Top-25: January 28

I will be in Stroudsburg tonight for work, so we’ll go with a watered down Top-25 this week. Nothing really special, just my ranking with a look ahead to what the teams will face this coming week.

25. Saint Mary’s (17-2, 8-1)
Last Week: Win 70-67 vs Gonzaga; Win 89-74 vs Portland
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ Pacific

24. Baylor (16-4, 6-2)
Last Week: Loss 72-82 vs Oklahoma; Win 69-65 @ Oklahoma State
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 vs Georgia; Mon 2/1 vs Texas

23. Michigan (16-5, 6-2)
Last Week: Win 81-68 @ Nebraska; Win 68-57 vs Rutgers
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 vs Penn State (in NYC); Tue 2/2 vs Indiana

22. Purdue (18-4, 6-3)
Last Week: Win 75-64 vs Ohio State; Loss 71-83 @ Iowa; Win 68-64 @ Minnesota
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 vs Nebraska

21. Notre Dame (14-5, 5-2)
Last Week: W 76-49 vs Boston College
Upcoming Games: Thu 1/28 @ Syracuse; Sun 1/31 vs Wake Forest; Wed 2/3 @ Miami FL

20. Oregon (16-4, 5-2)
Last Week: Win 89-81 vs USC; Win 86-72 vs UCLA
Upcoming Games: Thu 1/28 @ Arizona; Sun 1/31 @ Arizona State

19. Kentucky (16-4, 6-2)
Last Week: Win 80-66 @ Arkansas; Win 76-57 vs Vanderbilt; Win 88-54 vs Missouri
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ Kansas; Tue 2/2 @ Tennessee

18. Wichita State (15-5, 9-0)
Last Week: Win 88-54 vs Bradley; Win 80-54 vs Loyola Chicago
Upcoming Games: Sun 1/31 @ Evansville; Wed 2/3 vs Southern Illinois

17. Iowa State (16-4, 5-3)
Last Week: Win 73-60 @ TCU; Win 85-72 vs Kansas
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ Texas A&M; Tue 2/2 vs West Virginia

16. Arizona (16-4, 4-3)
Last Week: Win 71-57 @ Stanford; Loss 73-74 @ California
Upcoming Games: Thu 1/28 vs Oregon; Sat 1/30 vs Oregon State; Wed 2/3 @ Washington State

15. Providence (17-4, 5-3)
Last Week: Win 82-76 @ Villanova (OT); Loss 68-75 vs Xavier
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ Georgetown; Tue 2/2 @ DePaul

14. Maryland (17-3, 6-2)
Last Week: Loss 65-74 @ Michigan State
Upcoming Games: Thu 1/28 vs Iowa; Sun 1/31 @ Ohio State; Wed 2/3 @ Nebraska

13. SMU (18-1, 7-1)
Last Week: Loss 80-89 @ Temple
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 vs Memphis; Mon 2/1 @ Houston

12. Miami FL (16-3, 5-2)
Last Week: Win 77-63 vs Wake Forest; Win 80-69 vs Duke
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ NC State; Wed 2/3 vs Notre Dame

11. Kansas (16-4, 5-3)
Last Week: Win 76-67 vs Texas; Loss 72-85 @ Iowa State
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 vs Kentucky; Wed 2/3 vs Kansas State

10. Louisville (17-3, 6-1)
Last Week: Win 75-71 @ Georgia Tech; Win 91-83 @ Virginia Tech
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 vs Virginia; Mon 2/1 vs North Carolina

9. Michigan State (17-4, 4-4)
Last Week: Win 74-65 vs Maryland
Upcoming Games: Thu 1/28 @ Northwestern; Sun 1/31 vs Rutgers

8. Texas A&M (17-3, 7-1)
Last Week: Win 66-53 vs Missouri; Loss 71-74 @ Arkansas
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 vs Iowa State

7. Virginia (16-4, 5-3)
Last Week: Win 73-65 vs Syracuse; Win 72-71 @ Wake Forest
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ Louisville; Wed 2/3 vs Boston College

6. West Virginia (17-3, 6-2)
Last Week: Win 80-76 @ Texas Tech; Win 70-55 vs Kansas State
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ Florida; Tue 2/2 @ Iowa State

5. Xavier (18-2, 6-2)
Last Week: Win 84-76 vs Seton Hall; Win 75-68 @ Providence
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ DePaul; Wed 2/3 vs St. John’s

4. Villanova (17-3, 7-1)
Last Week: Loss 76-82 vs Providence (OT)
Upcoming Games: Sun 1/31 @ St. John’s; Wed 2/3 vs Creighton

3. Iowa (16-3, 7-0)
Last Week: Win 90-76 @ Rutgers; Win 83-71 vs Purdue
Upcoming Games: Thu 1/28 @ Maryland; Sun 1/31 vs Northwestern; Wed 2/3 vs Penn State

2. Oklahoma (17-2, 6-2)
Last Week: Win 82-72 @ Baylor; Win 91-67 vs Texas Tech
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 @ LSU; Tue 2/2 vs TCU

1. North Carolina (18-2, 7-0)
Last Week: Win 75-70 @ Virginia Tech
Upcoming Games: Sat 1/30 vs Boston College; Mon 2/1 @ Louisville

This weekend, 10 teams from the SEC will battle 10 teams from the Big 12 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, a fun event in the middle of the conference grind. Tomorrow, I will have a preview of the 10 games taking place for this event, highlighted by a battle between heavyweights Kentucky and Kansas.

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