NCAAB Betting: Power Rankings Update Feb. 24th
After a crazy weekend of college basketball action, the new Associated Press Top 25 has been released. While the Power 5 conferences make up a majority of the Top 25, we also have some appearances from some other conferences as well. Let’s break down the Top 25 by conferences, and see how each conference is doing. We’ll break things down for the Power 5 conferences, and also give a brief analysis on the others as well. Here goes this week’s Top 25 breakdown so you can keep betting against their College Basketball odds.
NCAA: Updated Midweek College Basketball Rankings
The Michigan Wolverines are the #3 ranked team in the country this week. They had a huge victory Sunday over #4 Ohio State. Even with the loss, the Buckeyes stayed at #4. The Illinois Fighting Illini had a huge victory over Minnesota and stayed at #5. The Illini could move down next week as they were defeated by the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday night. The Iowa Hawkeyes are playing better and moved up to #9. The Wisconsin Badgers stay in the Top 25, holding onto the #23 spot.
The Baylor Bears still hold the #2 spot. They came off of their five-game layoff to defeat Iowa State on Tuesday. Oklahoma moved up to #7. West Virginia moved into the top 10, taking the 10th spot, while Texas dropped two spots to #14. They’ll move up next week as they defeated #17 Kansas on Tuesday night. Texas Tech has been struggling, but still come in at #18.
The Tide is rolling! Alabama checks in at #6 this week. Nate Oats’ squad is looking good and is ready to make a postseason run. Eric Musselman’s Arkansas Razorbacks come in at #20, while Missouri is #24, and Tennessee rounds out the field at #25.
Villanova and Creighton represent the Big East in this week’s Top 25. Jay Wright’s squad moves up to spots to #8, while the Blue Jays move up one spot to #13.
Florida State is playing some great basketball! Many are predicting that the Seminoles could make an appearance in the Final Four. Right now they’re the 11th-ranked team. Virginia takes the #15 spot as they fell out of the Top 10 after their loss to Duke. The Virginia Tech Hokies come off of their layoff and come in at #16.
How can we forget the #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs? They won their two games last week by an average of 25 points. Gonzaga looks like a sure-fire #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. After their loss to Wichita State, the Houston Cougars drop six spots to #12. USC is the lone PAC 12 representative, and checks in at #19. Porter Moser’s Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are the 21st-ranked team, and the San Diego State Aztecs hold the #22 spot this week.
We’re sure to see plenty of movement after this week’s slate of games. Every game is crucial, as teams are positioning themselves for the postseason. The rest of the college basketball season should be very fun to watch!