Top-ranked Connecticut faces a monumental challenge against No. 4 Marquette. UConn, with a 22-2 record and a dominating big man Donovan Clingan, is set to clash with Marquette in what may be one of the biggest games of the college basketball season. Indiana State, ranked No. 23, has entered the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1978-79, while Kentucky remains in the Top 25 despite recent home losses. Additionally, Kansas, which started the season as the preseason No. 1, dropped two spots to No. 6 and faces a tough matchup against No. 25 Oklahoma.

State of Play
  • UConn (22-2) faces No. 4 Marquette in a highly anticipated game.
  • Indiana State, ranked No. 23, enters the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1978-79.
  • Kentucky remains in the AP Top 25 despite recent home losses.
  • Kansas, previously the preseason No. 1, dropped to No. 6 and faces a challenging game against No. 25 Oklahoma.