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College Basketball rankings December 5: Purdue Drops 3 Spots

Not much of a penalty for a 7-point road loss to a ranked team.

NCAA Basketball: Morehead State at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

We interrupt all this football coach hiring news with some basketball news. This week Purdue stays in the AP top 25 despite its 7-point loss at Louisville last week. the frenzied lat comeback likely kept it from being a larger fall. Purdue moves to 18 this week, with losses to No. 11 Louisville and No. 1 Villanova, making it a team with two of the best possible losses in the country:

1
Villanova (57)
Record: 8-0
PV Rank
2
Points
1,613
2
UCLA (2)
Record: 9-0
11
1,478
3
Record: 7-1
4
1,458
4
Baylor (6)
Record: 8-0
9
1,437
5
Record: 8-1
5
1,389
6
Record: 7-1
1
1,274
7
Record: 8-1
3
1,234
8
Record: 8-0
8
1,198
9
Record: 7-1
13
1,103
10
Record: 8-0
10
1,003
11
Record: 7-1
14
901
12
Record: 6-0
12
899
13
Record: 7-1
7
784
14
Record: 7-1
6
758
15
Record: 6-1
25
729
16
Record: 8-0
18
691
17
Record: 7-2
17
655
18
Record: 6-2
15
485
19
Record: 8-0
20
476
20
Record: 6-2
16
320
21
Record: 7-1
24
285
22
-
258
23
Record: 8-0
-
197
24
Record: 7-2
23
175
25
Record: 5-2
19
95

In the coaches poll Purdue also dropped three spots:

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 5

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1st Place Votes Prev CHANGE Hi/Low
1 Villanova 8-0 796 28 2 1 2/3
2 UCLA 9-0 715 1 9 7 9/20
3 Kansas 7-1 709 1 5 2 2/8
4 Duke 8-1 700 2 4 0 1/4
5 North Carolina 8-1 636 0 3 -2 3/6
6 Baylor 8-0 629 0 11 5 11/NR
7 Kentucky 7-1 620 0 1 -6 1/4
8 Gonzaga 8-0 607 0 8 0 8/14
9 Indiana 7-1 528 0 10 1 5/12
10 Creighton 8-0 494 0 12 2 12/23
11 St. Mary's 6-0 434 0 13 2 13/19
12 Virginia 7-1 421 0 6 -6 6/7
13 Louisville 7-1 396 0 14 1 10/14
14 Xavier 7-1 392 0 7 -7 7/10
15 Butler 8-0 349 0 18 3 18/NR
16 West Virginia 6-1 315 0 19 3 17/19
17 Wisconsin 7-2 270 0 17 0 10/17
18 South Carolina 8-0 261 0 23 5 23/NR
19 Purdue 6-2 245 0 16 -3 15/19
20 Arizona 6-2 178 0 15 -5 9/15
21 Florida 7-1 121 0 26 5
22 Notre Dame 8-0 111 0 27 5
23 Cincinnati 7-1 107 0 30 7 25/NR
24 Oregon 7-2 91 0 20 -4 4/20
25 Iowa St. 5-2 64 0 21 -4 21/NR