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NCAA Basketball RPI Rankings: BYU Takes No. 1 Slot, San Diego St. No. 4

The same week they moved up to the No. 3 ranking in the Coaches poll, the BYU Cougars gained the No. 1 RPI ranking as well. On Saturday, they beat the San Diego St. Aztecs, who dropped from No. 2 to No. 4 in RPI. The Kansas Jayhawks dropped from the top spot to No. 2 and the Ohio St. Buckeyes moved up one spot to No. 3. The Duke Blue Devils, despite losing to Virginia Tech, completed the top five.

Outside of BYU and San Diego St., the Mountain West Conference has two more teams in the top 50. UNLV checks in at No. 26 and the Colorado St. Rams are ranked 47th, both places unchanged from last week.

The Colorado Buffaloes' 91-89 victory over the Texas Longhorns jumped the Buffs from No. 93 to No. 77 this week. It was a huge win that will help them as they are a bubble team for the tournament right now.

The Northern Colorado Bears moved from No. 121 to No. 114. On a three-game win streak and winners in six of their last seven games, the Bears have the best in-conference record right now and eyes on the top seed in the Big Sky conference tournament. The Montana Grizzlies are one spot ahead of the Bears.

The top 25 RPI teams:

Rank Prev. Name Conf W-L
1 3 BYU  Mountain West  27-2 
2 1 Kansas  Big 12  27-2 
3 4 Ohio St.  Big Ten  27-2 
4 2 San Diego St.  Mountain West  27-2 
5 6 Duke  Atlantic Coast  26-3 
6 7 Purdue  Big Ten  24-5 
7 9 Pittsburgh  Big East  25-4 
8 5 Georgetown  Big East  21-8 
9 8 Texas  Big 12  24-5 
10 11 North Carolina  Atlantic Coast  22-6 
11 10 Notre Dame  Big East  23-5 
12 13 Florida  Southeastern  22-6 
13 18 Wisconsin  Big Ten  22-6 
14 12 St. John's (NY)  Big East  19-9 
15 16 Kentucky  Southeastern  20-8 
16 22 Syracuse  Big East  24-6 
17 19 Utah St.  Western Athletic  26-3 
18 15 Arizona  Pacific-10  23-6 
19 25 Louisville  Big East  22-7 
20 14 Connecticut  Big East  21-7 
21 21 West Virginia  Big East  18-10 
22 23 Xavier  Atlantic 10  22-6 
23 17 Vanderbilt  Southeastern  21-7 
24 20 George Mason  Colonial  25-5 
25 30 Kansas St.  Big 12  20-9