Marquette’s No. 4, Indiana State in AP Top 25 for the first time since the Larry Bird era in college basketball rankings

The Wild Ride of College Basketball Rankings: A Week of Change in the AP Top 25

The top two teams in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll remained unchanged Monday with UConn and Purdue holding steady at No. 1 and No. 2 for a fifth consecutive week. However, a chunk of the rankings saw a shakeup after four of last week’s top-10 teams and 17 ranked teams in total took at least one loss in a chaotic week.

Marquette was the biggest beneficiary of the chaos, rising up three spots to No. 4, while Iowa State leapt four spots and snuck into the top-10 at No. 10. Marquette jumped past Kansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee, all of which took one loss last week, in its appearance back into the top-five of the AP poll for the first time since Week 4.

Arizona also moved up three spots and rejoined the top five — at No. 5 — for the first time since Week 8. After climbing to No. 1 in the AP poll earlier in the season, the Wildcats fell to as low as No. 12 before a big week with wins over Utah and Colorado propelled them back into the top five. They’ve won seven of their last eight games in Pac-12 play and are one game up in the conference regular-season race.

Elsewhere in the AP poll, MVC-leading Indiana State appeared in the rankings for the first time since

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