Can you feel it yet? Yes, it’s that time of year, Happy Christmas Eve, and with College Basketball action on the Holiday break, its time to take a look at which teams are making the biggest impact throughout College Basketball. The Big Ten still looks like the best conference in the country, yet the team currently atop the standings still sis outside the top 15 in the Power Rankings this week. Let’s dive into the College Basketball Power 16 for this week.
1. Gonzaga Bulldogs (13-1) Previous rank: 5th
The Zags take over the top spot, following a pair of number one team’s losses throughout the first couple weeks of December. The number one spot in the country remains, with a huge target on it. Can Gonzaga handle it, no games this week with the Holiday’s but things only heat up, for Gonzaga. They might be able to hold the top spot for a while. Next Game: none this week
2. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) Previous rank: 2nd
The Buckeyes remain one of the best teams and the country even with their surprise loss at Minnesota. They rebounded with a strong neutral sight victory over the Kentucky Wildcats. Next Game: vs. West Virginia (in Cleveland, on Sat. 12/28).
3. Louisville Cardinals (11-1) Previous rank: 1st
The Cardinals go as star player Jordan Nwora goes. He didn’t have his best game against Texas Tech and that resulted in Louisville lone loss to this point. Next Game: vs. Kentucky (Sat. 12/28).
4. Duke Blue Devils (10-1) Previous rank: N/A
Joey Baker has become a consistent three-point threat for the Blue Devils, and since their upset loss by SF Austin, Duke has picked up their play with road wins at Michigan State and Virginia Tech. Next Game: vs. Brown (Sat. 12/28).
5. Baylor Bears (11-1) Previous rank: N/A
The Bears have had one game on the schedule between December 10th and 30th and they were able to take of business in a 28-point victory over Tennessee-Martin. Next Game: none this week.