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Kansas reclaims top spot, Notre Dame and Dayton storm into RCT Top 25

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Big win over Oklahoma propels Kansas to the top spot. Lots of chaos yields lots of movement, but only a few teams at the bottom of the poll drop out.

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There were a lot of losses by Top 25 teams this week, but a few big wins allowed a few teams to jump into the poll.

Kansas took advantage of their opportunity to play two Top 10 teams this week, beating them botgh to jump into the top spot.

Notre Dame and Dayton both picked up big wins, finally getting into the poll after hanging around for weeks.

The ACC and Big 12 now both have 6 teams in the poll, with the Big Ten having 5. No other conference has more than two.

Rock Chalk Talk Top 25

Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Kansas(4) 172 7 6
2 Villanova(2) 166 1 -1
3 Oklahoma 156 2 -1
4 Iowa 141 3 -1
5 North Carolina 137 5 0
6 Virginia 134 6 0
7 West Virginia 129 7 0
8 Michigan State(1) 126 9 1
9 Maryland 123 4 -5
10 Xavier 113 10 0
11 Miami 103 12 1
12 Louisville 94 11 -1
13 Purdue 76 14 1
14 Iowa State 74 16 2
15 Kentucky 71 21 6
16 Arizona 70 18 2
17 Notre Dame 56 NR 13
18 Dayton 50 NR 10
19 Oregon 48 14 -5
20 Duke 41 23 3
20 Southern Methodist 41 17 -3
22 Indiana 31 20 -2
23 Texas A&M 28 13 -10
24 Texas 26 23 -1
25 Baylor 17 19 -6
Others Receiving Votes: Vanderbilt 16, Southern California 11, Utah 10, California 6, Wichita State 6, Louisiana State 2, Pittsburgh 1
New this week: Notre Dame, Dayton
Dropping out: Wichita State(22) , Providence(23) , Saint Mary's(23)
Biggest Movers (still receiving votes):
Texas A&M -10, Baylor -6, Maryland -5, Oregon -5
Notre Dame +13, Dayton +10, Kansas +6, Kentucky +6

Rank misterbrain Hammen (David) mikeville sax solo brendandzwierzynski FLJhawk
1 Kansas Villanova Michigan State Kansas Villanova Kansas Kansas
2 Villanova Kansas Kansas Oklahoma Kansas Villanova Oklahoma
3 North Carolina North Carolina Oklahoma Villanova Virginia Oklahoma Villanova
4 Oklahoma Xavier Villanova Iowa Oklahoma Iowa Virginia
5 Maryland Iowa West Virginia West Virginia Iowa Michigan State Virginia
6 Iowa Virginia Kentucky Virginia North Carolina Maryland Maryland
7 West Virginia Maryland Louisville Maryland West Virginia North Carolina North Carolina
8 Miami Oklahoma Virginia North Carolina Maryland Xavier West Virginia
9 Louisville Miami Duke Michigan State Michigan State West Virginia Michigan State
10 Virginia Michigan State Vanderbilt Xavier Xavier Virginia Xavier
11 Xavier Louisville North Carolina Iowa State Kentucky Purdue Miami
12 Arizona West Virginia Indiana Miami Miami Miami Arizona
13 Michigan State Arizona Iowa Notre Dame Oregon Louisville Kentucky
14 Dayton Dayton Purdue Purdue Duke Iowa State Iowa State
15 Iowa State Purdue Miami Louisville Iowa State Arizona Louisville
16 Notre Dame Kentucky Xavier Dayton Southern Methodist Notre Dame Dayton
17 Purdue Southern Methodist Arizona Oregon Purdue Southern Methodist Notre Dame
18 Indiana Texas A&M Iowa State Texas Louisville Oregon Purdue
19 Baylor Oregon Texas A&M Southern California Arizona Baylor Southern Methodist
20 Kentucky Wichita State Maryland Utah Notre Dame Texas A&M Oregon
21 Duke Iowa State Texas Indiana Texas California Indiana
22 Southern Methodist Notre Dame Notre Dame Duke Texas A&M Dayton Utah
23 Texas A&M Duke Oregon Duke Southern California Texas Texas
24 Oregon Louisiana State Southern Methodist Arizona Dayton Southern California Baylor
25 Texas Texas Pittsburgh Baylor California Utah Duke