The top 10 of the college basketball AP Top 25 rankings remained intact in Week 15 — albeit with some shuffling — but the rest of the top 25 was ravaged.
What teams' stock rose and declined after good and bad weeks? Who may jump or tumble in the Week 6 rankings? And what are the biggest AP Top 25 matchups this week?
Let's break it down, but first, here is the Week 5 AP Top 25:
Twenty current top-25 teams went unbeaten last week.
Nevada landed at No. 22 with a 2-0 week (vs. Illinois State and UC-Irvine), while Purdue was invited to the party after a 3-0 week that featured a nine-point win over Louisville. Both Xavier and Seton Hall knocked off two ranked team each, and Miami (FL) picked up one of the biggest true road wins of the season, a hard-fought victory at Minnesota.
Michigan State stayed at No. 3 thanks to an 18-point win over Notre Dame and Wichita State beat Baylor on the road to move up two spots.
Notre Dame and Minnesota did lose to top-10 foes, though the Irish were manhandled and Gophers allowed Miami to do whatever they wanted offensively, so it wasn't a great week for either team.
Opportunities to Enter Top 25
A week after losing to Seton Hall, Texas Tech has an opportunity to get back into the Top 25 with a home game vs. Nevada on Tuesday.
Arizona can also re-enter after a two-week absence. The Wildcats play Texas A&M in Phoenix on Tuesday and Alabama at home on Saturday. And SMU — who handed Arizona one of their three losses — battles TCU in Fort Worth on Tuesday.
Opportunities to Fall From Top 25
Nevada should remain in the Top 25 if they split games vs. Texas Texas and TCU, though they will assuredly fall out with two losses. The Horned Frogs, meanwhile, need a win vs. SMU to stay in.