College basketball rankings: Wisconsin's slide continues in Top 25 (and 1)

Gonzaga cruised to another win Thursday -- beating San Francisco 96-61 to improve to 27-0 with 24 double-digit wins. Nigel Williams-Goss, a National Player of the Year candidate, finished with 30 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals.

So the Zags are one step closer to a perfect regular season — one that KenPom (and anybody with decent eyeballs) is now projecting to happen. Gonzaga will likely be at least 20-point favorites in each of its three remaining regular-season games, then big favorites in every West Coast Conference Tournament game. Consequently, a 33-0 record on Selection Sunday is a probable scenario, at this point.

Gonzaga remains No. 1 in the Top 25 (and one).

The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.

Biggest Movers
1 Purdue
4 Wisconsin
1 Gonzaga The Zags' 27-0 record features 24 double-digit wins. They own victories over Arizona, Florida, Iowa State and Saint Mary's (twice). -- 37-2
2 Villanova The Wildcats have won six straight games since losing at Marquette. They're at least two games ahead of everybody in the Big East standings. -- 32-4
3 Kansas The Jayhawks erased a 14-point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation to beat West Virginia Monday. They have a two-game lead in the Big 12 standings. -- 31-5
4 Baylor The Bears have 10 top-50 RPI wins and only one sub-50 loss. No other team has more than eight top-50 wins. -- 27-8
5 Oregon The Ducks handled Utah easily late Thursday. They're 12-2 in the Pac-12 and likely to be favored in every remaining regular season game. -- 33-6
6 Arizona The Wildcats have won 18 of their past 19 games. The lone loss in that stretch is an 85-58 loss at Oregon. -- 32-5
7 Louisville The Cardinals have four top-50 RPI wins and zero sub-30 losses. Every loss on their resume is a loss to a school also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). -- 25-9
8 Duke The Blue Devils' resume features four top-25 RPI wins and just one sub-35 loss. They're 17-2 this season with Mike Krzyzewski on the sideline. -- 28-9
9 UCLA The Bruins have won four straight games since losing at USC. They have the best offensive efficiency rating in the nation. -- 31-5
10 North Carolina The Tar Heels are 10-3 in the ACC and alone atop the league standings. Their final three home games are against Virginia, Louisville and Duke. -- 33-7
11 West Virginia The Mountaineers committed 21 turnovers in Monday's loss at Kansas. They're 6-3 against top-50 RPI teams with three sub-50 losses. -- 28-9
12 Kentucky The Wildcats have won three straight games since losing at Florida. All five of Kentucky's losses are to top-50 KenPom teams. -- 32-6
13 Virginia The Cavaliers have three home losses after Wednesday's loss to Duke. They're 5-5 against top-50 RPI teams with wins at Louisville, at Notre Dame and at California. -- 23-11
14 Purdue The Boilermakers are 5-3 vs. top-50 RPI teams with two sub-50 losses. Three of their final five regular-season games will be played on the road. 1 27-8
15 Florida The Gators will take a seven-game winning streak into Saturday's game at Mississippi State. Florida is 1-4 vs. top-25 RPI teams and 4-4 against the top 50. 1 27-9
16 Notre Dame The Irish have won three straight games since losing at North Carolina. Six of Notre Dame's seven losses are to top-15 KenPom teams. 1 26-10
17 Florida State The Seminoles are 9-2 against top-50 RPI teams with three sub-50 losses. They've beaten Louisville, Florida, Virginia and Duke but lost to Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Temple. 1 26-9
18 Wisconsin The Badgers have dropped two straight games and fallen into a three-way tie for first in the Big Ten standings. Bronson Koenig did not play in Thursday's loss at Michigan. 4 27-10
19 Cincinnati The Bearcats bounced back from their loss to SMU with an easy win over USF. They've only lost once in the past two months. -- 30-6
20 Butler The Bulldogs' weird resume now features six top-50 RPI wins and four sub-50 losses. They've beaten Villanova and Arizona but lost to Indiana State and St. John's. -- 25-9
21 St. Mary's The Gaels have only lost twice in the past two months. Both of those losses were to top-ranked Gonzaga. -- 29-5
22 Southern California All five of USC's losses are to top-50 KenPom teams. The Trojans own victories over UCLA and SMU. 26 SMU -- 26-10
23 SMU The Mustangs are just 2-2 against top-50 RPI teams. But they've won 19 of their past 20 games - including last weekend's game with Cincinnati. -- 30-5
24 Maryland The Terrapins' win at Northwestern doubled as their second top-50 RPI road win. They're 3-1 vs. top-50 RPI teams with three sub-25 losses. -- 24-9
25 South Carolina The Gamecocks are 0-2 in their past two home games with losses to Alabama and Arkansas. They're now a game back of Kentucky and Florida in the SEC standings. -- 26-11
26 Creighton The Bluejays lost at Seton Hall on Wednesday. They've dropped two of their past three games and are just 3-4 without Maurice Watson. -- 25-10
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