NCAAB Betting: Power Rankings Update Feb. 17th
With only just a few weeks left in the regular season, things are heating up in the college basketball world. Teams are doing all that they can to make sure that they earn one of the 68 coveted NCAA Tournament spots. Last weekend was the first time that the NCAA Tournament Committee made their season rankings. Let’s take a look at the current Top 25 so you can continue betting against their College Basketball odds.
Updated Midweek College Basketball Power Rankings
The top five has an interesting dynamic. Gonzaga and Baylor are still the top two teams in the country. These two teams have been 1 & 2 in all 13 polls this season. These two are the clear cut favorites to be playing in the National Championship game in Indianapolis. The next three teams are all from the Big 10, as Michigan, who came off a three-week layoff and defeated #21 Wisconsin, comes in at #3. Ohio State is in the #4 spot, and the Illinois Fighting Illini returned to the top five.
The Houston Cougars are #6 this week. Virginia comes in at seven, but will drop in the polls next week after their huge loss to Florida State. The Alabama Crimson Tide continue to roll, as they are this week’s eighth-ranked team. Oklahoma had a huge win over West Virginia and comes in at #9, while Villanova, who lost big to Creighton rounds out the top 10.
The Iowa Hawkeyes, who ended a rough patch with a huge victory over Michigan State is ranked 11th. Texas is #12, West Virginia is 13th, and Creighton moved up five spots to #14 after their huge victory over Villanova. Texas Tech rounds out the top 15.
Florida State comes in at #16. They’ll move up the poll next week after defeating Virginia. Florida State looks like a team that could make some noise in the NCAA Tournament. USC is the lone Pac 12 team in the poll and comes in at 17. Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and Missouri come in at the tail end of the top 20.
Rounding out the top 25 are Wisconsin, Porter Moser’s Loyola Ramblers, Kansas, Arkansas, and San Diego State. Kansas reappears in the poll after a one week hiatus. It was the first time in over 12 years that the Jayhawks hadn’t been ranked in the top 25.