Seven top 10 teams lost in a chaotic Saturday in college basketball. How will all of that drama affect this week’s college basketball rankings?
March is almost here and college basketball is ready for all of the madness the year’s third month brings with it in spades. Saturday’s action was historic as the Top 6 teams in the AP poll lost on the same day for the first time ever, which could create chaos when the next poll is released tomorrow.
The wild results from Saturday will also shake up this week’s college basketball rankings, which feature a lot of the same teams as last week’s edition but with some shuffled placements after observing the week’s action. Before we dive into the full rankings, let’s start off with a look at this week’s honorable mentions.
Week 17 College Basketball Rankings: Honorable Mentions
Note: All rankings referenced in this story are provided from the Week 16 AP poll.
Villanova, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, Murray State, Arkansas
The Red Raiders were in last week’s Top 10 but dropped out after a road loss to TCU, which made them the seventh team from the AP poll’s Top 10 to fall on Saturday while Villanova missed out on Saturday’s Top 10 bloodbath but fell out of the Top 10 by losing to UCONN in their only action of the week. Murray State made history of its own by going undefeated in Ohio Valley play to all but lock up an at-large bid if they don’t win the OVC’s automatic bid in the conference tournament.
Wisconsin also accomplished some impressive work by winning twice on the road, including a rare victory for a road foe at Jersey Mike’s Arena against Rutgers, while the newest team in this section is Arkansas. The Razorbacks have been on fire, winning 13 of their past 14 games, including Saturday’s huge win against Kentucky.