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The CBSSports.com Top 25 (And One) college basketball rankings are produced every day during the college basketball season by college basketball insider Gary Parrish.
 
CBSSports.com Top 25 (and one)
Rankings updated (03/15/2015) at 12:52 PM EST
RankTeamsCommentsSchedules/Results
1Kentucky
Overall: 38-0
Conference: 21-0
Previous: 1
Twenty-six of UK's 33 wins have come by double digits. Kentucky is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
2Villanova
Overall: 33-3
Conference: 19-2
Previous: 2
The Wildcats won the Big East regular-season title and the Big East Tournament title. They own 13 top-50 RPI wins.
3Virginia
Overall: 30-4
Conference: 17-3
Previous: 3
The Cavaliers own eight top-50 RPI wins -- among them victories over Maryland and North Carolina. They have zero losses outside of the top 25.
4Wisconsin
Overall: 35-3
Conference: 19-2
Previous: 4
The Badgers are 8-2 against the top 50 of the RPI. Their lone loss outside of the top 15 came when Frank Kaminsky was sidelined.
5Duke
Overall: 32-4
Conference: 16-4
Previous: 5
Friday's loss to Notre Dame ensured the Blue Devils will enter Selection Sunday without a regular-season title or conference tournament title. Still, Duke has 11 top-50 RPI wins.
6Arizona
Overall: 34-4
Conference: 19-2
Previous: 6
The Wildcats won the Pac-12 regular-season title and the Pac-12 Tournament title. They're 9-0 against the top 50 of the RPI (but have three losses outside of the top 100).
7Gonzaga
Overall: 35-2
Conference: 20-1
Previous: 7
The Zags won their third straight WCC Tournament title late Tuesday. Gonzaga will enter Selection Sunday with eight top-75 RPI wins.
8Notre Dame
Overall: 32-6
Conference: 17-4
Previous: 10
Notre Dame won the ACC Tournament by beating Duke and North Carolina on consecutive nights. The Irish have seven top-50 RPI wins.
9Iowa State
Overall: 25-9
Conference: 15-6
Previous: 11
The Cyclones won the Big 12 Tournament for the second straight season. They're 2-1 against Kansas this season thanks to Saturday's victory over the Jayhawks.
10Kansas
Overall: 27-9
Conference: 15-6
Previous: 8
The Jayhawks are just 7-5 in their past 12 games. They went 1-2 against Iowa State this season.
11Maryland
Overall: 28-7
Conference: 15-5
Previous: 9
The Terrapins will enter the NCAA Tournament having won eight of their past nine games. They only have two sub-50 RPI losses on the season.
12Northern Iowa
Overall: 31-4
Conference: 19-2
Previous: 12
UNI was down 18 points Sunday before rallying to beat Illinois State and win the MVC Tournament title. The Panthers' resume features three top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 25.
13Baylor
Overall: 24-10
Conference: 12-8
Previous: 13
The Bears own six top-25 RPI wins -- including two over Iowa State. Three of their nine losses are losses to Kansas.
14North Carolina
Overall: 26-12
Conference: 14-8
Previous: 14
The Tar Heels' resume features seven top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. They've beaten Virginia, Louisville and Davidson.
15West Virginia
Overall: 25-10
Conference: 11-8
Previous: 15
The Mountaineers will enter Selection Sunday with seven top-50 RPI wins. They have zero losses outside of the top 50.
16Oklahoma
Overall: 24-11
Conference: 13-7
Previous: 16
The Sooners have 12 top-50 RPI wins -- among them wins over Kansas, Iowa State and Baylor. Six of their losses are to top-25 RPI teams.
17Georgetown
Overall: 22-11
Conference: 13-8
Previous: 17
The Hoyas' resume features four top-50 RPI wins -- including a victory over Villanova. They have zero losses outside of the top 50.
18Louisville
Overall: 27-8
Conference: 13-7
Previous: 18
The Cardinals' resume features three top-50 RPI wins -- including a win over Virginia. They've only lost once all season to a sub-50 RPI team.
19Wichita State
Overall: 30-5
Conference: 18-2
Previous: 19
The Shockers' resume features two top-50 RPI wins and two losses outside of the top 50. They finished the season 2-1 against Illinois State.
20Butler
Overall: 23-11
Conference: 13-7
Previous: 20
The Bulldogs will enter Selection Sunday with six top-50 RPI wins. They only have two losses outside of the top 50.
21Providence
Overall: 22-12
Conference: 12-8
Previous: 21
The Friars have six top-50 RPI wins -- including a win over Notre Dame. They only have three losses outside of the top 50.
22Arkansas
Overall: 27-9
Conference: 15-6
Previous: 22
The Razorbacks have won 10 of their past 12 games. They own six top-55 RPI wins.
23SMU
Overall: 27-7
Conference: 18-3
Previous: 23
The Mustangs have won eight of their past nine games. Their resume features five top-50 RPI wins.
24Utah
Overall: 26-9
Conference: 14-6
Previous: 24
The Utes' resume features three top-50 RPI wins and just one loss outside of the top 50. Three of their losses are to Arizona (twice) and Kansas.
25Michigan State
Overall: 26-11
Conference: 14-7
Previous: NR
The Spartans will take a four-game winning streak into Sunday's Big Ten Tournament title game. Their win over Maryland on Saturday was their fourth top-50 RPI win.
26Stephen F. Austin
Overall: 29-5
Conference: 19-1
Previous: NR
The Lumberjacks are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year. Three of their four losses this season were to teams that will also be in the NCAA Tournament.
 
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