Week 14 College Basketball Power Rankings

Week 14 College Basketball Power Rankings

Published Feb. 18, 2010 12:22 a.m. ET




CBK Power Rankings Week Of 02/17/2010



Team Last Wk Rise/Fall High/Low Comment
1 Kansas 1 - 1/3 The Jayhawks didn't exactly shoot it well in College Station, but they showed the sort of relentlessness and wherewithal that a national title contender must possess to have a shot.Team: Home | Stats
2 Kentucky 2 - 1/6 John Calipari's group needed overtime to survive Mississippi State on Tuesday night, but Saturday's showdown at Vanderbilt still stands as its biggest road test of the season.Team: Home | Stats
3 Purdue 5 (+2) 3/13 The Boilermakers will need to secure wins at Ohio State and against Illinois this week to remain in contention for the Big Ten regular-season championship.Team: Home | Stats
4 Syracuse 3 (-1) /25 As evidenced by its home loss to Louisville this past weekend, the 'Cuse will only go as far as Player of the Year candidate Wesley Johnson can take them.Team: Home | Stats
5 Kansas State 7 (+2) /17 It's not often that you see two teams from the Sunflower State ranked among the top five, with the 'Cats looking like a No. 2 seed in the Big Dance.Team: Home | Stats
6 Villanova 4 (-2) 2/10 After being manhandled on the boards by UConn, Jay Wright's boys will need a much better effort on the glass if they hope to avoid losing back-to-back games this week.Team: Home | Stats
7 Duke 12 (+5) 5/13 With their remaining schedule looking fairly manageable, the Blue Devils could run away with the ACC title before the calendar even hits March.Team: Home | Stats
8 Ohio State 9 (+1) /20 We'll know just how good the Buckeyes really are after a crucial week that features a home game against Purdue and a trip to East Lansing to battle Michigan State.Team: Home | Stats
9 Gonzaga 10 (+1) /25 The 'Zags make a trip down to Southern California this week with an opportunity to inch closer to a 10th straight West Coast Conference crown.Team: Home | Stats
10 Georgetown 6 (-4) 6/20 John Thompson's club went back to its Jekyll & Hyde ways with a loss at Rutgers, making Thursday's meeting with Big East rival Syracuse that much more interesting.Team: Home | Stats
11 Wisconsin 11 - /22 I still can't decide if Jason Bohannon was just that good last Saturday -- a career-high 30 points -- or Indiana's defense is really that bad.Team: Home | Stats
12 New Mexico 14 (+2) /24 Bringing home two road wins against quality opponents, particularly the one at UNLV, has Steve Alford's team looking primed to overtake BYU for the Mountain West title.Team: Home | Stats
13 Michigan State 13 - 2/16 The Spartans took over sole possession of first place with their win at Indiana, though the next two (vs. Ohio State, at Purdue) could mean trouble for Tom Izzo's unit.Team: Home | Stats
14 West Virginia 8 (-6) 6/14 A two-loss week -- albeit to Top 25 opponents -- has the Mountaineers dropping a few spots before facing winnable matchups vs. Providence and Seton Hall.Team: Home | Stats
15 Butler 15 - /25 Carrying the nation's longest active winning streak has to stand for something, even if the Bulldogs do play in what looks like a one-bid Horizon League.Team: Home | Stats
16 Texas 16 - 1/16 The 'Horns took their recent frustrations out on Nebraska last weekend and got some much-needed momentum going into this week's road games vs. Missouri and Texas Tech.Team: Home | Stats
17 Vanderbilt 17 - /22 Vandy may be the last regular-season hope to upset Kentucky when the Wildcats visit one of the toughest arenas in the SEC Saturday afternoon.Team: Home | Stats
18 Brigham Young 18 - /22 Dave Rose's crew must stay the course this week with critical Mountain West road games against Colorado State and a struggling Wyoming team. Team: Home | Stats
19 Baylor 22 (+3) /24 The Bears hit the 20-win mark for the third straight season over the weekend and continued their hot play with a rout over Texas Tech Tuesday night in Waco.Team: Home | Stats
20 Pittsburgh 25 (+5) /25 Pitt's triple-overtime affair with WVU in the Backyard Brawl has to be the best game of the season so far -- and credit Jamie Dixon's guys for pulling out the gutsy win, too.Team: Home | Stats
21 Temple 21 - /23 The Owls burned through the nets in their lone game last week, recording a 68.6-percent clip from the field to dismantle a solid Rhode Island squad at home.Team: Home | Stats
22 Virginia Tech - - /22 Wake Forest had a chance to take this spot away from the Hokies, but Malcolm Delaney delivered a monster effort (31 points) to spark the victory in Blacksburg.Team: Home | Stats
23 Texas A&M - - /24 The Aggies played Kansas tough, yet in the end, Mark Turgeon's troops were missing that third scoring option (Derrick Roland) in order to pull off the shocker at home.Team: Home | Stats
24 Northern Iowa 19 (-5) /25 Unlike last season, UNI won't have to share the Missouri Valley regular-season title with anyone after putting a beat down on Creighton to start the week.Team: Home | Stats
25 Richmond - - /25 The Spiders are one of the nation's biggest surprises so far, bringing a six-game winning streak into this week's home contests against A-10 bottom feeders Fordham and GW.Team: Home | Stats