USA TODAY Sports' colleges poll editor Eddie Timanus breaks down this week's winners and losers.
The top five got a bit of a shake-up this week, but the No.1 team in basketball remains the same.
Michigan State strengthened its hold on the No.1 ranking in the new USA TODAY Sports men's coaches poll. The Spartans improved to 6-0 during the week and claimed 30 of 32 first-place votes. MSU is likely to retain the top spot for at least another week, as its only action is a Friday home date with Mount St. Mary's.
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Kansas picked up the remaining two No.1 nods and inherited the No.2 position vacated by Louisville. The Jayhawks will be in action in the Battle for Atlantis in the Bahamas beginning Thursday. Arizona, Kentucky and Duke each moved up a place to round out the top five.
Stock up: Creighton.
The Blue Jays, now carrying the mantle for the reconstituted Big East, made the biggest jump within the poll this week of five notches to No.18.
Stock down: Louisville.
After falling to North Carolina on Sunday, the Cardinals took a seven-position fall to No.9. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, regained their upward trajectory climbing three slots to No.16.
Stock up: Wisconsin.
The Badgers narrowly missed becoming the third Big Ten representative in the top 10 along with the top-ranked Spartans and No.6 Ohio State. But Wisconsin did make a four-place jump to No.11 as it heads to Cancun for the holiday week.
Stock down: Memphis.
The Tigers, taken to school by Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, took an eight-spot plunge to No.19.
Stock up: Wichita State.
The Shockers also made a four-spot climb to No.12. They don't have to travel far for their holiday action this week, opening today in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.
Stock down: VCU.
The Rams dropped a pair of games at the Puerto Rico Tip-off in San Juan and tumbled from their lofty No.10 perch to No.24, the largest drop within the poll of the week.
New kid on the block: No.22 Iowa State.
College dropout: New Mexico.
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