Top 4 teams in AP poll lose this week

March 11, 2012

For the second time in 13 months the top four teams in The Associated Press' Top 25 all lost in the same week.

No. 1 Kentucky lost 71-64 to Vanderbilt on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game, just about the same time No. 4 North Carolina lost 85-82 to No. 17 Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.

On Friday, No. 2 Syracuse lost 71-68 to Cincinnati in the Big East semifinals and No. 3 Kansas lost 83-66 to No. 12 Baylor in the Big 12 semifinals.

The week of Feb. 14, 2011, No. 1 Kansas lost to Kansas State, No. 2 Ohio State was beaten by Purdue, No. 3 Texas lost to Nebraska and No. 4 Pittsburgh was beaten by St. John's.


Before that, it was November 2003 when the top four - Connecticut, Duke, Michigan State and Arizona - all lost in the same week.