Top 25

  • #1 Zaga #2 Villanova #3 Kansas
  • Louisville moved up to #4 after a hot week.
  • Oregon rocketed up to #5 from #13 after embarrassing Arizona who is now  #9
  • Baylor is still hanging around at #6 after 2 straight losses.
  • Cincy is to #11 and are still undefeated in conference.
  • Kentucky fell all the way #15 and have lost 3 out 4 including an embarrassing game in Tallahassee against Florida who is ranked #17.
  • Duke is sitting at #18 after beating Notre Dame and Pitt this week
  • 2 new teams are Xavier who is back ranked after beating #23 Creighton, and #25 SMU who has a huge game vs Cincy this Sunday.

Other Takeaways

  • Oklahoma State had a great week and find themselves climbing into the tournament field by a long shot. They beat Oklahoma off a clutch 3 from Phil Forte then they upset West Virginia.
  • Rhode Island had a good week beating GW off a 13-1 run an then taking out Davidson.
  • Gtown found their way to the bubble after two wins this week.
  • Clemson destroyed Gtech, then lost to FSU by 48 points. Gtech also lost again to Wake.
  • Indiana beat PSU in a 3 overtime thriller.
  • Syracuse started the week with a 7 point comeback victory over NC State, then on Saturday after being down 17 at half open up the 2nd half with a 19-2 run to tie the game up and then end up winning. They are the hottest team in College Basketball right now.
  • Houston is easily the third best team in the AAC behind Cincy and SMU after the hot week they had beating UCF and Temple.
  • VCU beats Richmond to take sole property of #1 in the A10, but VCU got lucky vs St Bonaventure who hit a game winner at the buzzer to beat the Rams, however there were 0.5 seconds left when the fans rushed the court so the Bonnies got assessed a 1 shot technical which gave VCU the opportunity to send it to overtime where they ended up winning.
  • TCU beats KSU in OT then KSU upset Baylor. It was a crazy week in the Big 12.
  • Cal is on the rise after beating Utah in OT and beating ASU. Utah dropped two straight this week and are plummeting big time.
  • Minnesota basically ended Illinois tourney hopes on Saturday beating them by 9.
  • Michigan had a very bad loss falling to OSU by 4 in Ann Arbor.