Gonzaga’s shocking loss late Saturday at home to BYU means the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) now has a new No. 1 team. And that new No. 1 team is … Kansas.
The Jayhawks are a deserving No. 1, if only because they own a three-game lead in what KenPom has labeled as college basketball’s toughest conference. They’ve beaten the projected SEC champs (Kentucky), the preseason No. 1 (Duke) and four other schools (Baylor, West Virginia, Iowa State, Oklahoma State) that are also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). They’re 26-3, on a six-game winning streak and headed for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.
Kansas is one of five Big 12 teams in the Top 25 (and one).
The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.
|The Jayhawks own seven wins over teams also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). They've already secured their 13th straight Big 12 title.||1||21-9|
|The Wildcats have already secured the Big East title outright for the fourth consecutive year. They won't play again until they visit Georgetown on Saturday.||1||18-7|
|The Tar Heels have already secured at least a share of the ACC title. Their resume features nine top-50 RPI wins and two sub-50 losses.||1||18-11|
|The Zags suffered their first loss Saturday night at home to BYU. Their resume features five wins over schools also ranked in the Top 25 (and one).||3||31-1|
|The Bruins' seven-game winning streak features victories over Oregon, Arizona and USC. All three of their losses are to schools also ranked in the Top 25 (and one).||4||22-10|
|The Ducks have won five straight games since losing at UCLA. They've only lost twice in the past three months.||--||21-7|
|The Wildcats' resume features four top-50 wins and zero sub-15 losses. All four of their losses are to teams also ranked in the Top 25 (and one).||--||17-9|
|The Cardinals' resume features six top-50 RPI wins and zero sub-25 losses. They own victories over Duke, Kentucky and Purdue.||--||13-7|
|The Wildcats have six top-50 RPI wins and only one sub-15 loss. They're only one more victory (or Florida loss) away from winning a third straight SEC title.||4||9-16|
|The Bears have dropped five of their past eight games. Regardless, they still have eight top-50 RPI wins and just two sub-50 losses.||5||28-2|
|The Bulldogs completed a regular-season sweep of Villanova on Wednesday. The victory doubled as their eighth top-50 RPI win.||--||10-15|
|The Mountaineers have won three straight games since losing at Kansas in overtime. They're tied for second in the Big 12 with Iowa State.||--||19-10|
|The Seminoles have won two straight games since losing at Pitt. They own six top-25 RPI wins - most notably victories over Louisville, Duke and Florida.||5||18-7|
|The Blue Devils' resume features nine top-50 RPI wins and just two sub-40 losses. They're 18-4 with Mike Krzyzewski on the sideline.||4||13-11|
|The Gators had their nine-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Kentucky. They'll be the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament.||--||15-10|
|The Irish will take a four-game winning streak into their rematch with Georgia Tech. They're shooting 81.6 percent from the free throw line, which ranks first nationally.||--||11-15|
|The Bearcats have won 25 straight games at home. Their lone loss in the past 11 weeks came at SMU.||--||12-11|
|The Boilermakers' six-game winning streak was snapped Saturday at Michigan. Their resume features six top-50 RPI wins and two sub-50 losses.||4||18-10|
|The Gaels have won 20 of their past 22 games. The only losses in that stretch were both losses to Gonzaga.||--||14-10|
|The Badgers have dropped three of their past four games. They're 2-4 against top-50 RPI teams.||--||18-13|
|The Trojans are on a three-game losing streak. But all three losses are to teams ranked in the top 10 of the Top 25 (and one).||--||25-8|
|The Mustangs have won 21 of their past 22 games. The only loss in that stretch was a 66-64 loss at Cincinnati.||--||11-6|
|The Cyclones will take a five-game winning streak into Tuesday's game with Oklahoma State. Their resume features four top-40 RPI wins and only one sub-100 loss.||--||2-22|
|The Cavaliers snapped their four-game losing streak Saturday at NC State. They have the nation's most efficient defense, according to KenPom.||--||18-7|
|The Cowboys are now 9-7 in the Big 12 after starting 0-6. They'll take a five-game winning streak into Tuesday's game with Iowa State.||--||21-9|
|The Shockers 12-game winning streak features 11 double-digit wins. They'll share the MVC regular-season title with Illinois State.||--||16-6|