Here we are, two and a half weeks into the college basketball season. Last week, the season kicked into second gear, with a wave of early season tournaments.
From Maui to New York, Anaheim to the Bahamas, teams in these various tournaments made their cases for inclusion or exclusion from this week's Top 25. After all the dust settled Sunday night, we had a little better idea of where some of the top teams in the country truly stand.
In many cases, the new rankings fairly rewarded or penalized teams for their most recent play, in the early tournaments or otherwise. In a few others, the rise or drop was a little tougher to justify.
Here is a look at five such teams in this week's AP Top 25 (released Nov. 26).
"Winners" are teams who are judged to be ranked higher than they should be. "Losers" are teams who perhaps deserved a bit higher ranking.