Another week of college basketball is in the books. Early season tournament are about to begin over the next 10 days, as we see what teams can handle competition. Here are this weeks college basketball power rankings.
1. Michigan State 3-1
The Spartans are looking to be in midseason form. Their win over Seton Hall last week had a Sweet-16 feel to it. They’ll still be tested against Virginia Tech and Duke before conference play.
2. Duke 4-0
Duke has looked very impressive in their first four games as they have four players averaging double digits. They should get a solid test in the Empire Classic next week.
3. Louisville 4-0
Jordan Nwora is off to a hot start averaging 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. They might have the best frontcourt in the country with Nwora and Steven Enoch.
4. Kansas 3-1
The Jayhawks are off to a 3-1 start this season, but they are 1-3 against the spread. Let’s not forget about the things that matter here.
5. Gonzaga 5-0
Gonzaga received a bit of a scare Tuesday as UT Arlington hung around most of the game. They’ll be fine now that they have Killian Tillie back.
6. Kentucky 2-1
John Calipari has been in this situation before. Despite their slow start, Kentucky will be fine as the season continues on. Don’t fall for the overreaction, yet.
7. North Carolina 3-0
The Tar Heels are being led by Cole Anthony early this season. The nations top player is averaging 27.3 points per game. Let’s see if he can keep it up in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
8. Virginia 4-0
Virginia is holding teams to 41.3 points per game. UMass football is allowing 52.4 points. The Cavilers defense is absolutely incredible and suffocating teams yet again.
9. Maryland 4-0
The Terrapins are off to a 4-0 start thanks to five players averaging double figures. Maryland should continue to cruise through their non-conference and even win the Orlando Invitational Thanksgiving weekend.
10. Villanova 2-1
Villanova had a tough loss to Ohio State, but they quickly got back on track. Jay Wright will tighten the ship through non-conference.
11. Texas Tech 3-0
Chris Beards squad has been rolling through this early season. They’ll be tested in a few weeks in the Las Vegas invitational, and following that with games against DePaul and Louisville.
12. Oregon 4-0
The Ducks four wins have come against teams the are ranked higher than 140 in Kenpom’s ratings. The Battle 4 Atlantis will continue to test Oregon in non-conference.
13. Ohio State 4-0
Chris Holtman’s squad already has wins over Cincinnati and Villanova. This team is very good and very athletic.
14. Arizona 4-0
Zeke Nnaji, Nico Mannion and Josh Green are quite the freshman trio for Sean Miller. Their averaging a combined 45.6 points per game and have looked impressive against Illinois and New Mexico State.
15. Seton Hall 3-1
Myles Powell is going to be one of the best players in the country. They held their own against Michigan State and will continue to show the country they’re the real deal.
16. Memphis 3-1
With James Wiseman sitting, this Memphis team is completely different. Penny Hardaway better hope the NCAA reinstates Wiseman as soon as possible, but that’s a lot to ask for.
17. Baylor 2-1
Baylor had their slip up, but will get to show the country they’re still a good squad in the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
18. Xavier 4-0
Xavier is off to a hot start this season. They have a strong chance of winning the Charleston Classic this week.
19. Auburn 5-0
Bruce Pearl’s squad is off to a hot start as four of their five wins came against teams ranked in the top-140, according to Kenpom.
20. Florida 2-2
The Gators offense has been horrible this season. They rank 302nd in effective field- goal percentage, according to Kenpom. Kerry Blackshear is the only bright spot for Florida so far.
21. Tennessee 3-0
Tennessee has four players averaging double figures to start the season. The Volunteers have a tough non-conference schedule coming up.
22. Florida State 2-1
The Seminoles have been off to a slow start. After losing to Pittsburgh, they bounced back against Florida, but did struggle with Western Carolina.
23. Butler 4-0
Butler is off to a 4-0 start with back to back wins over Minnesota and Wofford. They’ll be tested in the Hall of Fame Classic along with a strong non-conference schedule.
24. Texas 4-0
Texas football might not be back, but Shaka Smart has his squad off to an undefeated start. They could see Duke in the 2K Empire Classic this week.
25. Purdue 2-2
Don’t let Purdue’s 2-2 record fool you. The Boilermakers still have one of the best teams in the country, and are rated tenth in the country, according to Kenpom.