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Top 25 College Basketball Rankings: Houston, Providence Survive in OT

With NCAA basketball continuing to move forward, there have been upsets, blowouts and rivalries reunited. If you are new to reading college basketball articles here at FlurrySports, I will be posting top 25 college basketball rankings every week, with headlines and games to watch for the upcoming week. Last week, Houston, Providence and Texas all survived scares in overtime from unranked teams.

With that being said, let’s take a look at this week’s top 25 college basketball rankings and what NCAA basketball to watch for this week.

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Top 25 College Basketball Rankings

  1. Gonzaga (23-2, 12-0)
  2. Arizona (24-2, 14-1)
  3. Auburn (24-3, 12-2)
  4. Kansas (22-4, 11-2)
  5. Baylor (22-5, 10-4)
  6. Kentucky (22-5, 11-3)
  7. Purdue (24-4, 13-4)
  8. Providence (22-3, 12-2)
  9. Texas Tech (21-6, 10-4)
  10. Duke (23-4, 13-3)
  11. Villanova (21-6, 14-3)
  12. UCLA (19-5, 11-4)
  13. Illinois (19-7, 12-4)
  14. Wisconsin (21-5, 12-4)
  15. Houston (22-4, 11-2)
  16. Tennessee (19-7, 10-4)
  17. USC (23-4, 12-4)
  18. Ohio State (16-7, 9-5)
  19. Michigan State (18-8, 9-6)
  20. Texas (19-8, 8-6)
  21. Murray State (26-2, 16-0)
  22. Wyoming (22-4, 11-2)
  23. Arkansas (21-6, 10-4)
  24. Alabama (17-10, 7-7)
  25. Connecticut (19-7, 10-5)
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College Basketball News | Top 25 Headlines

Michigan State was knocked off by both Penn State and Illinois.

Duke survived a scare with a last-second dunk from Mark Williams against Wake Forest.

Texas hung on to beat Oklahoma, 80-78 in OT.

Villanova picked up a huge Big East win over Providence.

Wyoming went down to unranked New Mexico, 75-66.

Tennessee upset Kentucky to pick up a huge resume booster.

Rutgers added to their ranked opponent win streak with a win over Illinois, before losing to Purdue.

Texas Tech outlasted Baylor in a potential Big 12 championship preview.

Kentucky rebounded from their loss to Tennessee with a win over Alabama.

Florida took down Auburn to greatly improve their tournament resume.

Iowa added a Quad 1 win to their season with a win over Ohio State.

Arkansas continued to stay hot with a win over Tennessee.

Murray State kept their conference unbeaten streak alive with a 62-60 win over UT Martin.

Arizona survived a scare from Oregon, not allowing the Ducks to shoot on the final possession of a 84-81 win.

Houston took down Wichita State in a double-overtime thriller.

Providence mounted a major comeback to push Butler to OT and win 71-70.

A fight broke out between Juwan Howard and Greg Gard after Wisconsin beat Michigan.

USC hung on to win, 62-60 against Washington State.

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Top 25 NCAA Basketball Games to Watch this Week

Monday, Feb. 21

Ohio State vs. Indiana
Baylor vs. Oklahoma State
UCLA vs. Arizona State

Tuesday, Feb. 22

Tennessee vs. Missouri
Michigan State vs. Iowa
Arkansas vs. Florida
Villanova vs. Connecticut
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma
Kansas vs. Kansas State
Alabama vs. Vanderbilt

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Providence vs. Xavier
Duke vs. Virginia
Texas vs. TCU
Houston vs. Tulane
Auburn vs. Ole Miss
Wyoming vs. Colorado State
Kentucky vs. LSU
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota

Thursday, Feb. 24

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco
Murray State vs. Belmont
Illinois vs. Ohio State
UCLA vs. Oregon
Arizona vs. Utah
USC vs. Oregon State

Friday, Feb. 25

No top 25 college basketball rankings games

Saturday, Feb. 26

Purdue vs. Michigan State
Texas vs. West Virginia
Kentucky vs. Arkansas
Auburn vs. Tennessee
UCLA vs. Oregon State
Murray State vs. SE Missouri State
Duke vs. Syracuse
Texas Tech vs. TCU
Alabama vs. South Carolina
Wisconsin vs. Rutgers
Wyoming vs. Nevada
Arizona vs. Colorado
Kansas vs. Baylor
Providence vs. Creighton
Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s
USC vs. Oregon

Sunday, Feb. 27

Connecticut vs. Georgetown
Houston vs. SMU
Illinois vs. Michigan
Ohio State vs. Maryland

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