Top-25: February 4

The last week of college basketball has been pretty nuts. Surprised, right? Me too. Just in the past week:

  • Arizona’s 49-game home winning streak was snapped by a surging Oregon team
  • West Virginia followed up a terrible performance against Florida by becoming just the 3rd team in the last 4 seasons to defeat Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum
  • Kentucky gave Kansas an incredible fight on Saturday, losing 90-84 in overtime at Phog Allen Fieldhouse. They then squandered a 21-point lead in a loss to 11-11 Tennessee, their 5th loss this season to an unranked team
  • Providence suffered one of the most disappointing losses of the season, 77-70 to DePaul, who improved their record to just 8-14. Ben Bentil was injured in the 1st half, and played sparingly the rest of the way, but Providence should beat DePaul with their eyes closed
  • Louisville was dominated at home by Virginia, a team that has lost road games this season to Florida State, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. They then handed #2 North Carolina their 3rd loss of the season, snapping a 12-game winning streak

Another basic week of college basketball in 2016. These results and others have caused some shakeups in this week’s Top-25.

25. Kentucky (16-6, 6-3)
Last Week: Loss 84-90 @ Kansas (OT); Loss 77-84 @ Tennessee
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 vs Florida; Tue 2/9 vs Georgia

24. Dayton (18-3, 8-1)
Last Week: Win 59-44 vs La Salle
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ George Mason; Tue 2/9 vs Duquesne

23. VCU (17-5, 9-0)
Last Week: Win 79-69 @ Davidson; Win 88-70 @ La Salle
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 vs George Washington

22. Saint Mary’s (18-2, 9-1)
Last Week: Win 68-65 @ Pacific
Upcoming Games: Thu 2/4 @ BYU; Sat 2/6 @ San Diego

21. Indiana (19-4, 9-1)
Last Week: Win 74-68 vs Minnesota; Win 80-67 @ Michigan
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Penn State

20. Iowa State (16-6, 5-4)
Last Week: Loss 62-72 @ Texas A&M; Loss 76-81 vs West Virginia
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Oklahoma State; Wed 2/10 @ Texas Tech

19. Purdue (19-4, 7-3)
Last Week: Win 89-74 vs Nebraska
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Maryland; Tue 2/9 vs Michigan State

18. SMU (19-2, 8-2)
Last Week: Win 80-68 vs Memphis; Loss 68-71 @ Houston
Upcoming Games: Sun 2/7 @ South Florida; Wed 2/10 vs Tulsa

17. Providence (18-5, 6-4)
Last Week: Win 73-69 @ Georgetown; Loss 70-77 @ DePaul
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 vs Villanova; Wed 2/10 @ Marquette

16. Wichita State (17-5, 11-0)
Last Week: Win 78-65 @ Evansville; Win 76-55 vs Southern Illinois
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Illinois State; Tue 2/9 @ Drake

15. Arizona (18-5, 6-4)
Last Week: Loss 75-83 vs Oregon; Win 80-63 vs Oregon State; Win 79-64 @ Washington State
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Washington

14. Miami FL (17-4, 6-3)
Last Week: Loss 69-85 @ NC State; Win 79-70 vs Notre Dame
Upcoming Games: Sun 2/7 @ Georgia Tech; Tue 2/9 vs Pittsburgh

13. Louisville (18-4, 7-2)
Last Week: Loss 47-63 vs Virginia; Win 71-65 vs North Carolina
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 vs Boston College; Mon 2/8 @ Duke

12. Oregon (18-4, 7-2)
Last Week: Win 83-75 @ Arizona; Win 91-74 @ Arizona State
Upcoming Games: Thu 2/4 vs Colorado; Sun 2/7 vs Utah

11. Kansas (18-4, 6-3)
Last Week: Win 90-84 vs Kentucky (OT); Win 77-59 vs Kansas State
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ TCU; Tue 2/9 vs West Virginia

10. Texas A&M (18-3, 7-1)
Last Week: Win 72-62 vs Iowa State
Upcoming Games: Thu 2/4 @ Vanderbilt; Sat 2/6 vs South Carolina; Wed 2/10 @ Alabama

9. Maryland (20-3, 9-2)
Last Week: Win 74-68 vs Iowa; Win 66-61 @ Ohio State; Win 70-65 @ Nebraska
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 vs Purdue; Tue 2/9 vs Bowie State

8. West Virginia (18-4, 7-2)
Last Week: Loss 71-88 @ Florida; Win 81-76 @ Iowa State
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 vs Baylor; Tue 2/9 @ Kansas

7. Michigan State (19-4, 6-4)
Last Week: Win 76-45 @ Northwestern; Win 96-62 vs Rutgers
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Michigan; Tue 2/9 @ Purdue

6. Iowa (18-4, 9-1)
Last Week: Loss 68-74 @ Maryland; Win 85-71 vs Northwestern; Win 73-49 vs Penn State
Upcoming Games: Sun 2/7 @ Illinois

5. Virginia (18-4, 7-3)
Last Week: Win 63-47 @ Louisville; Win 61-47 vs Boston College
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Pittsburgh; Tue 2/9 vs Virginia Tech

4. North Carolina (19-3, 8-1)
Last Week: Win 89-62 vs Boston College; Loss 65-71 @ Louisville
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Notre Dame; Tue 2/9 @ Boston College

3. Xavier (20-2, 8-2)
Last Week: Win 86-65 @ DePaul; Win 90-83 vs St. John’s
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 vs Marquette; Tue 2/9 @ Creighton

2. Villanova (19-3, 9-1)
Last Week: Win 68-53 @ St. John’s; Win 83-58 vs Creighton
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Providence; Tue 2/9 @ DePaul

1. Oklahoma (19-2, 7-2)
Last Week: Win 77-75 @ LSU; Win 95-72 vs TCU
Upcoming Games: Sat 2/6 @ Kansas State; Mon 2/8 vs Texas

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