Kansas jumps to No. 1 in Top 25 (and one) after beating Oklahoma

Bill Self still isn't getting much from his freshmen. And who knows if he ever will before this season is done? Regardless, it doesn't seem to matter much. Because - thanks to Saturday's 76-72 victory at Oklahoma - his Jayhawks now have nine top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25, and they are the nation's only college basketball team whose resume checks both of those boxes.

Nobody has more top-25 RPI wins.

Nobody has as many top-50 RPI wins.

This is among the reasons KU is the new No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).

Oklahoma is now No. 2 in these rankings thanks to a resume featuring seven top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25, and, it should be noted, half of OU's four losses are to Kansas (and by a total of seven points). Also worth noting: Lon Kruger's team owns a 23-point neutral court victory over Villanova, which is No. 3 in the Top 25 (and one) and in possession of a resume featuring four top-50 RPI wins and one loss outside of the top 25 - specifically last month's home loss to a Providence team that's 7-6 in the Big East.

Iowa and West Virginia are now fourth and fifth in the Top 25 (and one).

The Hawkeyes have six top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25 while the Mountaineers have five top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25. Both teams are tied for first in their respective leagues. And Notre Dame is the biggest mover in this update. The Irish are now 13th in the Top 25 (and one) thanks to a resume that has, in the past two weekends, added victories over North Carolina and Louisville.

The complete CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) is below.

Perry Ellis and the Kansas Jayhawks are the new No. 1 team in the Top 25 (and one). (USATSI)
Perry Ellis and the Kansas Jayhawks are the new No. 1 team in the Top 25 (and one). (USATSI)
 
CBS Sports Daily Top 25 (and one) Rankings
Rank Teams Comments
1 Kansas
Overall: 21-4
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 5
The Jayhawks' resume features five top-25 RPI wins, nine top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25 of the RPI. They're undefeated at Allen Fieldhouse - where they've beaten Oklahoma, West Virginia, Texas and Kentucky.
2 Oklahoma
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 8-4
Previous: 1
The Sooners own four top-25 RPI wins, seven top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25. Half of their losses have come to Kansas - and by a total of seven points.
3 Villanova
Overall: 22-3
Conference: 12-1
Previous: 2
The Wildcats have four top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25 of the RPI. They've won five straight since losing at home to Providence.
4 Iowa
Overall: 19-5
Conference: 10-2
Previous: 3
The Hawkeyes trailed by as many as 16 points in Thursday's loss at Indiana. Their resume features six top-50 RPI wins, and all five of their losses are to schools that are expected to make the NCAA Tournament.
5 West Virginia
Overall: 20-5
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 7
The Mountaineers have five top-50 RPI wins and just one loss to a team currently unranked in the Top 25 (and one). They've won three of their past four games with the lone loss in that stretch coming at Kansas.
6 Virginia
Overall: 20-5
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 6
The Cavaliers have eight top-50 RPI wins to help offset four losses to unranked opponents. They won seven straight games before losing at Duke at the buzzer.
7 Maryland
Overall: 22-4
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 4
The Terrapins' had their 27-game winning streak at home snapped Saturday by Wisconsin. Still, their resume features five top-50 RPI wins and only two losses to currently unranked teams.
8 North Carolina
Overall: 20-4
Conference: 9-2
Previous: 8
The Tar Heels have dropped two of their past three but still have a one-game lead in the ACC standings. Only one of their four losses is to a team with a sub-30 RPI.
9 Michigan State
Overall: 20-5
Conference: 7-5
Previous: 9
The Spartans have five top-50 RPI wins and just one sub-50 loss. They’ve beaten Kansas, Maryland, Louisville, Florida, Providence and Michigan.
10 Xavier
Overall: 22-3
Conference: 10-3
Previous: 10
The Musketeers have won six of their past seven games - most recently at Butler. The lone loss in that stretch is a road loss to a Creighton team that's currently on a three-game winning streak.
11 Iowa State
Overall: 18-7
Conference: 7-5
Previous: 11
The Cyclones' win over Texas was their seventh top-50 RPI victory. Their lone loss outside of the top 50 came nearly two months ago - to Northern Iowa on a neutral court.
12 Miami
Overall: 19-4
Conference: 8-3
Previous: 12
The Hurricanes have won three straight since losing at North Carolina State. Their resume features seven top-50 RPI wins, including victories over Notre Dame, Utah and Duke.
13 Notre Dame
Overall: 18-7
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 22
The Irish have four top-50 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 50. They've beaten Iowa, North Carolina, Duke and Louisville.
14 Louisville
Overall: 19-6
Conference: 8-4
Previous: 14
The Cardinals are 1-2 since the school announced a self-imposed postseason ban. But the losses are both road losses to schools also ranked in the Top 25 (and one).
15 Purdue
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 8-5
Previous: 15
The Boilermakers own five top-50 RPI wins and just two losses outside of the top 50. They've beaten Michigan State, Florida, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Michigan and Vanderbilt.
16 Dayton
Overall: 21-3
Conference: 11-1
Previous: 16
The Flyers have won nine straight since losing at La Salle. They are alone atop the Atlantic 10 standings and in possession of non-league wins over Iowa, Monmouth and Alabama.
17 Oregon
Overall: 20-6
Conference: 9-4
Previous: 13
The Ducks have lost two straight since seemingly taking control of the Pac-12 race. Their resume features eight top-50 RPI wins and three sub-50 losses.
18 Texas
Overall: 16-9
Conference: 7-5
Previous: 18
The Longhorns have won four of their past six games with the lone losses in that stretch coming at Oklahoma and at Iowa State. Their resume features five top-50 RPI wins and just two sub-50 losses.
19 Kentucky
Overall: 19-6
Conference: 9-3
Previous: NR
The Wildcats now have five top-50 RPI wins to help offset a resume that also features five losses to schools ranked outside of the top 70 of the RPI. UK owns double-digit road wins at South Carolina and Alabama.
20 Duke
Overall: 19-6
Conference: 8-4
Previous: 23
The Blue Devils have three top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. They've recorded victories over Virginia and Louisville in the past week.
21 Southern California
Overall: 18-6
Conference: 7-4
Previous: 19
The Trojans have won three of their past four games by double-digits. Their resume features wins over Arizona, Monmouth, Wichita State and Yale.
22 Utah
Overall: 18-7
Conference: 7-5
Previous: 21
The Utes' resume features six top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. They've only lost once at home - last month to Oregon.
23 SMU
Overall: 21-3
Conference: 9-3
Previous: 26
The Mustangs have three top-50 RPI wins and two sub-50 losses. Their resume features victories over Colorado, Tulsa, Michigan, Gonzaga, Yale and Cincinnati.
24 Indiana
Overall: 20-5
Conference: 10-2
Previous: NR
The Hoosiers have four top-50 RPI wins and three sub-50 losses. They've beaten Iowa, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Michigan, IPFW and Creighton.
25 Arizona
Overall: 20-5
Conference: 8-4
Previous: NR
The Wildcats' only top-50 RPI win is last month's win over Oregon State. Still, they're on a four-game winning streak, and they've only lost to one school that's currently outside of the top 50.
26 Baylor
Overall: 18-7
Conference: 7-5
Previous: 17
The Bears have dropped three of their past four games since beating Georgia. Their resume features two top-50 RPI wins and zero losses outside of the top 50.
 
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