as No. 7 and as low as No. 12.
Record: 18-5, 8-2 Big 12
Previous Ranking: 8
Voting Points: 203
Kansas nearly earned a win at Missouri, but Marcus Denmon's nine points in the final three minutes erased the Jayhawks' 71-63 lead and gave Missouri the win. The Jayhawks, Tigers and Baylor currently reside in a tie for first place.
Kansas, which visits Baylor on Wednesday, ranked between No. 6 and No. 14.
Record: 23-0, 11-0 OVC
Previous Ranking: 10
Voting Points: 208
Murray State kept its perfect record intact, beating Southeast Missouri State and Tennessee-Martin last week.
The Racers, who ranked between No. 7 and No. 10, will host Tennessee State and Austin Peay this week.
Record: 19-4, 6-2 ACC
Previous Ranking: 4
Voting Points: 213
For the second time in two weeks, Duke fell at home. The Blue Devils didn't have an answer to Reggie Johnson, and missing all six foul shots in overtime certainly didn't help their cause.
With a trip to Chapel Hill on Wednesday, Duke now risks falling to two games out of first place.
The Blue Devils came in as high as No. 5 and as low as No. 13.
Record: 20-3, 7-1 ACC
Previous Ranking: 7
Voting Points: 241
UNC picked up two road wins last week, beating Wake Forest and Maryland. Defeating the Terps wasn't easy, but the Tar Heels returned home with a "W" and a share of first place.
Tyler Zeller, who went for 22 points and seven rebounds against Maryland, is playing like a Player of the Year candidate—the senior is averaging 17.8 points and 11 rebounds in ACC play.
Duke is set to visit on Wednesday, and the Heels look to separate themselves from the Blue Devils even more.
UNC ranked between No. 5 and No. 8.
Record: 21-2, 8-2 Big 12
Previous Ranking: 6
Voting Points: 247
Despite struggling with Texas A&M and Oklahoma State, Baylor earned two road wins last week. The Bears are tied with Kansas and Missouri atop the Big 12, but they'll have an opportunity to separate themselves—they'll host the Jayhawks and visit the Tigers this week.
Baylor came in as high as No. 4 and as low as No. 7.
Record: 21-2, 8-2 Big 12
Previous Ranking: 5
Voting Points: 263
Missouri survived Texas' upset bid and overcame an eight-point deficit with less than three minutes left against Kansas. By beating the Jayhawks, the Tigers knotted themselves in a three-way tie with Kansas and Baylor atop the Big 12.
Missouri, which ranked between No. 3 and No. 7, will visit Oklahoma and host Baylor this week.
Record: 20-3, 8-2 Big 12
Previous Ranking: 3
Voting Points: 273
In its only game last week, Ohio State earned a win at the Kohl Center, refusing to succumb to Wisconsin's upset bid.
The Buckeyes, who host Purdue and Michigan State this week, ranked between No. 2 and No. 5.
Record: 23-1, 10-1 Big East
Previous Ranking: 2
Voting Points: 286
Syracuse routed St. John's in Fab Melo's return, convincing one voter to tab them as his No. 1.
The Orange scored 95 points against the Johnnies, but as usual, no single player had a standout offensive performance. Instead, five players scored either 13 or 14 points.
With second-place Georgetown set to visit the Carrier Dome this week, Syracuse has an opportunity to distance itself from the rest of the Big East.
The Orange ranked as low as No. 3.
Record: 23-1, 9-0 SEC
Previous Ranking: 1
Voting Points: 299
Anthony Davis broke Shaquille O'Neal's SEC freshman block record, Kentucky won its 15th straight game and 11 of 12 voters ranked the Wildcats No. 1.
Not a bad week.
With second-place Florida set to visit Lexington on Tuesday, Kentucky has an opportunity to extend its lead over the Gators.
1. Kentucky, 299
2. Syracuse, 286
3. Ohio State, 273
4. Missouri, 263
5. Baylor, 247
6. North Carolina, 241
7. Duke, 213
8. Murray State, 208
9. Kansas, 203
10. Florida, 198
11. Georgetown, 188
12. Michigan State, 176
13. Saint Mary's, 134
14. UNLV 124
15. San Diego State, 113
16. Florida State, 108
17. Marquette, 104
18. Creighton, 101
19. Mississippi State, 85
20. Virginia, 80
21. Indiana, 61
22. Wisconsin, 54
23. Harvard, 51
24. Michigan, 36
25. Louisville, 27
Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt (11), Gonzaga (8), Notre Dame (7), Iowa State (5), Southern Miss (4), Nevada (2)
Big Ten: 5
Big East: 4
Big 12: 3