Villanova Battle 4 Atlantis

Updated top 25

Updated top 25 for December 2nd.

Just when Arizona State was beginning to stake a claim after jumping out to a 6-0 start with wins at UNLV, and vs Bradley and Marquette, they were crushed in their holiday opener vs Creighton, and then wrapped up that tournament with a bad loss to Miami. That 2nd loss could come back against them in March, as the Hurricanes aren't projected to do much in the ACC.

At the top end of things teams are having a difficult time maintaining their footing. Kansas lost to Villanova on a late bucket in a ballroom, Oklahoma State struggled against Butler and then dropped one to Memphis. Arizona picked up a signature win by beating Duke, and moved up several spots in the rankings. But Villanova was the team of the week, crushing USC in their tourney opener, and then beating Kansas and Iowa to win the Battle 4 Atlantis.

With the early holiday tournaments completed, the next great force in the power shaping of this season is the ACC-Big Ten Challenge which takes place Tuesday and Wednesday.

So where are we now?

1. Michigan State (7-0). Next: Wed vs North Carolina

2. Arizona (7-0). Next: Tue vs Texas Tech

3. Ohio State (6-0). Next: Wed vs Maryland

4. Villanova (7-0). Next: Wed vs Penn

5. Wichita State (8-0). Next: Sat at Oral Roberts

6. Syracuse (7-0). Next: Tue vs Indiana

7. Kentucky (7-1). Next.: Fri vs No. 22 Baylor

8. Wisconsin (8-0). Next: Wed at No. 20 Virginia

9. Kansas (6-1). Next: Sat vs Colorado

10. Connecticut (7-0). Next: Today vs No. 17 Florida

11. Pittsburgh (7-0). Next: Tue vs Penn State

12. Louisville (6-1). Next: Wed vs UMKC

13. Iowa State (5-0). Next: Today vs Auburn

14.  Memphis (5-1). Next: Sat vs Northwestern State

15. Oklahoma State (7-1). Next: Fri vs South Carolina

16. Iowa (7-1). Next: Tue vs Notre Dame

17. Florida (6-1). Next: Today at No. 10 UConn

18. Massachussetts (6-0). Next: Tue at Eastern Michigan

19. Dayton (6-1). Next: Wed vs Delaware State

20. Virginia (7-1). Next: Wed vs No. 8 Wisconsin

21. Oregon (7-0). Next: Sun at Ole Miss

22. Baylor (7-1). Next: Fri vs No. 7 Kentucky

23. Duke (6-2). Next: Tue vs Michigan

24. Gonzaga (7-1). Next: Sat vs New Mexico State

25. San Diego State (5-1). Next: Thu at San Diego

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