There's nothing more dangerous for an Associated Press Top 25 college basketball voter than a ranked team taking a surprising loss right in the middle of the final Sunday of the NFL's regular season. The latest AP poll is a reminder of that, which is perfect for this weekly Poll Attacks column.

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Purdue entered last week with an 11-2 record featuring a win over Notre Dame and losses to Villanova and Louisville. David Cloninger, who covers college basketball for a newspaper in South Carolina, considered all of this and ranked the Boilermakers 18th on his ballot, which I thought was a little low. But whatever. I was fine with it. Naturally, I was curious to see how much Cloninger would punish Purdue for losing Sunday at home to unranked Minnesota.

Would he drop the Boilermakers all the way out?

Answer: Nope!

Cloninger actually moved Purdue from 18th to 14th on his ballot this week, and you and I both know why. It's because he just assumed the Boilermakers, as 14-point favorites, would beat Minnesota. But they didn't. They lost 91-82 in overtime. And let this be a lesson for AP voters everywhere.

Pay attention!

I know that Falcons-Saints game was wild.

But you still have to pay attention.