College Basketball Top 25: Week 4

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Another week of college basketball is in the books. As promised, here is my college basketball Top 25 after Week 4 of the season:

College Basketball Top 25: Week 4

1. Kentucky Wildcats (Previous: 1)

Record: 6-0

Week Record: 2-0

Nothing new to report for the Wildcats, other than the conductor of this train, Tyler Ulis, is day to day with an elbow injury.

2. Duke Blue Devils (2)

Record: 6-1

Week Record: 2-0

Duke’s only loss continues to be Kentucky. The Blue Devils had another good week, and the freshmen are getting more experience.

3. North Carolina Tar Heels (3)

Record: 5-1

Week Record: 2-0

North Carolina got two solid wins this week beating Northwestern and Kansas State. Important for the Tar Heels to avoid bad losses.

4. Oklahoma Sooners (4)

Record: 4-0

Week Record: 2-0

The Sooners showed off their explosive offense this week, even if they only scored 65 points against Wisconsin.

5. Michigan State Spartans (5)

Record: 7-0

Week Record: 4-0

Michigan State controls the glass better than anyone in the country, but they rely on their guards for offense. Spartans need to keep making shots.

6. Villanova Wildcats (6)

Record: 6-0

Week Record: 2-0

Villanova bores the life out of some people, but the Wildcats are solid again this year. Freshman point Jalen Brunson is the real deal.

7. Maryland Terrapins (7)

Record: 6-0

Week Record: 3-0

Maryland seems to be finding its groove lately. Also, Robert Carter might become a more important transfer than Rasheed Sulaimon when it’s all said and done.

8. Kansas Jayhawks (8)

Record: 4-1

Week Record: 3-0

Kansas was impressive in the Maui Invitational, and beat a pretty dang good Vanderbilt squad to win it. Wayne Selden is their X-Factor once again.

9. Iowa State Cyclones (9)

Record: 5-0

Week Record: 3-0

Iowa State held on for a good win against Illinois, but I still don’t buy them as a top five team. They can play, though.

10. Vanderbilt Commodores (17)

Record: 5-1

Week Record: 2-1

They may have lost to Kansas, but Vanderbilt was one of the most impressive teams of the week. They are so balanced on offense and can lock in on defense.

 

  1. Virginia Cavaliers (5-1) (15)
  2. Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-1) (11)
  3. Purdue Boilermakers (6-0) (13)
  4. Arizona Wildcats (6-1) (12)
  5. Oregon Ducks (5-0) (18)
  6. Texas A&M Aggies (6-1) (UnR)
  7. Cincinnati Bearcats (7-0) (UnR)
  8. Xavier Musketeers (7-0) (UnR)
  9. Miami Hurricanes (5-1) (14)
  10. Syracuse Orange (6-0) (UnR)
  11. Indiana Hoosiers (4-2) (10)
  12. West Virginia Mountaineers (6-0) (UnR)
  13. Providence (6-1) (UnR)
  14. Baylor Bears (4-1) (25)
  15. Butler (5-1) (24)

 

T26. Utah, California, Monmouth, SMU, Louisville

Dropped out: No. 19 Connecticut, No. 20 Utah, No. 21 Wichita State, No. 22 LSU, No. 23 Notre Dame