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College Basketball Rankings: Two More Blue Blood Programs Fall From Top 25

Every Monday, we will be releasing our updated college basketball rankings, with major headlines from the college basketball world. This week, we see two of the most successful programs in college hoops fall out of the Top 25, in North Carolina and Duke.

Roy Williams North Carolina
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Top–25 College Basketball Rankings

  1. Gonzaga (7-0, 0-0)
  2. Baylor (6-0, 1-0)
  3. Kansas (8-1, 2-0)
  4. Houston (7-0, 2-0)
  5. Villanova (8-1, 3-0)
  6. West Virginia (7-2, 1-1)
  7. Tennessee (6-0, 0-0)
  8. Texas (7-1, 0-0)
  9. Wisconsin (8-1, 2-0)
  10. Creighton (7-2, 3-1)
  11. Iowa (7-2, 1-1)
  12. Missouri (6-0, 0-0)
  13. Texas Tech (7-2, 1-1)
  14. Michigan (7-0, 2-0)
  15. Florida State (5-1, 1-0)
  16. Rutgers (6-1, 2-1)
  17. Illinois (7-3, 3-1)
  18. Michigan State (6-2, 0-2)
  19. Virginia (4-2, 0-0)
  20. Northwestern (6-1, 3-0)
  21. Minnesota (8-1, 1-1)
  22. Oregon (6-1, 1-0)
  23. Ohio State (7-2, 1-2)
  24. Virginia Tech (7-1, 1-0)
  25. Xavier (8-1, 1-1)
top 25 college basketball rankings
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College Basketball Top–25 Headlines

Gonzaga stays at the number one spot after destroying Virginia. The Bulldogs have now beat Virginia, Iowa, Kansas and West Virginia.

Minnesota took down Iowa in overtime in an inter-conference classic.

Wisconsin beat Michigan State on Christmas day in one of the best games of the year.

Creighton ends Xavier’s undefeated season, as the Blue Jays climb back up in the Big East.

Ohio State upset Rutgers and put a halt on their undefeated season.

Texas Tech held off a second half push from Oklahoma and won, 69-67.

Kansas took down West Virginia in a potential Big 12 Championship preview.

Northwestern takes the lead in the Big Ten, starting off the season with a 3-0 conference record.

Mike Krzyzewski duke
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College Basketball Games to Watch This Week


Maryland vs. Wisconsin
Michigan State vs. Minnesota


Miami vs. Virginia Tech
Purdue vs. Rutgers
Northwestern vs. Iowa
Buffalo vs. West Virginia


Virginia vs. Notre Dame
Nebraska vs. Ohio State
Seton Hall vs. Xavier
Tennessee vs. Missouri
St. Johns vs. Villanova


Minnesota vs. Wisconsin
California vs. Oregon
Michigan vs. Maryland


No Top-25 Games


Texas vs. Kansas
Creighton vs. Providence
Iowa vs. Rutgers
Virginia Tech vs. Virginia
West Virginia vs. Oklahoma
Purdue vs. Illinois
Duke vs. Florida State
Michigan State vs. Nebraska
San Francisco vs. Gonzaga
Stanford vs. Oregon


Wisconsin vs. Penn State
Ohio State vs. Minnesota
Houston vs. SMU
Northwestern vs. Michigan

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