INDIANAPOLIS - Despite a shocking loss to Illinois last week, the Indiana University men's basketball team retained the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press' college basketball poll.
The Hoosiers (21-3) lost to Illinois on a last-second basket Thursday but rebounded with a win at Ohio State on Sunday. In a week when four of the top five teams and six of the top 10 lost, it was enough to keep the No. 1 ranking.
It ends a stretch of five consecutive weeks with a new No. 1, two weeks short of the longest such stretch in 1993-94. Duke started the run followed by Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana.
Duke, Miami, Michigan and Gonzaga rounded out the top five, while Butler moved up to No. 11 and Notre Dame was ranked No. 21.