When you look at the AP Top 25 Rankings this week, take everything you think you know and throw it out the window.
For the fifth straight week, the No. 1 team in the AP Rankings—Indiana this time—lost. However, by virtue of everyone else around the Hoosiers having a rough week, they stayed atop the rankings this week.
It also didn't hurt that Indiana bounced back from that loss to Illinois with an impressive victory on the road against Ohio State on Sunday.
Kansas was hurt most by a poor week of performances. After losing to TCU, head coach Bill Self called this "the worst team Kansas has ever put on the floor."
Things kept spiraling down for the Jayhawks, as they wound up losing three straight games last week. After spending all season ranked in the Top 10, Kansas took a huge tumble thanks to the disarray that was last week, falling nine spots to No. 14.
Lower down in the rankings from last week, Creighton can sympathize with Kansas. It must be something about blue birds right now, as the Bluejays lost their last two games. A 19-point drubbing at the hands of Indiana State hurt, but it only looks worse after a home loss against Illinois State.
On the other side of the coin, after its thrilling five-overtime victory over Louisville on Saturday night, Notre Dame finds itself with a little more breathing room in the rankings, while Louisville dropped one spot to No. 12.
The Miami Hurricanes emerged as the biggest winners from last week following their 11th straight win. It has been a slow climb for this team, but as more and more top teams lose each week, people are starting to see just how great the Hurricanes are. Their No. 3 ranking is the highest in school history.
This has been one of the wackiest, most unpredictable college basketball seasons in recent memory, and we still have five weeks to go before Selection Sunday.
Here are the AP Top 25 Rankings for the week of Feb. 11-17.
|WEEK 15 AP TOP 25 RANKINGS|
|8. Michigan State|
|10. Kansas State|
|13. Ohio State|
|17. Oklahoma State|
|19. New Mexico|
|21. Notre Dame|
|24. Colorado State|