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Top 25 College Basketball Rankings | Iowa State Remains in Top 10 Despite Loss

With college basketball continuing to move forward, there have been upsets, blowouts and rivalries reunited. With an uptick in COVID-19 cases around the country, many schools have put their basketball program on pause. If you are new to reading college basketball articles here at FlurrySports, I will be posting college basketball rankings every week, with headlines and games to watch for the upcoming week.

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

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Top 25 College Basketball Rankings

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

Texas destroys Incarnate Word, winning 78-33.

Kentucky picks up an SEC win over Missouri.

Auburn outlasts LSU in a major SEC matchup, 70-55.

Providence takes down Seton Hall in a matchup of Big East contenders.

Wisconsin fends off Illinois State for a four-point victory.

Alabama beats Tennessee in another huge SEC matchup.

Baylor hands Iowa State their first loss of the season, as the Bears win 77-72.

Villanova takes down Seton Hall.

Ohio State uses overtime to take down Nebraska, 87-79.

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Top-25 Games to Watch this Week

Games are subject to change with COVID

Monday, Jan. 3

Purdue vs. Wisconsin
Arizona vs. Washington

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Auburn vs. South Carolina
Baylor vs. Oklahoma
Kentucky vs. LSU
Texas vs. Kansas State
Seton Hall vs. Butler
Colorado State vs. Air Force
Duke vs. Georgia Tech
Providence vs. Marquette
Kansas vs. Oklahoma State

Wednesday, Jan. 5

Tennessee vs. Ole Miss
Houston vs. South Florida
Michigan State vs. Nebraska
Alabama vs. Florida
Villanova vs. Creighton
Iowa State vs. Texas Tech
UCLA vs. Arizona State

Thursday, Jan. 6

Ohio State vs. Indiana
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco
Wisconsin vs. Iowa
USC vs. California

Friday, Jan. 7

Xavier vs. Butler
Colorado State vs. Boise State

Saturday, Jan. 8

Houston vs. Wichita State
Purdue vs. Penn State
Seton Hall vs. Connecticut
Providence vs. Saint John’s
Villanova vs. DePaul
Texas vs. Oklahoma State
Michigan State vs. Michigan
Alabama vs. Missouri
Arizona vs. Arizona State
Kansas vs. Texas Tech
Baylor vs. TCU
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
Kentucky vs. Georgia
Tennessee vs. LSU
Auburn vs. Florida
Duke vs. Miami FL
UCLA vs. California
Gonzaga vs. Pepperdine
USC vs. Stanford

Sunday, Jan. 9

Ohio State vs. Northwestern
Wisconsin vs. Maryland

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