#1 – Duke (8-0)
Two wins over top seven teams, the Blue Devils are #1 and it isn’t really that close.
#2 – Kansas (5-0)
Kansas still holds that win over Kentucky, and holds onto that #2 spot.
#3 – Michigan State (5-1)
Only loss was a barnburner to Duke, and the Spartans won half of the PK80.
#4 – Notre Dame (6-0)
Notre Dame won the Maui Invitational, and they get the #4 spot.
#5 – Wichita State (4-1)
Maui Invitational runner ups, the Shockers only loss is to Notre Dame/
#6 – Texas A&M (6-0)
Wins over USC and West Virginia, perhaps the most underrated team in the country.
#7 – Florida (5-1)
Florida lost a very close game to the best team in the country, they stay at #7.
#8 – Villanova (6-0)
Villanova hasn’t played anyone yet, but they hold their spot at #8.
#9 – Cincinnati (6-0)
Breezed through their preseason tournament, earned a top ten spot.
#10 – Miami (5-0)
Minnesota will be a big test this week.
#11 – North Carolina (5-1)
North Carolina got killed by Michigan State, but I expected Sparty to win, so they don’t drop too far.
#12 – Kentucky (6-1)
Kentucky lost to Kansas, but they won’t fall out of the top 15 unless they lose again.
#13 – Virginia (6-0)
Cavaliers have the #1 defense in the country, a top 30 offense, and are undefeated, that earns the ‘Hoos a top 15 spot.
#14 – Minnesota (7-0)
Unbeaten, including a win over Alabama under what was unusual circumstances.
#15 – Gonzaga (5-1)
Their only loss is to a top ten team in multiple overtimes, the Bulldogs also beat Texas Sunday.
#16 – USC (4-1)
USC lost to Texas A&M yesterday, so they fall out of the top 15.
#17 – Louisville (4-0)
Louisville is 4-0 against an easy schedule, but they face Purdue this week.
#18 – West Virginia (6-1)
Champions of the Advocare Invitational, only loss is to my #6 Texas A&M.
#19 – Baylor (5-0)
Baylor, 5-0 and champions of the Hall of Fame Classic.
#20 – Creighton (5-1)
Creighton lost to Baylor, but the Bluejays boast a win over UCLA.
#21 – Xavier (5-1)
Xavier has a win over Wisconsin, which keeps them in the top 25 after the loss to Arizona State.
#21 – Nevada (6-0)
Wins over two big mid-majors: Rhode Island and Davidson, they face my #22 and #23 teams in December.
#22 – Texas Tech (6-0)
Champions of the Hall of Fame Tipoff, including a blowout win over Northwestern.
#23 – TCU (6-0)
Beat St. Bonaventure en route to the Emerald Coast Classic.
#24 – Arizona State (6-0)
Arizona State beat Xavier and won the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, to be fair, Arizona State wasn’t on my radar preseason, but they earned this spot.
#25 – Arkansas (5-1)
The only team I have ranked that the AP doesn’t is a bit of a wildcard, but the Razorbacks dominated Oklahoma and Connecticut on their way to a quiet third place in the PK80 Victory bracket.