Top 25

  • We have a new number after Gonzaga’s huge loss to BYU on Saturday. The Kansas Jayhawks are the #1 team in the nation and they deserve it. I believe they are the most complete team in College Basketball. Gonzaga dropped to #4.
  • Villanova still holds down #2, as UCLA moves up to #3 after a huge win at Arizona.
  • North Carolina moves up from #8 to #5 with a huge game coming tonight at Virginia. Virginia is struggling big time and have fell all the way to #23 and could fall out with a loss tonight.
  • Arizona only dropped to #7 after a loss to UCLA proving how strong the PAC 12 is.
  • Kentucky is back in the Top 10 at #9 after getting revenge vs Florida. The Gators moved up 1 spot even with that loss, to #12.
  • Butler was the biggest mover from #22 to #13 after knocking off Villanova and Xavier.
  • Duke dropped from #10 to #17 after their heart breaking loss to Syracuse.
  • Cincy dropped only 3 spots after being upset by UCF on Sunday.
  • Wichita State now at #21 and are becoming scarier each day.
  • New Teams: #24 Iowa State, and #25 Miami.

Other Takeaways

  • Virginia Tech has been hot as of late giving Louisville a great shot in Louisville losing 94-90, then beating Clemson and Boston College. Virginia Tech can show how hot they are tonight when they take on newly ranked Miami.
  • Richmond wants a chance to make the tourney as an at large, but they could not edge out VCU this week then they got a huge win vs Davidson.
  • Northwestern is plummeting as they fell to Illinois and Indiana this week. Indiana is still alive with their win over the Wildcats.
  • Vandy is making a case for the tourney knocking off Tennessee and Miss State. They have Kentucky and Florida left though.
  • Gtown falls to both Depaul and St Johns this week which is terrible for such a prolific school. They have no chance to make the tourney.
  • Oklahoma State continues to play great basketball as they knocked off Texas Tech and Kansas State. Kansas State is on the wrong side of the bubble right now and need a big win to get in the tourney.
  • Minnesota upset Maryland and are red hot right now. To me they have a real chance to win the Big Ten Tourney.
  • Providence knocked off Creighton and Marquette to find their way into the tourney field with St Johns and Depaul left on their schedule. A loss to either of those teams would end their hopes.
  • Pitt got destroyed by UNC likely ending their tourney hopes.
  • South Carolina destroyed Tennessee also ending the Vols tourney hopes.
  • Michigan stays hot and completely dominates Purdue really opening the Big Ten.
  • Gtech dropped two games this week to NC State and Notre Dame leaving them with slim tourney hopes.