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College Basketball Rankings: Big Ten Continues to Dominate Top 5

Every Monday, we will be releasing our updated college basketball rankings, with major headlines from the college basketball world. With Illinois, Michigan and Ohio State in the top-5, it looks like the Big Ten is the best conference in college basketball.

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Top-25 College Basketball Rankings

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

  • Michigan outlasted Ohio State in a battle of Big 10 heavyweights.
  • Virginia was upset by both Florida State and Duke, resulting in Florida State jumping ahead in the ACC.
  • Missouri dropped a conference game to Georgia, 80-70.
  • Loyola Chicago survived a scare from Missouri Valley rival, Valparaiso.
  • Iowa took down Wisconsin, adding to their impressive resume.
  • Houston was upset by Wichita State in a huge AAC conference game.
  • Kentucky upset Tennessee, putting a bad loss on the Volunteers’ resume.
  • Kansas extended their winning streak to five with wins over Kansas State and Texas Tech.
  • West Virginia picked up a huge Big 12 win with a two point victory over Texas.
  • USC was upset by Arizona in a bad Pac-12 loss.
  • Wisconsin bounced back after their loss to Iowa, with a win over Northwestern.
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College Basketball Top-25 Games to Watch This Week


Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State
Oregon vs. USC


Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech
West Virginia vs. TCU
Illinois vs. Michigan State
Iowa State vs. Baylor
St. John’s vs. Villanova
Kansas vs. Texas
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State
Ole Miss vs. Missouri


NC State vs. Virginia
Florida State vs. Miami
Alabama vs. Arkansas
DePaul vs. Creighton
Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt


West Virginia vs. Baylor
Nebraska vs. Illinois
Iowa vs. Michigan
Santa Clara vs. Gonzaga
Ohio State vs. Michigan State
USC vs. Colorado


Southern Illinois vs. Loyola Chicago


Florida State vs. North Carolina
Michigan vs. Indiana
Texas vs. Texas Tech
Tennessee vs. Auburn
Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech
Illinois vs. Wisconsin
LSU vs. Arkansas
Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma
Kansas State vs. West Virginia
Creighton vs. Xavier
Texas A&M vs. Missouri
Southern Illinois vs. Loyola Chicago
Baylor vs. Kansas
USC vs. Utah
Alabama vs. Mississippi State
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount


Villanova vs. Butler
Iowa vs. Ohio State
South Florida vs. Houston

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