3 of top 4 teams in college hoops poll lose on same night


Published 1:04 a.m. ET Jan. 25, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago

It was not a good night to be at the top of the AP Top 25.

For the first time in five years, three of the top four teams in the poll lost on the same day.

No. 1 Villanova was beaten 74-72 at Marquette on Tuesday, No. 2 Kansas fell 85-69 at No. 18 West Virginia, and No. 4 Kentucky lost 82-80 at Tennessee.

That left No. 3 Gonzaga with a good chance to move up to No. 1 next week. The only undefeated team in Division I, the Zags (20-0) still face San Diego and Pepperdine this week.

It was on Jan. 21, 2012, that No. 1 Syracuse lost 67-58 to Notre Dame, No. 3 Baylor fell 89-88 to No. 5 Missouri and No. 4 Duke was beaten 76-73 by Florida State.

Kentucky was No. 2 that day and, after beating Alabama 77-71 on the night of upsets, the Wildcats ascended to No. 1.

Syracuse fell to third after the loss,…

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