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19-2, 1st in Big Ten
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Kentucky out of Top 25 for 1st time since '14

Villanova maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while another bunch of Wildcats found themselves sliding out of the rankings for the first time in nearly four years.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Here's our latest BPI top 30. Biggest increase in rating over last week was Ohio State (+1.8). Biggest rating decrease by Texas Tech (-1.2). Villanova, Purdue and Virginia all increased their respective rating by at least one point.

Purdue's win streak up to 15 after win at Iowa (0:30)
Purdue runs offense to perfection (0:23)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Purdue is doing nothing to dispel the talk that this team could win a national title. The Boilermakers have scored 51 points in just 30 possessions to take a 31-point lead over Iowa at the half in Iowa City. Carsen Edwards has 16 points for the Boilers.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

After another dominating win, BPI now views Purdue as the best team going forward and the favorite to win the NCAA tournament at 21 percent. Villanova, Virginia, Duke, and Michigan State round out BPI's current top five.

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Which early-season surprises are really contenders

There might not be one great team this season, but teams such as Oklahoma, Purdue and West Virginia have been pleasant surprises. Now we have to wait and see if they can really challenge for a national title.

Painter has team improving while winning (2:21)
Purdue steamrolls Wisconsin (1:18)
Edwards twirls and throws it down for Purdue (0:18)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Purdue's living up to its No. 3 ranking and rolling over Wisconsin 39-22 at the half in West Lafayette. Carsen Edwards has led the Boilermakers with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Whether it's the Boilers, Ohio State or Michigan State, the highest NCAA tournament seed from the Big Ten could be a very tough out in March.

Purdue's defense shines in first half (0:34)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Purdue has almost caught Villanova in BPI's latest ratings and rankings. The model, which predicts team strength going forward, is not buying teams like Oklahoma, Arizona State and Kentucky the way the AP voters are.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

More on Purdue, the new favorite (19%) to win the NCAA tournament: the Boilermakers' BPI rating improved after dominating Minnesota yesterday and is now just shy of Villanova's rating. Purdue is also the favorite (53%) to earn the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

It's close, but Purdue now has the best chance to win the NCAA tournament at 19%, per BPI. The Boilermakers moved ahead of Villanova, which is now at 17%.

Purdue rolls to 13th straight win (0:42)
Boilermakers' Edwards with a leak-out dunk (0:25)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Villanova (no surprise) leads BPI's favorites to win the men's NCAA Tournament.

Michigan keeps Purdue on their toes (1:55)

Team Stats

Points Per Game84.819th
Rebounds Per Game37.791st
Assists Per Game18.38th
Points Allowed62.210th

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record35-28
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances28