Week 13 College Basketball Power Rankings

Believe it or not, we’re only a month away from March Madness, and that means every game becomes a little bit more important than the last. After an impressive performance in Austin, Kansas retains its No. 1 ranking for a third straight week, while Kentucky and Syracuse both move up a spot thanks to Villanova’s loss. In the meantime, Ohio State and Gonzaga jumped into the Top 10 with Wisconsin and Michigan State suffering setbacks, and Texas, which took over our top spot only four weeks ago, continues to slip after losing five of its last seven games.

CBK Power Rankings Week Of 02/10/2010


Rk Team Last Wk Rise/Fall High/Low Comment
1 Kansas 1 1/3 When your two best players go 5-for-23 from the field and you still beat the No. 14 team in the country by double-digits on their home floor, you know you’ve got something special going. Team: Home | Stats
2 Kentucky 3 (+1) 1/6 With Vandy nipping at the Wildcats’ heels in the SEC East, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins might need a few more double-double performances like they both had against ‘Bama.Team: Home | Stats
3 Syracuse 4 (+1) /25 The Orange take a step closer to No. 1 after putting a Super Bowl Sunday beating on Cincinnati in front of over 11,000 disappointed Bearcat fans.Team: Home | Stats
4 Villanova 2 (-2) 2/10 Despite the loss to Georgetown over the weekend, Scottie Reynolds and the Wildcats showed their resiliency in a convincing win at West Virginia on Monday night.Team: Home | Stats
5 Purdue 5 3/13 Since their 2-3 start in the Big Ten, the Boilermakers have recovered with six straight wins, including Tuesday night’s impressive performance in East Lansing.Team: Home | Stats
6 Georgetown 7 (+1) 6/20 The Hoyas are looking at a potential No. 2 seed in the Big Dance, but tough matchups against Syracuse, Louisville and West Virginia still remain on the schedule. Team: Home | Stats
7 Kansas State 9 (+2) /17 Frank Martin’s team earned a big road sweep last week to regain momentum in the Big 12, with the ‘Cats seeking another pair of wins this week at home vs. Colorado and Nebraska.Team: Home | Stats
8 West Virginia 6 (-2) 6/11 The Mountaineers aren’t turning out to be a Big East title contender like we thought they might be after winning the 76 Classic back in late November.Team: Home | Stats
9 Ohio State 13 (+4) /20 With John Wall’s numbers taking a slight dip, Evan Turner has reemerged as the favorite to win Player of the Year — and that’s after breaking bones in his back two months ago.Team: Home | Stats
10 Gonzaga 16 (+6) /25 Even though there wasn’t much talk about the Bulldogs’ victory at Memphis last weekend, it certainly gives the ‘Zags another quality road win to flash at the selection committee.Team: Home | Stats
11 Wisconsin 11 /22 In what might be the only loss at the Kohl Center this season, Illinois put an end to Bo Ryan’s 51-0 home record against unranked Big Ten teams with a stunning upset.Team: Home | Stats
12 Duke 12 5/13 Although Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith have had to pick up the slack for Kyle Singler, the Dukies should prevail in Chapel Hill this week against a demoralized Carolina squad.Team: Home | Stats
13 Michigan State 8 (-5) 2/16 After starting conference play at 9-0, Tom Izzo’s club might not even win the Big Ten regular-season title following back-to-back losses to Illinois and Purdue in a three-day span.Team: Home | Stats
14 New Mexico 14 /24 The Lobos know how to put a winning streak together, first starting the season 12-0 and now stringing together seven wins after surviving San Diego State in overtime.Team: Home | Stats
15 Butler 17 (+2) /25 Congratulations to Brad Stevens and his guys, who earned a share of the Horizon League title and extended their win streak to 13 with Monday’s victory over Loyola.Team: Home | Stats
16 Texas 10 (-6) 1/16 Three weeks ago, the Longhorns were enjoying their first No. 1 ranking in the AP poll — and now they’re looking no better than a second-round team in the NCAA tournament.Team: Home | Stats
17 Vanderbilt 20 (+3) /22 The loss at Georgia last weekend had us questioning Kevin Stallings’ club for a minute before it went out and put a beat down on in-state rival Tennessee.Team: Home | Stats
18 Brigham Young 15 (-3) /22 The Cougars’ loss at UNLV this past weekend has stirred up the Mountain West race quite a bit, with Dave Rose and company now sitting in a three-way tie for first.Team: Home | Stats
19 Northern Iowa 24 (+5) /25 Ben Jacobson’s crew got some revenge on Wichita State before rallying past a pesky Southern Illinois team last weekend to make it five consecutive wins for UNI.Team: Home | Stats
20 Georgia Tech 23 (+3) /25 Squeaking out a two-point win at home over N.C. State has the Yellow Jackets looking vulnerable this week with road games slated at Miami and Wake Forest.Team: Home | Stats
21 Temple 18 (-3) /23 Getting blown out at Richmond won’t make the Owls the favorite to win the Atlantic 10 regular-season crown, though an at-large bid should still be in order for Fran Dunphy’s kids.Team: Home | Stats
22 Baylor 19 (-3) /24 Losing at Texas A&M is nothing to be ashamed about, but beating Missouri at home this weekend would at least help preserve some of the Bears’ confidence before March.Team: Home | Stats
23 Tennessee 21 (-2) 8/23 Suffering a season sweep to in-state rival Vandy will be tough on Bruce Pearl and his players — especially after the way they got embarrassed Tuesday night in Nashville.Team: Home | Stats
24 Cornell 25 (+1) /25 The class of the Ivy League knows how to put the ball in the basket, averaging over 75 points a game and shooting over 40 percent from three as a team. Team: Home | Stats
25 Pittsburgh 22 (-3) /25 Jamie Dixon’s team earned its keep in the Power Rankings for another week after disposing of city rival Robert Morris, expected to win the Northeast this season.Team: Home | Stats