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College Basketball Week 17 AP Poll Top 25 Released

Kansas Jayhawks fans performing during a game.

LAWRENCE, KS - FEBRUARY 14: Kansas Jayhawks fans cheer on their team as they are introduced prior to a game against the Baylor Bears at Allen Fieldhouse on February 14, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

This past weekend of college basketball offered us the most chaos in the top 25 we've seen in weeks. We're less than a month away from Selection Sunday and now we have a new No. 1 team in the nation.

With their win over former-No. 1 Baylor at the Ferrell Center on Saturday, Kansas has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the nation. Kansas last held the spot in late-December, but only controlled it for a week before losing to Villanova.

Three of the Jayhawks' final four games will come against bottom-four teams in the Big 12. One slip by Baylor should secure them at least a share of the regular season conference title.

Elsewhere, we saw No. 2 Gonzaga get stunned by BYU and No. 4 San Diego State saw their undefeated run come to an end at the hands of UNLV.

All told, seven top 25 teams lost to opponents that were ranked lower or unranked altogether.

Here is the new AP top 25 poll, via APNews:

  1. Kansas
  2. Baylor
  3. Gonzaga
  4. Dayton
  5. San Diego State
  6. Florida State
  7. Duke
  8. Kentucky
  9. Maryland
  10. Creighton
  11. Louisville
  12. Villanova
  13. Seton Hall
  14. Oregon
  15. Auburn
  16. Penn State
  17. BYU
  18. Iowa
  19. Michigan
  20. West Virginia
  21. Colorado
  22. Texas Tech
  23. Ohio State
  24. Michigan State
  25. Houston

Most teams have only a handful of games remaining on their schedules, but a bunch of them will feature top 25 teams.

Tonight in the ACC we get No. 6 Florida State at No. 11 Louisville. Tomorrow we'll see No. 24 Michigan State host No. 18 Iowa.

Then on Saturday we get the full slate of games with some very important matchups. Auburn-Kentucky, Seton Hall-Marquette, and Duke-Virginia are all games with major implications heading into March.