Winners and Losers of AP College Basketball Top 25 Poll in Week 15

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Winners and Losers of AP College Basketball Top 25 Poll in Week 15
Matt Slocum/Associated Press

Villanova remains the No. 1 team in college basketball's latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, but that's about the only thing that didn't change following a week in which ranked teams suffered a combined 16 losses to unranked teams.

Upsets have run rampant through this entire season, but this was a particularly insane week.

Or was it?

Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina went a combined 8-0. Michigan State and Virginia continued playing extremely well despite each suffering a one-point road loss to another ranked team. And teams with deep, veteran rotations like those at Arizona and Miami were able to escape the week without a blemish.

Though a ton of people have been mentioning ranked teams' combined record of 27-23 this week as further evidence that there are no great teams this season, you don't need to read too far between the lines to see things finally beginning to normalize.

That may well change drastically in the next 96 hours, but for the first time in a long time, it feels like picking the blue bloods in the NCAA tournament might not be such a bad idea.

Meanwhile, upstart teams like Texas A&M, Oregon, Xavier and Providence were among this week's biggest losers.

Read on for the full list of winners and losers.

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