College basketball rankings: Kansas reigns in updated Top 25 And 1 after big win over Baylor


What a wild Saturday of college basketball.

San Diego State had its 26-game winning streak snapped by UNLV. Baylor had its 23-game winning streak snapped by Kansas. And Gonzaga had its 19-game winning streak snapped by BYU. In other words, three potential No. 1 seeds lost as favorites. So, needless to say, there’s a major shakeup in Sunday morning’s updated CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings.

Kansas is the new No. 1

The Jayhawks earned that spot via a 64-61 victory at Baylor (that came hours before Gonzaga lost 91-78 at BYU). Udoka Azubuike was an absolute monster in the win. The senior big took 13 shots, made 11 of them and finished with 23 points and 19 rebounds. He’s the main reason the Jayhawks have won 12 consecutive games and are now tied with Baylor atop the Big 12 standings with a 13-1 league record.

“That’s about as well overall [as] I’ve seen him play,” said KU coach Bill Self. “He was terrific.”

The victory improved Kansas to 11-3 in Quadrant 1 opportunities with zero losses outside of the first quadrant. Nobody else has more than 10 Quadrant 1 wins. KU’s next game is Monday vs. Oklahoma State.

Saturday’s biggest surprise was San Diego State’s loss.

The Aztecs fell 66-63 at home to UNLV even though they closed as 14-point favorites. UNLV is 112th in the NET. So that means San Diego State’s first loss of the season doubles as a Quadrant 3 loss that caused the Aztecs to fall out of the top five of the Top 25 And 1. They’re now No. 6 — which makes San Diego State the only school in the top eight of the Top 25 And 1 with a loss outside of the first two quadrants.

Sunday’s Top 25 And 1 rankings

Biggest Movers

IN: Arizona State
OUT: Arizona





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