Northwestern University's men's basketball team upset No. 1 ranked Purdue University 92-88 in overtime, with Northwestern player Boo Buie scoring 31 points, nine assists, two steals, and zero turnovers. This loss for Purdue creates uncertainty regarding which team should take the top spot in the college basketball rankings. As a result, undefeated Arizona has been elevated to the No. 1 spot in the updated Top 25 And 1 rankings. Arizona has a 6-0 record, including wins against Duke and Michigan State. The Wildcats are the only undefeated team with multiple wins over top-ranked schools.

Why It Matters

This upset victory has led to a reshuffling of the college basketball rankings, with Arizona emerging as the new No. 1 team. This not only impacts the perception of the top-ranked teams but also creates excitement and uncertainty in the college basketball landscape.

By the Numbers
  • Northwestern University defeated No. 1 ranked Purdue University with a score of 92-88 in overtime.
  • Boo Buie, a player for Northwestern, scored 31 points, nine assists, two steals, and zero turnovers.
  • Arizona is currently the only undefeated team in college basketball with a record of 6-0.
State of Play
  • Arizona has been elevated to the No. 1 spot in the updated Top 25 And 1 rankings.
  • There is anticipation that Arizona will also secure the top spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and USA Today Coaches poll.
  • Arizona's next game is against Colgate, and a win would further solidify their position as the top-ranked team.
Bottom Line

The upset victory by Northwestern University over Purdue University has led to a reshuffling of the college basketball rankings, with Arizona emerging as the new No. 1 team. This victory adds excitement and uncertainty to the college basketball landscape, and Arizona's performance will be closely watched in their upcoming games.