Marquette ranked No. 4 and Indiana State back in AP Top 25 for first time since Larry Bird era in college basketball

UConn and Purdue Hold onto AP Top 25 Rankings Amidst Significant Changes and Indiana State Returns to the Poll

UConn and Purdue maintained their positions at the top of the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll for a fifth week. However, the rankings experienced significant changes with 17 ranked teams suffering at least one loss. Marquette and Iowa State took advantage of these losses, moving up three and four spots respectively to reach No. 4 and No. 10.

In particular, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Duke all lost ground in the rankings as a result of their defeats. Meanwhile, Arizona made a move back into the top five by winning seven of their last eight games in Pac-12 play. The team now sits just ahead of Indiana State in the conference race.

Indiana State made its way back into the rankings this week for the first time since the late 1970s. The team had won over Valpo and Missouri State to earn its spot at No. 23 in the AP poll. Houston remains at No. 3 while Marquette continues to climb up to No. 4 after winning several key games in recent weeks.

Further down the rankings, Utah St., Colorado St., Texas Tech, and San Diego St also received votes but did not make it into the top ten.

Overall, while there were no major shakeups at the top of the rankings this week, there were still some interesting moves that could have a big impact on the rest of

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