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College Basketball Rankings: A Major and Mid-Major Enter Top-25

Every Monday, we will be releasing our updated college basketball rankings, with major headlines from the college basketball world. Two teams on the different ends of the spectrum, UNC and Drake, crack their way into the top 25.

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Top-25 College Basketball Rankings

  1. Gonzaga (17-0, 8-0)
  2. Baylor (16-0, 8-0)
  3. Villanova (11-1, 6-0)
  4. Michigan (13-1, 8-1)
  5. Houston (15-1, 10-1)
  6. Texas (11-3, 5-2)
  7. Texas Tech (12-5, 4-4)
  8. Ohio State (14-4, 8-4)
  9. Oklahoma (11-4, 6-3)
  10. Missouri (11-3, 4-3)
  11. Alabama (14-4, 9-0)
  12. Illinois (11-5, 7-3)
  13. Iowa (12-4, 6-3)
  14. West Virginia (11-5, 4-3)
  15. Tennessee (12-3, 5-3)
  16. Virginia Tech (13-3, 7-2)
  17. Wisconsin (13-5, 7-4)
  18. Virginia (11-3, 7-1)
  19. Creighton (13-4, 9-3)
  20. Florida State (10-3, 6-2)
  21. Purdue (12-6, 7-4)
  22. UCLA (13-3, 9-1)
  23. Kansas (11-6, 5-4)
  24. North Carolina (11-5, 6-3)
  25. Drake (16-0, 7-0)
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College Basketball Top-25 Headlines

  • West Virginia and Texas Tech had a classic Big 12 game, coming down to the buzzer. West Virginia pulled off the upset, 88-87.
  • Tennessee survived a scare from SEC rival, Mississippi State.
  • Oklahoma took down both Texas and Alabama to shoot up into the Top-10.
  • Auburn upset Missouri, after a 28 point performance from Sharife Cooper.
  • Baylor dominated Kansas State, 107-59 to remain undefeated.
  • Gonzaga stays undefeated in conference as well as on the season with blowout over San Diego.
  • Illinois upset Iowa, to pick up their 11th win of the season.
  • Missouri survived an overtime scare from TCU, 102-98.
  • West Virginia was upset by unranked Florida, 85-80.
  • Penn State took down Wisconsin in a game that saw the Lions outshoot the Badgers 19-6 from the free throw line.
  • Florida State dropped a conference game with a loss to Georgia Tech.
  • Drake kept their magical season alive, remaining undefeated with wins over Illinois State and Missouri State.
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College Basketball Top-25 Games to Watch This Week


Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech
Drake vs. Illinois State


West Virginia vs. Iowa State
Baylor vs. Texas
Tennessee vs. Ole Miss
Michigan State vs. Iowa
Kansas vs. Kansas State
Wisconsin vs. Penn State
Florida State vs. Boston College
Missouri vs. Kentucky
Illinois vs. Indiana
Purdue vs. Maryland
North Carolina vs. Clemson


Houston vs. Eastern Carolina
Virginia vs. Pittsburgh
Alabama vs. LSU
Virginia vs. NC State
Creighton vs. Georgetown
Villanova vs. Saint John’s


Ohio State vs. Iowa
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount


No Top-25 Games


Virginia Tech vs. Miami
Alabama vs. Missouri
Oklahoma vs. Iowa State
West Virginia vs. Kansas
Florida State vs. Pittsburgh
Wisconsin vs. Illinois
Texas vs. Oklahoma State
Baylor vs. TCU
Texas Tech vs. Kansas State
Virginia vs. Louisville
Creighton vs. Marquette
Tennessee vs. Kentucky
Drake vs. Valparaiso
Purdue vs. Northwestern
North Carolina vs. Duke


Iowa vs. Indiana
Villanova vs. Xavier
Drake vs. Valparaiso

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