Winning in February is almost as tough as winning in March. Last week, 12 of the AP Top 25 teams lost at least one game. Eight of these losses were in conference play on the road. Pittsburgh lost twice to fall off of the rankings.
San Diego State lost at Wyoming and then rebounded to win at home against Air Force. They dropped just one spot from No. 5 to No. 6 in the AP and down two spots to No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. It didn't hurt that Villanova, Kansas, Michigan State and Iowa State, all within striking distance of San Diego State, all suffered a loss as well. Duke made the most notable move in the top 10, moving up from No. 8 to No. 5.
Creighton was the biggest mover overall, jumping seven places from No. 18 up to No. 11 in the AP on the heels of another dominating performance over Villanova. The Villanova loss dropped them from No. 6 to No. 9.
New Mexico (19-5, 10-2 MW) had won 11-of-12 games and were starting to gain traction toward being a ranked team, but the loss last week at Boise State derailed their momentum.