|Wichita State, who cracks the AP Top 25 at #23 this week, leads two newcomers to the poll. Kansas State got the biggest lift for the week, moving up seven spots to #18.
Duke remains number one for the third week in a row. Wichita State enters the Top 25 with a win at Drake, 75-63 and a win at Bradley, 69-63. UNLV comes in at #24 with wins against Cal State Bakersfield, 84-63 and Chicago State, 74-52. Oklahoma State falls out of the rankings this week with a loss at home to then-10th ranked Gonzaga, 69-68 and an upset loss at then-25th ranked Kansas State, 73-67. Pittsburgh drops out after losses to Rutgers, 67-62 and then-14th ranked Cincinnati, 70-61.
Kansas State made big gains this week, blasting up seven spots to #18 after a win at home over South Dakota, 70-50 and an upset win at home over then-22nd ranked Oklahoma State. Ohio State tanked seven spots to #15 after a win against Nebraska, 70-44 and a loss to then-11th ranked Illinois, 74-55. Cincinnati slipped 7 spots to #21 after a win against then-24th ranked Pittsburgh and a loss to St. John's, 53-52.