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Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider 268d

Nobody's perfect as Gonzaga falls

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It took Gonzaga until the regular-season finale to finally taste defeat, and that means Kansas slides back into the top overall spot. Both the Zags and Villanova dropped home games, but each has done enough to remain in the top three for now.

Butler didn't just go into Philly and take down Villanova; the Bulldogs also dropped Xavier in Cincinnati and moved up six spots. Chris Holtmann's team continues to surprise, but it's also difficult to figure out at times.

After steadily climbing in recent weeks, Duke fell again -- after losses to Syracuse and Miami. Two teams that cracked the Power Rankings this week are Minnesota and Iowa State, while USC and Maryland fell out.

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1. Kansas Jayhawks
Record: 26-3
Last week's ranking: 3
The Jayhawks won at Texas and clinched their 13th consecutive outright Big 12 regular-season title.

2. Villanova Wildcats
Record: 27-3
Last week's ranking: 2
After a shocking loss at home to Butler, the Wildcats rebounded with a victory over Creighton and clinched their fourth consecutive regular-season title.

3. Gonzaga Bulldogs
Record: 29-1
Last week's ranking: 1
In the Zags' final regular-season game of 2016-17, Mark Few's team lost for the first time, at home to BYU.

4. UCLA Bruins
Record: 26-3
Last week's ranking: 4
The Bruins beat Arizona in Tucson. It was just the second time the Wildcats have lost at the McKale Center in the past 69 games.

5. Oregon Ducks
Record: 26-4
Last week's ranking: 5
The Ducks needed another last-second shot from Dillon Brooks to win at Cal, then needed a tip-in in the closing seconds to get past Stanford 75-73.

6. North Carolina Tar Heels
Record 25-5
Last week's ranking: 9
The Tar Heels won at Pittsburgh and claimed at least a share of the ACC regular-season crown with the victory. It's Roy Williams' second straight league title.

7. Louisville Cardinals
Record: 23-6
Last week's ranking: 7
The Cardinals split against North Carolina and Syracuse, but free throw shooting is a concern. Rick Pitino's team was 17-of-36 in the two games.

8. Arizona Wildcats
Record: 26-4
Last week's ranking: 6
The Wildcats' loss at home to UCLA means that Oregon will likely earn the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 tourney.

9. Baylor Bears
Record: 23-6
Last week's ranking: 8
Baylor point guard Manu Lecomte was scoreless, and the Bears went to the line only five times in a loss at Iowa State.

10. Kentucky Wildcats
Record: 24-5
Last week's ranking: 10
Without De'Aaron Fox it was fellow frosh Malik Monk who stepped up and finished with 33 points in a win over Florida. The Cats are a game up on the Gators with two left.

11. Butler Bulldogs
Record: 23-6
Last week's ranking: 17
Chris Holtmann & Co. had arguably the best week with road wins over Nova and Xavier.

12. Florida State Seminoles
Record: 23-6
Last week's ranking: 13
The Noles got a rare conference road victory at Clemson. Leonard Hamilton's team entered the game with a 2-5 mark in league play away from Tallahassee.

13. West Virginia Mountaineers
Record: 23-6
Last week's ranking: 12
Redshirt freshman Lamont West scored 20 points in the first half against Texas, and the Mountaineers swept the Longhorns for the first time since 2013.

14. Duke Blue Devils
Record: 22-7
Last week's ranking: 11
Grayson Allen sat out the road loss against Miami with an ankle injury, but he played earlier in the week in another road setback against Syracuse.

15. Florida Gators
Record: 23-6
Last week's ranking: 15
Mike White's team had its nine-game winning streak snapped in Lexington even though Kentucky was without Fox.

16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Record: 22-7
Last week's ranking: 14
Mike Brey and the Irish have won at least 10 ACC games for the past three seasons.

17. Purdue Boilermakers
Record: 23-6
Last week's ranking: 16
Former Michigan guard Spike Albrecht, who is a graduate transfer, went scoreless in 12 minutes in a loss to the Wolverines.

18. Virginia Cavaliers
Record: 19-9
Last week's ranking: 18
Tony Bennett's team ended a four-game losing streak with a win against NC State, and freshman Kyle Guy went for 19 points -- just the third time since Jan. 1 that Guy got into double figures.

19. Saint Mary's Gaels
Record: 26-3
Last week's ranking: 21
The Gaels won on senior night, and Randy Bennett will lose two players off this year's team: BC transfer Joe Rahon and Dane Pineau.

20. SMU Mustangs
Record: 25-4
Last week's ranking: 22
The Mustangs beat UConn on the road and have won 11 straight overall --- with the last loss coming on Jan. 12 at Cincinnati.

21. Wisconsin Badgers
Record: 22-7
Last week's ranking: 20
Bronson Koenig became the school's all-time leader for 3s, but that might have been the lone highlight of a week that saw the Badgers lose at Ohio State and on the road to Michigan State.

22. Cincinnati Bearcats
Record: 25-4
Last week's ranking: 19
With the Bearcats' loss at UCF on Sunday, Mick Cronin's team will likely finish second to SMU in the American.

23. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Record: 22-7
Last week's ranking: NR
After losing five straight, Richard Pitino's team has reeled off seven consecutive wins to get back into the Top 25.

24. Iowa State Cyclones
Record: 19-9
Last week's ranking: NR
Steve Prohm's team has a huge résumé win at Kansas and added another this past weekend after a home victory over Baylor.

25. Creighton Bluejays
Record: 22-7
Last week's ranking: 23
Greg McDermott's team was 18-1 before losing Maurice Watson Jr. The Bluejays are 4-6 since.

Dropped out: USC, Maryland

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