What teams' stock rose and declined after good and bad weeks? Who may jump or tumble in the Week 7 rankings? And what are the biggest AP Top 25 matchups this week?
Let's break it down, but first, here is the Week 6 AP Top 25:
Villanova is ranked No. 1 for the third straight season thanks to a 2-0 week that included a 16-point win over No. 12 Gonzaga. The Wildcats had never been ranked atop the AP Top 25 in program history until the 2015-16 season.
Wichita State beat South Dakota State and Oklahoma State to earn their highest ranking since 1981-82 (No. 3) and Arizona State is No. 5 — their highest ranking since 1980-81 — after the impressive road win at Kansas.
No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Kansas combined for three losses and tumbled a combined 14 spots, though the Jayhawks accounted for most of the misery, dropping 11 spots from No. 2 to No. 13 after losses to Arizona State and Washington.
Opportunities to Enter Top 25
Opportunities to Fall From Top 25
It's a light week for the Top 25 — and across college basketball as final exams and weak late-non-conference schedules take over — but there are some opportunities for lower-ranked teams to stumble.