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Look out below! Top-ranked teams keep tumbling during unpredictable, wide open season

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    Indiana's Kevin Ferrell (11) pressures Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota's Rodney Williams Jr., center, is surrounded by fans as he leaves the court after defeating Indiana 77-73 in an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid) (The Associated Press)

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    Indiana head coach Tom Crean reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 77-73. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid) (The Associated Press)

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    Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks with an official during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Duke won 89-68. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (The Associated Press)

The top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 is the last place any team wants to be this season.

When Indiana lost at Minnesota on Tuesday night, it was the seventh time this season that a No. 1 team has been defeated. That's the highest number since 2009-10, according to STATS. And this season isn't over yet.

Second-ranked Gonzaga is poised to rise to No. 1 in the next poll if the Bulldogs can get through the rest of the week unscathed. If that happens, Gonzaga would be the fifth team atop the poll this season. That would be the most since 2008-09.

Analysts say that the lack of a dominant team will make this year's NCAA tournament one of the most competitive in recent memory.