Purdue Basketball Poised to Reclaim No. 1 Ranking After Houston's Loss on Sunday

Purdue spent four weeks as the No. 1 team in the country before losing to Rutgers at Mackey Arena on Jan. 2. Since then, the Boilermakers are riding a six-game win streak and

have improved to 19-1 and 8-1 in the Big Ten. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After two straight weeks ranked as the No. 3 team in the country, Purdue basketball is in position to

reclaim the top spot in the national rankings with a 19-1 overall record, including an 8-1 mark in Big Ten play.  The Boilermakers won their first 13 games of the 2022-23

season and spent four weeks at No. 1 prior to losing against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a one-point decision at Mackey Arena on Jan. 2. Since then, the team has won six

straight, including four on the road, to claim the best start in program history. Purdue defeated Maryland 58-55 at home on Sunday in its third game of the week. The contest

came after a narrow victory over Michigan State and a dominant win against Minnesota, a pair of matchups that rounded out a stretch where the team was on the road in four out of

five games.  No. 2 Kansas suffered back-to-back losses in matchups against Kansas State and TCU. The Jayhawks fell to the Horned Frogs in their first loss at Allen

Fieldhouse since dropping a game against Kentucky in last year's Big 12/SEC Challenge.  As Purdue eked out a win, No. 1 Houston was stunned by Temple in a 56-55 loss on

Sunday, which marked the second loss of the season for the Cougars.  With the two top teams in the nation falling in the same week, the Boilermakers appear to have cemented

their place atop the upcoming Associated Press Top 25 poll as the team continues to navigate the challenges of the Big Ten Conference.