By Rick Bozich
WDRB Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Every Sunday night the Associated Press sends me an e-mail outlining how the teams ranked in the college basketball Top 25 fared last week.

This is how they fared last week: Not well. Ten Top 25 teams lost.

No wonder I had to search the computer rankings for new Top 25 candidates and start shuffling.

1. Gonzaga (8-0) — Could lose one of the next three to Washington, Tennessee or North Carolina. But don’t count on it.

2. Kansas (6-0) — Lagerald Vick is the early front runner for player of the year.

3. Duke (7-1) — ESPN still considers the Blue Devils unbeaten.

4. Michigan (8-0) — The best of a very good Big Ten.

5. Virginia (7-0) — Better than a pretty good Maryland.

6. Tennessee (6-1) — Rick Barnes has done better without Texas than Texas has done without Rick Barnes.

7. Nevada (8-0) — Neutral site game with unbeaten Arizona State Friday.

8. Auburn (6-1) — Only loss is to Duke — which means the Tigers could play with the Mavericks or Spurs, right?

9. Michigan State (5-1) — Just got whistled for another foul in the KFC Yum! Center.

10. Kentucky (7-1) — Still haven’t beaten a top 50 team.

11. North Carolina (6-2) — Michigan was more than the Tar Heels could handle.

12. Texas Tech (7-0) — Second in the nation in defensive efficiency.

13. Wisconsin (7-1) — Road win against Iowa was the biggest win in opening batch of Big Ten games.

14. Virginia Tech (6-1) — Should have dinged the Hokies more for losing at Penn State. This ain’t football.

15. Buffalo (7-0) — Won’t be tested until playing Syracuse and Marquette later this month.

16. Florida State (6-1) — Almost blew a big lead against Purdue.

17. Kansas State (6-1) — Wasn’t ready for Markus Howard and Marquette.

18. Ohio State (6-1) — Couldn’t handle Syracuse zone. Never heard that before.

19. Nebraska (7-1) — Excellent road win against Clemson.

20. Iowa (6-1) — Can’t lose home games and expect to win the Big Ten.

21. Iowa State (6-1) — Computer power ratings love the Cyclones.

22. Arizona State (7-0) — Let’s see what Bobby Hurley’s team does with Nevada.

23. Villanova (6-2) — Four straight wins after those two losses.

24. Maryland (7-1) — Only burp was against Virginia.

25. Furman (8-0) — Needed two overtimes to survive Western Carolina.

Newcomers: Nebraska; Iowa State; Maryland.

Dropped out: Texas; Oregon; Minnesota.

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