With two losses by Villanova and a pair of victories by Purdue, the Boilermakers moved up a spot from fourth to third in the AP poll.
The last time Purdue was ranked this high was the final week of the 1993-94 season when it also was third. The highest ranking in the program's history is No. 2 where it spent seven weeks in 1987-88.
Kansas (26-1) kept the No. 1 spot, and Kentucky (26-1) is No. 2. Purdue (23-3) got 1,470 votes, 89 behind the Wildcats.
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The Twitter debate
Ohio State guard Evan Turner posted on his Twitter account early Monday morning what appears to be a knock on Purdue guard Chris Kramer.
Turner tweeted "reason why chris kramer doesnt (sic) guard the other team's best player anymore is because he can't lol."
As expected, Turner got blasted by several Purdue fans, but he appeared to respond to most of them.
He also tweeted that he has "respect" for Kramer, that his tweet was in response to something said during a Purdue game that Kramer "doesn't guard the other team's best player til the end of the game and that's what made me say it."
Turner tweeted that he stands behind his comment and "so sorry if you don't like what I said but its (sic) what I feel."
When asked about the Turner's tweets before Monday's practice, Kramer said, "You can't even worry about it. What's the big deal? He can say anything he wants. It's on Twitter. Personally, I don't know why you do that. You know people are going to see it. No matter what. You can put it on facebook, on Twitter, on myspace, anywhere people are going to see it and people are going to know about it. Ultimately, if that's what he thinks, that's what he thinks. He got the best of us here and at their place, too, but we won that game at their place, and it was a huge win for us. Anything he says, sure, if it's true or not, we still won. We have to keep taking strides forward, and we can't let anything like that distract us."