|Oregon, who cracks the AP Top 25 at #25 this week, is the only newcomer to the poll. New Mexico got the biggest lift for the week, moving up five spots to #10.
Gonzaga holds steady at the top for the second straight week. Oregon breaks into the Top 25 with an overtime win on the road against Washington, 80-77, a win on the road over Utah, 64-45, and an upset win on the road over then-21st ranked UCLA, 78-69. Virginia Commonwealth drops out of the Top 25 this week with a win on the road over St. Joseph's (PA), 82-79, a win on the road over Massachusetts, 71-62, and a loss on the road to then-16th ranked Saint Louis, 62-56.
New Mexico got a big boost this week, soaring five spots to #10 after a win on the road over Wyoming, 59-46, a win on the road over San Diego State, 60-50, and a win on the road over UNLV, 63-56. Wisconsin shot up four spots to #18 after wins against then-3rd ranked Indiana, 68-56 and then-6th ranked Michigan, 68-59 and a loss to then-10th ranked Ohio State, 50-43. Duke slipped 4 spots to #6 after a loss to Maryland, 83-74.