Houston is back on top after Purdue fell to Rutgers again

This previous week has been a chaotic one for the highest groups in males’s faculty basketball.

As we enter the second week in January, there’s a new group at primary once more.

Here is every part you missed from Week 9 of the season, and The newest Related Press males’s basketball ballot.

Houston is again on prime with Oconon, Arizona falling

Kelvin Sampson and the Houston Cougars are one of the best group within the nation once more.

Houston regained the highest spot within the rankings this week after that Purdue fell to Rutgers this previous Monday. The loss was the primary of the season for the Boilermakers, who now fell to the Scarlet Knights as a two-time first group in as many seasons. Purdue fell two locations to No. 3 this week, a small stumble after making up for the loss with wins over Ohio State and Penn State.

Houston pulled off two convention wins this week, beating SMU by 33 factors on Thursday after which Cincinnati by 13 factors on Sunday. The Cougars have gained seven straight since falling to Alabama final month, their solely loss this season.

Though Purdue’s fall was minimal, the others within the prime 5 weren’t so fortunate. UConn fell two spots to No. 6 after the Huskies fell for 2 straight video games earlier than lastly going downhill on Saturday in opposition to Creighton. Arizona dropped 4 spots after shedding 14 factors at residence to Washington State, additionally on Saturday. It was the Wildcats’ first residence loss in 28 video games.

Iowa Hurricanes guard Gabe Kalshore

Iowa State guard Gabe Kalshore lifted the Hurricanes previous the Horned Frogs on Saturday with a late 3-pointer catch. (Andrew Depp / USA In the present day)

Iowa’s rise continues

Iowa’s nice run continued final week.

The Cyclones earned their fifth consecutive victory Saturday with a 2-point victory over TCU after Gabe Kalscheur drilled a 3-pointer with simply 1.3 seconds left in Fort Value.

The win, which was the newest over a rival in Iowa, moved the Hurricanes up 11 spots to #14 on this week’s ballot. In addition they had extra wins than then – no. 1 North Carolina in November and Baylor late final month.

Whereas the current stretch has been spectacular, and so they’ve but to surrender on a sport in multiplayer, Cyclones will face an actual take a look at within the days forward. After a battle with Texas Tech on Tuesday, Iowa will tackle No. 2 Kansas on Saturday after which host No. 10 Texas subsequent week. If the Hurricanes are going to say victory within the Large 12 contest, the following week or so can be an excellent alternative to show they belong within the title dialog.

UCLA is again within the prime 10 after profitable its eleventh straight

None of UCLA’s current wins has been overly spectacular.

Certain, the Bruins beat USC on Saturday — however they did after scoring simply 16 factors within the second half and going practically 10 minutes with a area aim and lone free throw in that interval.

Nonetheless, the win marked the Bruins’ eleventh consecutive win. That is the spectacular factor concerning the stretch that Mick Cronin’s group wields. UCLA jumped three locations to No. 3 on this week’s ballot.

Since struggling back-to-back losses in Las Vegas in November, UCLA has gone undefeated in convention play and posted a win over then-No. 13 Kentucky. It would host Utah and Colorado this week earlier than touring to each Arizona and Arizona State subsequent week.

Though it was not at all excellent, particularly after seeing how USC shut them down within the second half on Saturday, the Bruins did not lose. And that is all that actually issues.

High 25 AP Full

The complete AP High 25 ballot as of Monday, January 9:

1 – Houston (16-1)

2 – Kansas (14-1)

3. Bordeaux (15-1)

4 – Alabama (13-2)

5- Tennessee (13-2)

6. UConn (15-2)

7. UCLA (14-2)

8 – Gonzaga (14-3)

9- Arizona (14-2)

10- Texas (13-2)

11 – Kansas State (14-1)

12 – Xavier (13-3)

13. Virginia (11-3)

14 – Iowa State (12-2)

15 – Arkansas (12-3)

16- Miami (13-2)

17. TCU (13-2)

18- Wisconsin (11-3)

19. Windfall (3-14)

20 – Missouri (13-2)

21 – Auburn (12-3)

22 – Charleston (16-1)

23- San Diego State (12-3)

24. The Duke (12-4)

25. Marquette (13-4).

Others obtained votes: Baylor 93, Clemson 43, Florida Atlantic 33, Indiana 30, Michigan State 24, Saint Mary’s 24, Northwestern 21, Rutgers 13, Illinois 13, Mississippi State 13, Ohio State 9, North Carolina State 4, Creighton 4 , North Carolina 4, LSU 3, Pittsburgh 2, New Mexico 2, Nevada 1

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