We are starting to see some semblance of stability at the top of the AP college basketball rankings. After five weeks of movement at the top, the first four teams in the standings are exactly the same as they were last week.
Indiana still leads the pack following a 31-point blowout of Central Connecticut State on Saturday night. The Hoosiers are off until next Saturday, when they take on in-state rival Butler at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Right behind the Hoosiers in the Top Five are Duke, Michigan, Syracuse and Florida. The Blue Devils have a 10-day layoff before their matchup with Cornell a week from Tuesday.
The only team that suffered a major drop was Gonzaga, from No. 10 to 14, though the Bulldogs did put up a strong showing against an undefeated Illinois team last week, so it is hard to punish them too much.
It was a quiet week in college basketball, but the storm is coming sooner rather than later. Conference play is just a few weeks away for most teams, which is when you start to see upsets and blowouts that will separate the contenders from the pretenders.
As teams take it easy before the holidays hit, here is a look at the AP Top 25 Rankings for the week of Dec. 10-16.
|AP TOP 25 RANKINGS|
|7. Ohio State|
|17. New Mexico|
|18. San Diego State|
|19. Michigan State|
|21. North Carolina|
|22. Notre Dame|
|23. Wichita State|
|24. Oklahoma State|
|25. North Carolina State|