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College Basketball Top-25 and Other Headlines

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College Basketball Top-25 and Other Headlines

Every Monday, we will be releasing our updated college basketball rankings, with headlines from power conference teams.

Last Week’s Rankings

 

Top 25

1 Kansas
2 Tennessee
3 Gonzaga
4 Duke
5 Michigan
6 Nevada
7 Virginia
8 Auburn
9 Florida State
10 Michigan State
11 Vtech
12 UNC
13 Texas Tech
14 Mississippi State
15 Ohio State
16 Villanova
17 Kentucky
18 Wisconsin
19 Buffalo
20 St Johns
21 Arizona State
22 Maryland
23 Furman
24 Houston
25 Iowa

 

Top 25 Headlines

  • Michigan gets their first challenge of the year in Northwestern’s new arena, beating the Wildcats by just two points as the buzzer-beater rimmed out.
  • Michigan State makes a statement in Big Ten play, as they blew out Iowa, and to close the week, the Spartans got its last seven points in a breakout performance from Kyle Ahrens to push them over the edge at Florida.
  • Arizona State loses their first game of the season in a good effort against Nevada. ASU blew a 12-point halftime lead to lose by six.
  • It felt like March on Saturday when Myles Powell thought he had the game won for Seton Hall, after a stunning three with a second left. However, in that final second, Kentucky threw the ball into Keldon Johnson and he drained a half-court shot at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. In overtime, Seton Hall pulled away for the win, but those last seconds of regulation had madness written all over it. With this loss for Kentucky, many experts stated that they are not a top-25 team, but we have the Wildcats barely in the rankings.
  • Mississippi State had no problem in a solid win over Clemson.
  • Houston remains undefeated with a road win over Oklahoma State.
  • Wisconsin is upset by Marquette in overtime, as Markus Howard posted 27 points in the win for the Golden Eagles.
  • To end Week 5 of College Hoops with a bang, #1 Gonzaga goes down in a loss to Tennessee. The Vols were led by senior Admiral Schofield, who had 30 points on the night to shake up the top-5.

Other Headlines

  • Miami has now lost four straight after starting 5-0, including losses to Seton Hall, Rutgers, Yale and now Penn.
  • Tulsa has a great week, beating Oklahoma State and upsetting Kansas State.
  • Minnesota uses a 17-5 run to upset Nebraska.
  • Providence suffers a concerning loss to UMass right when it looked like the Friars were putting things together after edging out Boston College earlier in the week.
  • TCU goes into Southern California and absolutely embarrasses USC, winning by 35. USC does not look anywhere close to being a tournament team this season.
  • Oklahoma embarrasses Wichita State with an 80-48 win. The Shockers are terrible right now, as they look to rebuild.
  • Cincinnati takes home the victory this year in their annual rivalry with Xavier, 62-47.
  • Indiana beats Louisville by one in a tight back and forth game. To me, both of these teams look like tournament teams so far this season.
  • Right when Rutger‘s basketball program was starting to look up, they lost to the worst team in the A10 over the last few seasons, Fordham.
  • Syracuse’s Tyus Battle hits a mid-range jumper in the final seconds to get the win for the Orange over Georgetown in what used to be a fantastic Big East rivalry.
  • Arkansas suffers a crucial loss at home to Western Kentucky by just one point.
  • UCLA’s Kris Wilkes nailed a last second three-pointer to give the Bruins the much-needed win over Notre Dame.
  • Arizona was looking like a top-25 team, but on Sunday they fell to Alabama to keep them out.
  • Texas gets back on track after three straight losses with a win over Purdue.

 

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