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Colorado falls from AP Top 25, Kansas moves to #1

The Buffs have had a rough couple of weeks.

NCAA Basketball: Colorado at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

After spending nearly all season with a cute little number next to their name, the Colorado Buffaloes have fallen out of the AP Top 25.

The Buffs were ranked 20th two weeks ago, but lost to then-No. 2 Kansas in Lawrence. CU fell to No. 24, then lost at home to Northern Iowa before eking out a win on the road against Colorado State. The Buffs are still receiving votes — they have one fewer vote than Northern Iowa — but it’s clear they’re not a Top 25 team, not until they fix their offense.

Of note, Kansas rose to No. 1 in the newest poll. This season has been characterized by parity, and that’s most obvious in that there have been five different teams — Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke, Louisville and now KU — ranked No. 1 in just eight weeks of polls.

Excluding Kansas, Colorado will face four more opponents currently ranked in the Top 25. Oregon rose to 8th after their road win at Michigan, Dayton is 13th (their only loss is to Kansas in overtime), Arizona is 16th, and Washington is 22nd.