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College Basketball Rankings February 27: Everyone Lost

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The polls this week are static because it seems like everyone lost.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It was a bad week if you were a ranked team. After Purdue reaches its highest placement in the polls of the season at No. 14 it lost. There wasn't a ton of movement, as almost everyone else lost too. That makes it feel like a real missed opportunity. Purdue could have moved closer to the top 10, but was not able to take advantage of those in front of them losing. The following ranked teams all lost last week:

1. Gonzaga

2. Villanova

4. Arizona

6. Louisville

9. Baylor

11. Duke (twice)

12. Florida

14. Purdue

15 Wisconsin (twice)

16. Cincinnati

19. Virginia

23. Creighton (twice)

24. Maryland (twice)

That's just under half the top 25 with at least one loss last week. Fortunately, Purdue stays in the top 25 for a 36th straight week at No. 16:

1
Kansas (58)
Record: 26-3
PV Rank
3
Points
1,618
2
Record: 27-3
2
1,487
3
UCLA (3)
Record: 26-3
5
1,474
4
Gonzaga (2)
Record: 29-1
1
1,419
5
Record: 25-5
8
1,381
6
Record: 26-4
6
1,343
7
Record: 26-4
4
1,223
8
Record: 23-6
7
1,176
9
Record: 24-5
11
1,119
10
Record: 23-6
12
1,041
11
Record: 23-6
9
923
12
Record: 23-6
13
807
13
Record: 23-6
22
795
14
17
738
15
Record: 23-6
19
722
16
Record: 23-6
14
651
17
Record: 22-7
10
622
18
15
504
19
Record: 22-7
21
482
20
Record: 26-3
20
445
21
Record: 27-4
25
250
22
Record: 22-7
16
206
23
Record: 19-9
18
194
24
Record: 19-9
-
168
25
Record: 20-8
-
123

In the coaches poll Purdue also drops two spots to No. 16:

full rankings

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 17

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1st Place Votes Prev CHANGE Hi/Low
1 Kansas 26-3 790 23 3 2 1/8
2 UCLA 26-3 730 3 5 3 2/20
2 Villanova 27-3 730 5 2 0 1/4
4 Gonzaga 29-1 686 1 1 -3 1/14
5 North Carolina 25-5 663 0 8 3 3/16
6 Oregon 26-4 653 0 7 1 4/24
7 Louisville 23-6 600 0 6 -1 4/15
8 Arizona 26-4 585 0 4 -4 4/20
9 Kentucky 24-5 578 0 10 1 1/12
10 West Virginia 23-6 478 0 13 3 7/19
11 Baylor 23-6 461 0 9 -2 1/NR
12 Florida 23-6 382 0 12 0 12/NR
13 Notre Dame 22-7 334 0 17 4 12/NR
14 Duke 22-7 315 0 11 -3 1/21
15 Butler 23-6 314 0 22 7 11/NR
16 Purdue 23-6 299 0 14 -2 14/24
17 Florida St. 23-6 290 0 20 3 8/NR
18 St. Mary's 26-3 273 0 18 0 11/23
19 Southern Methodist 25-4 269 0 21 2 21/NR
20 Cincinnati 25-4 210 0 16 -4 11/NR
21 Wisconsin 22-7 185 0 15 -6 5/17
22 Wichita St. 27-4 140 0 25 3 25/NR
23 Virginia 19-9 138 0 19 -4 6/19
24 Iowa St. 19-9 57 0 29 5 21/NR
25 Miami-Florida 20-8 48 0 30 5