NCAA Basketball RPI Rankings: Kansas Moves To No. 1 Over BYU; Colorado St. Stands At No. 38

Following their ascension to No. 1 in the polls this week, the Kansas Jayhawks also took over the top spot in the latest RPI rankings. Previously No. 1, the BYU Cougars dropped to the No. 2 position. The Ohio St. Buckeyes stayed third in RPI. The Georgetown Hoyas and the San Diego St. Aztecs swapped places to close out the top five.

The Mountain West Conference has two other teams in the top 40 with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels at No. 30 and the Colorado St. Rams at No. 38. The Rams jumped nine spots this week. Both teams were among the last ones to receive votes in the latest polls.

The Colorado Buffaloes, who beat the Kansas St. Wildcats on Saturday night, dropped from No. 87 to No. 92. At 16-10, the Buffs are holding on to a slim tourney chance. They will face No. 1 Kansas on Saturday.

The top 25 RPI rankings:

Rank Prev Rank Name Conf W-L Road Neut Home Non-Div I
1 2 Kansas Big 12 24-1 7-0 3- 0 14-1 0-0
2 1 BYU Mountain West 24-2 8-1 5- 1 10-0 1-0
3 3 Ohio St. Big Ten 24-1 8-1 0- 0 16-0 0-0
4 5 Georgetown Big East 20-5 6-3 4- 0 10-2 0-0
5 4 San Diego St. Mountain West 25-1 9-1 4- 0 10-0 2-0
6 6 Pittsburgh Big East 23-2 6-0 3- 1 14-1 0-0
7 8 Duke Atlantic Coast 23-2 5-2 4- 0 14-0 0-0
8 7 Texas Big 12 22-3 6-1 2- 1 14-1 0-0
9 9 Notre Dame Big East 21-4 3-3 3- 1 15-0 0-0
10 11 Purdue Big Ten 20-5 5-4 2- 1 13-0 0-0
11 15 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 18-6 5-3 2- 3 11-0 0-0
12 14 Florida Southeastern 20-5 6-1 2- 1 12-3 0-0
13 10 Connecticut Big East 19-5 4-3 3- 0 12-2 0-0
14 12 Kentucky Southeastern 17-7 3-6 3- 1 11-0 0-0
15 19 Vanderbilt Southeastern 18-6 2-4 2- 1 14-1 0-0
16 16 Arizona Pacific-10 21-4 7-2 1- 2 13-0 0-0
17 22 St. John's (NY) Big East 15-9 3-6 3- 0 9-3 0-0
18 20 Wisconsin Big Ten 19-5 3-4 2- 1 14-0 0-0
19 24 Xavier Atlantic 10 18-6 5-4 2- 1 11-1 0-0
20 13 Villanova Big East 19-6 5-3 1- 1 13-2 0-0
21 18 Syracuse Big East 20-6 4-3 3- 0 13-3 0-0
22 17 West Virginia Big East 16-8 4-4 2- 2 10-2 0-0
23 23 George Mason Colonial 21-5 7-3 1- 2 13-0 0-0
24 26 Louisville Big East 19-6 3-4 0- 0 16-2 0-0
25 21 Tennessee Southeastern 15-10 3-5 3- 0 9-5 0-0

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