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College Basketball Rankings: Ohio State takes top spot in Top 25 And 1 after Louisville’s loss to Texas Tech

You’re not going to believe this — but the top-ranked team in the country lost again. This time, it was No. 1 Louisville falling to Texas Tech, 70-57, in Tuesday’s opening game of the Jimmy V Classic. So now there is a new No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings for the fifth time this season.

The new No. 1 is Ohio State.

As I explained in Monday’s <em>Poll Attacks</em> column, Ohio State is 9-0 with eight double-digit victories — among them a 25-point win over Villanova, a 25-point win over North Carolina and a 32-point win over the Penn State team that beat Maryland on Tuesday night. So that’s three wins by at least 25 points over schools currently ranked in the top 25 at KenPom. At the time those games were played, Villanova and UNC were in the top 10 of the Associated Press Top 25 poll — which means Ohio State is just the fourth team in AP poll history to own two wins over top-10 teams by at least 25 points in the same season.

The three teams that previously did it each won a national title.

So that’s a great sign.

Combine all that with the fact that Ohio State is now No. 1 at KenPom, KPI and Torvick, and I really don’t understand the argument for anybody else being No. 1. The Buckeyes are one of just five remaining unbeaten teams — and they have better, and more convincing, wins than everybody else. So they were the only team under consideration for the top spot in Wednesday morning’s updated Top 25 And 1.

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2 Michigan
4 Louisville

IN: Penn State
OUT: Colorado

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