Shannon Ryan's Top 25

February 16, 2010

Records through Sunday; last week's ranking in parentheses

1. Kansas 24-1 (1): The Jayhawks own a 10-game win streak.

2. Kentucky 24-1 (3): Four of the Wildcats' final six games are on the road.

3. Villanova 22-2 (4): Nova is alone in first place in the Big East.

4. Purdue 21-3 (5): Purdue is eyeing the Big Ten lead.

5. Syracuse 24-2 (2): The Orange go to Georgetown on Thursday.

6. Duke 21-4 (8): Duke is king of the ACC with a 21-point victory against Maryland.

7. Kansas State 20-4 (9): The Wildcats look good despite a Big 12-worst 15.5 turnovers per game.

8. Georgetown 18-6 (6): Rutgers? Really, who saw that coming?

9. West Virginia 19-5 (7): The Mountaineers get five games to recover from a three-OT loss to Pitt.

10. Michigan State 20-6 (10): Kalin Lucas scored 24 points in his return to the starting lineup.

11. Ohio State 20-6 (11): Big week: Purdue on Wednesday, Michigan State on Sunday.

12. Texas 20-5 (14): Will a 40-point win against Nebraska get the Longhorns back on track?

13. Gonzaga 21-4 (15): None of the remaining five opponents has a winning record.

14. Wisconsin 19-6 (13): Jon Leuer is shooting in practice, but team is mum on his return.

15. New Mexico 23-3 (18): Three of the last five games are in The Pit, where Lobos have one loss.

16. Tennessee 18-6 (12): Forward Wayne Chism is playing through a sprained ankle.

17. Brigham Young 23-3 (16): Jonathan Tavernari hit five straight 3s off the bench.

18. Butler 23-4 (17): A BracketBuster game against Siena awaits on Saturday.

19. Vanderbilt 19-5 (22): A season sweep of Tennessee has Vandy smiling.

20. Pittsburgh 19-6 (24): Three of the next four are on the road, but at least Pitt gets Nova at home.

21. Texas A&M 18-6 (23): The Aggies' last three wins came by a combined 12 points.

22. Baylor 19-5 (25): Center Ekpe Udoh has 100 blocks on the season.

23. Temple 20-5 (NR): The Owls shot 68.6 percent to beat Rhode Island.

24. Wake Forest 18-5 (NR): The Demon Deacons paid back Georgia Tech with a double-digit win.

25. Georgia Tech 17-8(19): Back- to-back road losses aren't good this time of year.

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