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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / NCAA Basketball Top 25 (1/8/18): A New Number One

NCAA Basketball Top 25 (1/8/18): A New Number One

NCAA Basketball Top 25
Publish Date: 01/08/2018
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
Nov 18, 2016; Charleston, SC, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Josh Hart (3) looks to the sidelines during the first half of game six of the Charleston Classic against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at TD Arena. Wildcats won 96-77. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

 

1) Villanova Wildcats – The Wildcats lone loss was a one-pointer at Butler.

2) West Virginia Mountaineers – Since a season opening loss the Mountaineers have been rolling, and on Saturday they rolled right over Oklahoma.

3) Virginia Cavaliers – The Cavs are on a six-game winning streak and are coming off a win over North Carolina.

4) Texas Tech Red Raiders – The Red Raiders are for real. They have beaten Kansas, Baylor, Nevada and Kansas State.

5) Michigan State Spartans – The Spartans were beaten 80-64 by Ohio State on Sunday but it looks like a temporary setback.

6) Oklahoma Sooners – The Sooners saw their ten-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday against West Virginia.

7) Wichita State Shockers – The Shockers blew out a good Houston team on Saturday.

8) Duke Blue Devils – The Devils are just 2-2 in their last four games.

9) Arizona State Sun Devils – Got back on track at Utah on Sunday.

10) Xavier Musketeers – The Muskies saw a long winning streak snapped in Providence and face a huge match-up on Wednesday at Villanova.

11) Kansas Jayhawks – The Jayhawks took down a very good TCU team on Saturday.

12) TCU Horned Frogs- The Frogs have lost two close ones to teams ranked higher than them.

13) Purdue Boilermakers – The Boilermakers are a bigtime surprise team this year and could sneak up and win the Big Ten Title.

14) Miami Hurricanes – The Canes got a big one over in-state rival Florida State.

15) Gonzaga Bulldogs – The Bulldogs own wins over Creighton, Texas and Ohio State.

16) Seton Hall Pirates – That Pirates win over Texas Tech looks better and better.

17) Cincinnati Bearcats – The Bearcats breezed by SMU for their seventh-straight victory.

18) Clemson Tigers – It’s about time for people to start taking the Tigers seriously.

19) North Carolina Tar Heels – The Tar Heels are 2-3 in their last five games.

20) Auburn Tigers – The Tigers are on a twelve-game winning streak.

21) Tennessee Volunteers – The Vols beat the Kentucky Wildcats this past weekend and own a win over Purdue.

22) Florida Gators – The Gators are on a five-game winning streak.

23) Arizona Wildcats – The Wildcats have won 9 out of their last 10.

24) Kentucky Wildcats – The Cats are 2-3 against top 50 teams.

25) Ohio State Buckeyes – The Buckeyes have been a surprise this season and Sunday’s win over Michigan State makes us take the Buckeyes seriously.

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