I have applied for a Ph.D. position at a research group in a European University and gotten an acknowledgement from a research unit member. His reply states "... you are one of our top candidates and we would like to pursue your application further. Can you provide us with some of your program codes and two references we can contact."
I have given them some of my codes and details of two of my professors for references. Its almost two weeks now and I've not received any feedback or rejection from them. He/They usually replied back within two working days during our earlier correspondences.
My question is "Am I rejected already?" and how many candidates are usually in a 'top candidates' list? (The Ph.D. position is to get the degree working with the research group and develop softwares for the group, etc.)