And then there were none.
After starting last week with three undefeated teams remaining (No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Michigan, No. 4 Arizona), we are down to zero following the first full week of conference play for most teams.
Duke's loss was the least surprising, despite entering the game against North Carolina State as the No. 1 team in the country, because the loss of Ryan Kelly was going to limit what this team could do on both offense and defense.
Michigan traveled to Columbus to take on a good Ohio State team that has had problems playing up to its full potential this season. In what turned out to be a great game that almost no one watched because it was up against the NFL playoffs, the Buckeyes got their signature win of the season.
Arizona's loss against Oregon felt inevitable. The Wildcats have been flirting with disaster the last few weeks, with close wins over Florida, San Diego State, Colorado and Utah before the losing in Eugene on Thursday.
With all this turmoil at the top of the standings, things opened up for Louisville, which took the top spot. The Cardinals actually snuck ahead of Arizona in the rankings before, despite having one loss already. That loss did come against Duke early in the season, so it was hardly a bad loss.
The Hoosiers, which moved up to No. 2, played one of the most exciting games of the weekend, though it did not start out looking that way. They jumped out to a 23-point lead at halftime against Minnesota, but wound up having to hold on for an 88-81 win to improve to 15-1.
Here is a full look at the AP Top 25 Standings for the week of January 14-20.
|AP TOP 25 STANDINGS WEEK 11|
|11. Ohio State|
|14. North Carolina State|
|15. San Diego State|
|16. Kansas State|
|18. Michigan State|
|19. New Mexico|
|20. Notre Dame|