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College Basketball Rankings December 21: Purdue Drops Slightly

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Purdue's loss to Butler did not have a huge impact on this week's rankings.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This week's college basketball rankings benefited Purdue, as Duke, Iowa State, and Kentucky all lost as top 10 teams in addition to Purdue, leading to chaos throughout the top 25. First, here is the coaches poll, where Purdue drops to 13th.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1st Place Votes Prev CHANGE Hi/Low
1 Michigan St 12-0 773 29 1 0 1/13
2 Oklahoma 8-0 718 2 3 1 3/8
3 Kansas 9-1 716 0 5 2 5/7
4 Maryland 10-1 687 0 7 3 2/9
5 Virginia 9-1 646 0 9 4 6/12
6 Xavier 11-0 603 0 10 4 10/NR
7 North Carolina 9-2 520 0 11 4 1/11
8 Arizona 11-1 517 0 12 4 10/14
9 Iowa St. 9-1 506 0 2 -7 2/7
10 Duke 9-2 455 0 6 -4 3/6
11 Kentucky 9-2 441 0 4 -7 1/4
12 Butler 9-1 410 0 18 6 18/NR
13 Purdue 11-1 378 0 8 -5 8/24
14 Providence 11-1 376 0 14 0 14/NR
15 Louisville 9-1 371 0 16 1 16/NR
16 Miami-Florida 9-1 323 0 19 3 19/NR
17 Villanova 8-2 310 0 13 -4 6/13
18 West Virginia 9-1 301 0 16 -2 14/23
19 Texas A&M 9-2 169 0 24 5 20/NR
20 George Washington 10-1 159 0 22 2 22/NR
21 Cincinnati 10-2 153 0 20 -1 17/NR
22 Baylor 8-2 122 0 14 -8 14/25
23 South Carolina 10-0 77 0 25 2 25/NR
24 Gonzaga 8-3 59 0 21 -3 11/21
25 Vanderbilt 7-3 45 0 23 -2 13/23
*Hi/Low Rankings

Hi/Low = The highest and lowest ranking each team has held during the designated season. Any team that starts the season unranked and/or falls out of the top 25 during the season will reflect a "NR" (not ranked) designation as its lowest rank.

Others Receiving Votes

Connecticut 38; Utah 35; Pittsburgh 34; Colorado 31; UCLA 22; Oregon 18; Notre Dame 15; Dayton 10; California 8; Arkansas-Little Rock 8; Northern Iowa 5; Texas 5; Florida 4; Indiana 3; Iowa 2; Monmouth 2.

Here is the AP Poll, where Purdue also dropped 5 spots:

1
Record: 12-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,623
2
Kansas (1)
Record: 9-1
2
1,537
3
Record: 8-0
3
1,495
4
Record: 10-1
6
1,428
5
Record: 9-1
8
1,350
6
Record: 11-0
10
1,287
7
Record: 9-2
11
1,215
8
Record: 11-1
13
1,056
9
Record: 9-1
17
947
10
Record: 11-1
14
911
11
Record: 9-1
5
907
12
Record: 9-2
4
856
13
Record: 9-1
15
851
14
Record: 11-1
9
833
15
Record: 9-2
7
809
16
Record: 9-1
19
652
17
Record: 8-2
12
649
18
18
628
19
Record: 9-1
20
470
20
Record: 10-1
21
366
21
Record: 9-2
24
327
22
23
315
23
Record: 8-2
16
141
24
Record: 9-2
36
107
25
Record: 10-0
27
87