After a week full of exciting events in men’s basketball, the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll has shown some changes. The top two teams remain unchanged as Connecticut holds on to the number one spot and Purdue remains in second place. Both teams have continued to impress with their dominating performances, which has reflected in the number of No. 1 votes they have received.
Houston has climbed back up to third place, with just 12 poll points separating the next four spots. Marquette has made an impressive leap to fourth position, while North Carolina has slipped to fifth after losing to Clemson. Arizona has moved up to sixth, while Kansas has dropped down to seventh.
The top 10 is rounded out by Duke, Tennessee, and Iowa State. South Carolina is making a strong case for a spot in the top 10 after jumping nine places, while Kentucky and Wisconsin have been moving in opposite directions. After losing four straight games, Wisconsin has dropped 12 positions, while Kentucky has fallen five spots following three consecutive home losses.
Indiana State has made a significant entrance into the poll at No. 24, marking their first ranking since their historic 1979 season. Saint Mary’s, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Colorado State have also regained positions in the rankings after dropping out recently. Among those that have dropped out are Utah State, San Diego State