Shannon Ryan's Top 25 Men's Basketball Teams

February 09, 2010

Records through Sunday (last week's ranking)

1. Kansas 22-1 (1): The Jayhawks are 2-0 in overtime road games.

2. Syracuse 23-1 (3): It's hard to lose shooting 53.1 percent.

3. Kentucky 22-1 (4): Six straight double-doubles for DeMarcus Cousins.

4. Villanova 20-2 (2): The Wildcats lead the Big East with 85.2 points per game.

5. Purdue 19-3 (7): A showdown with Michigan State awaits Tuesday.

6. Georgetown 17-5 (6): A 13-point victory over 'Nova is going to help the Hoyas at seeding time.

7. West Virginia 19-3 (8): The Mountaineers added Deniz Kilicli, a 6-9 forward from Turkey.

8. Duke 19-4 (10): Meeting with struggling North Carolina doesn't have same appeal.

9. Kansas State 19-4 (11): The Wildcats have won four consecutive road games.

10. Michigan State 19-5 (5): Injured point guard Kalin Lucas' status remains a mystery.

11. Ohio State 18-6 (12): The Buckeyes play consecutive road games this week.

12. Tennessee 18-4 (13): With a limited roster, center Brian Williams' reinstatement will help.

13. Wisconsin 18-5 (14): The Badgers are just a game out of first in the Big Ten.

14. Texas 19-4 (9): Improving 61 percent free-throw shooting should be a priority.

15. Gonzaga 19-4 (16): Jet lag isn't slowing the Bulldogs.

16. BYU 22-3 (15): All three losses came on the road.

17. Butler 20-4 (20): Can the Bulldogs remain undefeated in the Horizon League?

18. New Mexico 21-3 (22): Darington Hobson has six double-doubles this season.

19. Georgia Tech 17-6 (17): A 19-point loss to Duke showed the gap in the ACC.

20. Northern Iowa 21-2 (25): The Panthers haven't scored 60 points in their last three victories.

21. UNLV 19-4 (NR): Tre'Von Willis scored a career-high 33 points to beat BYU.

22. Vanderbilt 18-4 (18): Vandy will try to knock off Tennessee for a second time.

23. Texas A&M 17-6 (NR): The Aggies broke Missouri's 32-game home win streak.

24. Pittsburgh 17-6 (19): The Panthers get a rematch with West Virginia on Friday.

25. Baylor 17-5 (21): The Bears need to recover from their loss to Texas A&M.

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