Purdue moved to No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings last Wednesday, the morning after the Boilermakers beat Florida State while Duke lost at Ohio State. Now, thanks to Friday's 77-70 win over Iowa, Matt Painter's program has also moved to No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in school history.
It's quite an achievement.
Purdue has accomplished many things as a men's basketball program — made two Final Fours, won three Big Ten regular-season titles in the past 12 seasons, produced First Team All-Americans and even a No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. This is a consistently good Big Ten program. But No. 1 in the AP poll has somehow evaded the Boilermakers all these years despite the fact that the school has employed multiple National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Famers as coach.
That changed Monday, though.
Purdue got all 61 first-place votes.
So how long will Purdue stay No. 1? That's a question without a clear answer, obviously. But, based on the schedule, it could be several weeks and, perhaps, even more than a month considering KenPom currently gives the Boilermakers at least an 82% chance to win each of its next seven games. They will not play another team currently ranked in the Top 25 And 1 until they host Wisconsin on Jan. 3. They will not play another team currently ranked in the Top 25 And 1 on the road until they visit Michigan State on February 26. For what it's worth, KenPom projects the Boilermakers as favorites in every remaining regular-season game. So they could stay ahead of Duke, UCLA, Villanova, Baylor, Gonzaga and all of the other legit title contenders in the rankings for an extended period of time.
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Top 25 And 1 rankings
|Jaden Ivey finished with 19 points and two steals in Friday's 77-70 win over Iowa. The Boilermakers' next game is Thursday at Rutgers.||--||17-3|
|Duke was outscored 14-1 in the final five minutes of Tuesday's 71-66 loss at Ohio State. The Blue Devils' next game is Tuesday against South Carolina State.||--||16-3|
|Tyger Campbell finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's 73-61 win over Colorado. The Bruins' next game is Sunday at Washington.||--||15-2|
|Collin Gillespie finished with 23 points and four rebounds in Saturday's 81-52 win over Saint Joseph's. The Wildcats' next game is Tuesday against Syracuse.||--||15-5|
|LJ Cryer got 20 points off the bench in Saturday's 99-54 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Bears' next game is Sunday against Villanova.||--||18-2|
|Chet Holmgren missed each of the four 3-pointers he attempted in Saturday's 91-82 loss to Alabama. The Zags' next game is Thursday against Merrimack.||--||16-2|
|Christian Bishop finished with 17 points off the bench in Friday's 88-58 win over UT Rio Grande Valley. The Longhorns' next game is Thursday against Seton Hall.||--||15-5|
|Au'Diese Toney finished with 18 points and eight rebounds in Saturday's 93-78 win over Little Rock. The Razorbacks' next game is Tuesday against Charlotte.||--||15-5|
|Oscar Tshiebwe finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds in Monday's 85-57 win over Central Michigan. The Wildcats' next game is Tuesday against Southern.||--||16-4|
|Bennedict Mathurin finished with 29 points and six rebounds in Sunday's 90-65 win at Oregon State. The Wildcats' next game is Wednesday against Wyoming.||--||16-2|
|Kennedy Chandler finished with 27 points and three rebounds in Saturday's 69-54 win at Colorado. The Vols' next game is Tuesday against Texas Tech.||--||14-5|
|Jaden Shackelford finished with 28 points and nine rebounds in Saturday's 91-82 win over Gonzaga. The Crimson Tide's next game is Saturday against Houston.||--||13-7|
|Christian Braun finished with 31 points and eight rebounds in Friday's 95-75 win over St. John's. The Jayhawks' next game is Tuesday against UTEP.||--||17-2|
|Max Christie finished with 14 points and three assists in Saturday's 81-68 win over Toledo. The Spartans' next game is Wednesday at Minnesota.||--||15-4|
|Jordan Hawkins finished with 15 points and three rebounds in Saturday's 88-59 win over Grambling. The Huskies' next game is Wednesday at West Virginia.||--||14-4|
|Jabari Smith finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's 86-64 win over Yale. The Tigers' next game is Saturday against Nebraska.||--||19-1|
|Chevez Goodwin finished with 14 points and five rebounds in Saturday's 63-61 win at Washington State. The Trojans' next game is Tuesday against Eastern Kentucky.||--||17-3|
|Tramon Mark finished with 22 points, four rebounds and four assists in Friday's 111-44 win over Bryant. The Cougars' next game is Monday against Alcorn State.||--||17-2|
|Caleb Grill got 16 points off the bench in Saturday's 64-58 win at Creighton. The Cyclones' next game is Thursday against Iowa.||--||15-5|
|R.J. Davis finished with 23 points, five rebounds and five assists in Sunday's 79-62 win at Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels' next game is Saturday against Elon.||--||14-6|
|Florida missed 20 of the 24 3-pointers it attempted in Wednesday's 74-67 loss at Oklahoma. The Gators' next game is Monday against Texas Southern.||--||12-8|
|Kyle Young finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in Sunday's 76-64 win at Penn State. The Buckeyes' next game is Wednesday against Towson.||--||13-4|
|Jamir Harris finished with 23 points off the bench in Saturday's 113-67 win over Nyack College. The Pirates' next game is Thursday against Texas.||--||12-7|
|Tari Eason finished with 20 points and five steals in Wednesday's 66-51 win over Ohio. The Tigers' next game is Saturday against Georgia Tech.||--||16-4|
|Johnny Davis finished with 25 points and five rebounds in Saturday's 89-76 winn over Marquette. The Badgers' next game is Wednesday against Indiana.||--||16-3|
|Paul Scruggs finished with 19 points and four rebounds in Sunday's 77-71 win at Oklahoma State. The Musketeers' next game is Wednesday against Ball State.||--||14-5|