The Coaches poll for this week is about as perfect an illustration of the chaos we've seen at the top end of college basketball this season as is possible. Villanova is your new No. 1 team in the country, garnering only 11 of the possible 32 first-place votes in the poll.
Finally, there is some stability at the top of the coaches' poll. North Carolina remained the No. 1 team in the country this week, following a stretch of five straight weeks where the No. 1 position changed hands.
Arkansas snapped Texas A&M's 10-game winning streak on Wednesday by beating the Aggies 74-71 at Bud Walton Arena. So Billy Kennedy's team is 17-3 overall, 7-1 in the SEC. And they're now ranked eighth in the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
This was the only meeting this season between these teams. It's unlikely it will wind up being a deciding game, should both teams live life on the bubble into early March. But if it does, a seemingly nondescript Jan. 27 outcome could wind up being one of the more impactful endings in the ACC this season.
Iowa won at Michigan State for the first time since 1993 on Thursday, at which point the Hawkeyes completed a regular-season sweep of the Spartans. Fran McCaffery's team is now 13-3 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten with five top-50 KenPom wins and zero losses outside of the top 50. They're ranked seventh in the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).