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2/3: BT Powerhouse Top 25 Poll: Penn State Rises

See how the Big Ten stacks up against the rest of the country.

NCAA Basketball: Penn State at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Chaos returned to college basketball again last week as 13 of the 25 teams in the poll lost at least once. Baylor retained the top spot, while LSU continued its meteoric rise after its 7-0 start in SEC play. For the Big Ten, Maryland and Penn State were the biggest rises while Rutgers fell out of the poll.

Entered Poll

Creighton

Dropped Out

Rutgers

Biggest Rises

LSU +7

Maryland +4

Penn State +4

Biggest Falls

Butler -5

Villanova -4

Oregon -3

2/3 BT Powerhouse Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Last Week's Ranking This Week
Rank Team Last Week's Ranking This Week
1 Baylor (19-1) 1 2/3 at Kansas State, 2/8 Oklahoma State
2 Kansas (18-3) 3 2/3 Texas 2/8 at TCU
3 Gonzaga (23-1) 2 2/6 Loyola Marymount, 2/8 at St. Mary's
4 Louisville (19-3) 4 2/5 Wake Forest, 2/8 Virginia
5 San Diego State (23-0) 7 2/8 at Air Force
6 Dayton (20-2) 8 2/8 Saint Louis
7 Duke (18-3) 11 2/4 at Boston College, 2/8 at North Carolina
8 Florida State (18-3) 6 2/3 North Carolina, 2/8 Miami (FL)
9 Villanova (17-4) 5 2/5 at Butler, 2/8 Seton Hall
10 Auburn (19-2) 14 2/4 at Arkansas, 2/8 LSU
11 Maryland (18-4) 15 2/4 Rutgers, 2/7 at Illinois
12 Oregon (18-5) 9 2/8 at Oregon State
13 Kentucky (16-5) 10 2/4 Mississippi State, 2/8 at Tennessee
14 Michigan State (16-6) 12 2/4 Penn State, 2/8 at Michigan
15 Seton Hall (16-5) 13 2/5 at Georgetown, 2/8 at Villanova
16 West Virginia (17-4) 16 2/5 Iowa State, 2/8 at Oklahoma
17 LSU (17-4) 24 2/5 at Vanderbilt, 2/8 at Auburn
18 Arizona (15-6) 22 2/6 USC, 2/8 UCLA
19 Penn State (16-5) 23 2/4 at Michigan State, 2/8 Minnesota
20 Iowa (15-6) 19 2/5 at Purdue, 2/8 Nebraska
21 Illinois (16-6) 17 2/7 Maryland
22 Houston (17-5) 20 2/6 Tulane, 2/9 Wichita State
23 Butler (17-5) 18 2/5 Villanova, 2/9 at Marquette
24 Colorado (17-5) 21 2/6 Cal, 2/8 Stanford
25 Creighton (17-5) NR 2/5 at Providence, 2/8 St. John's