|Notre Dame, who enters the AP Top 25 at #22 this week, leads two new teams in the poll. Illinois also made great strides for the week, rocketing nine spots to #13.
Indiana hangs on to number one for the fourth week in a row. Notre Dame breaks into the Top 25 with a win at home over Chicago State, 92-65 and an upset win at home over then-8th ranked Kentucky, 64-50. Wichita State comes in at #24 with wins against Air Force, 72-69 and Tulsa, 86-60. Kentucky drops out of the Top 25 this week with an upset loss at Notre Dame and an upset loss at home to Baylor, 64-55. Colorado drops out after a win against Texas Southern, 85-80 and a loss to Wyoming, 76-69.
Illinois is a big mover this week, vaulting nine places to #13, following a win at home over Georgia Tech, 75-62. Oklahoma State tanked eight spots to #23 after a loss to Virginia Tech, 81-71. New Mexico jumped up 7 spots to #18 after wins against Indiana State, 77-68 and Mercer, 76-58.