If Villanova can keep things rolling, they have a clear path to some home-court advantage come NCAA Tournament time.
It seems like history or something very notable is being introduced to the men's Division I AP poll every week.
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.
Miami recorded its sixth top-50 RPI win Wednesday night by beating Notre Dame. The Hurricanes are ranked 14th in the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
Texas started 9-6 overall, 1-2 in the Big 12. But now the Longhorns have won six of their past seven games and built a resume that features five top-50 RPI wins. Shaka Smart says it's just a byproduct of his players "honoring the process." If it continues, the Longhorns will be in the NCAA Tournament.
UNC is 3-2 against top-50 RPI teams with one loss outside of the top 100. The Tar Heels' best win is a win over Maryland.
After picking up its biggest win of the season, can Louisville make a run? If it does, a lot will fall on guard Donovan Mitchell.
Texas is looking like a team to fear again in the Big 12 after beating Baylor on the road.
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss Norlander's first trip to Allen Fieldhouse, whether Kentucky has turned a corner (even with the loss at Kansas), Buddy Hield's attempt to run away with the Player of the Year awards, Wichita State's dominance of the MVC, Louisville's big opportunity against North Carolina, etc. on the Eye on College Basketball podcast.
Wichita State has won 11 straight games to open a three-game lead in the MVC standings. The Shockers are ranked 20th in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).

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