College Basketball Power Rankings: Kansas Takes the Top Spot

Almost every week this season there has been a new team atop the rankings. This week Kansas takes the top spot. The Jayhawks have won 8 straight since dropping their opener at Duke. Gonzaga comes in right behind them at #2. Kansas plays Villanova this week and Gonzaga plays against North Carolina in big matchups this week that will affect the rankings. 

Top-25 Rankings

1. Kansas Jayhawks (9-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 21 vs. Villanova

Top Scorers:

PG Devon Dotson: 19.6 Pts

C Udoka Azubuike: 14.2 Pts

SG Ochai Agbaji: 11.4 Pts

East Tennessee State v Kansas
LAWRENCE, KANSAS - NOVEMBER 19: Devon Dotson #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks in action against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers at Allen Fieldhouse on November 19, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. Ed Zurga / Getty Images

2. Gonzaga Bulldogs

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. UNC

Top Scorers: 

F Filip Petrusev: 15.8 Pts

SG Corey Kispert 14.1 Pts

F Killian Tillie: 12.7 Pts

G Joel Ayayi: 10.5 Pts

Gonzaga v Arizona
TUCSON, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 14: Filip Petrusev #3 and Killian Tillie #33 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs high five on the court during the second half against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on December 14, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. Jennifer Stewart / Getty Images

3. Duke Blue Devils (9-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 19 vs. Wofford

Top Scorers:

C Vernon Carey: 18.5 Pts

PG Tre Jones: 15.6 Pts

SG Cassius Stanley: 11.4 Pts

NCAA East Regional
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils dribbles up court during the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Michigan State Spartans at Capital One Arena on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. / Getty Images

4. Louisville Cardinals (10-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. Miami (OH)

Top Scorers: 

SF Jordan Nwora: 21.3 Pts

C Steven Enoch: 11.7 Pts

SG Ryan McMahon: 9.7 Pts

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 10 Jimmy V Classic - Louisville v Texas Tech
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Louisville Cardinals forward Jordan Nwora (33) during the first half of the Jimmy V Classic college basketball game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on December 10, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

5. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 17 vs. SEMO, Dec. 21 vs. Kentucky

Top Scorers: 

PF Kaleb Wesson: 13.9 Pts

G Duane Washington Jr.: 11.4 Pts

PG DJ Carton: 10.8 Pts

Purdue Fort Wayne v Ohio State
COLUMBUS, OHIO - NOVEMBER 22: D.J. Carton #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes brings the ball up the court in the game against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons during the second half at Value City Arena on November 22, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. / Getty Images

6. Auburn Tigers (9-0)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 19 vs. NC State, Dec. 21 vs. Lehigh

Top Scorers:

PG Samir Doughty: 17.3 Pts

SF Isaac Okoro: 13.6 Pts

C Austin WIley: 10.7 Pts

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NOV 26 Legends Classic - Auburn v Richmond
BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Auburn Tigers forward Isaac Okoro (23) dunks the ball during the second half of the Legends Classic championship game between the Auburn Tigers and Richmond Spiders on November 26, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

7. Maryland Terrapins (10-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 19 vs. Seton Hall

Top Scorers:

PG Anthony Cowan: 16.5 Pts

PF Jalen Smith: 13.5 Pts

SG Eric Ayala: 11.0 Pts

SF Aaron Wiggins: 10.7 Pts

Illinois v Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, MD - DECEMBER 07: Anthony Cowan Jr. #1 of the Maryland Terrapins dribbles the ball against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the second half at Xfinity Center on December 7, 2019 in College Park, Maryland. Scott Taetsch / Getty Images

8. Baylor Bears (8-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. Tenn-Martin

Top Scorers:

PG Jared Butler: 17.4 Pts

SG MaCio Teague: 14.8 Pts

PF Freddie Gillespie: 9.2 Pts

Armed Forces Classic - Washington v Baylor
ANCHORAGE, AK - NOVEMBER 08: MaCio Teague #31 of the Baylor Bears drives against the Washington Huskies in the first half during the ESPN Armed Forces Classic at Alaska Airlines Center on November 8, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. Lance King / Getty Images

9. Dayton Flyers (8-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 17 vs. North Texas, Dec. 23 vs. Grambling State

Top Scorers: 

F Obi Toppin: 21.1 Pts

PG Jalen Crutcher: 12.1 Pts

SG Trey Landers: 10.7 Pts

Dayton  v Virginia Tech
LAHAINA, HI - NOVEMBER 26: Obi Toppin #1 of the Dayton Flyers celebrates a shot during a second round Maui Invitation game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Lahaina Civic Center on November 26, 2019 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Mitchell Layton / Getty Images

10. Kentucky Wildcats (8-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. Utah, Dec. 21 vs. Ohio State

Top Scorers: 

C Nick Richards: 13.8 Pts

PG Ashton Hagans: 13.7 Pts

SG Tyrese Maxey: 12.3 Pts

SG Immanuel Quickley: 12.3 Pts

11. Oregon Ducks (8-2)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. Montana, Dec. 21 vs. Texas Southern

Top Scorers: 

PG Payton Pritchard: 19.2 Pts

SG Anthony Mathis: 11.6 Pts

SG Chris Duarte: 10.4 Pts

PK Invitational - Memphis v Oregon
PORTLAND, OREGON - NOVEMBER 12: Payton Pritchard #3 of the Oregon Ducks brings the ball up the court on Boogie Ellis #5 of the Memphis Tigers during the second half of the game at Moda Center on November 12, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Oregon won the game 82-74. / Getty Images

12. Virginia Cavaliers (8-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. Stony Brook, Dec. 22 vs. South Carolina

Top Scorers:

PF Mamadi Diakite: 13.2 Pts

SF Braxton Key: 10.3 Pts

C Jay Huff: 9.2 Pts

Virginia v Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - DECEMBER 04: Mamadi Diakite #25 of the Virginia Cavaliers is seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on December 4, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. / Getty Images

13. Memphis Tigers (6-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 21 vs. Jackson State

PK Invitational - Memphis v Oregon
PORTLAND, OREGON - NOVEMBER 12: Precious Achiuwa #55 of the Memphis Tigers brings the ball up the court during the first half of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Moda Center on November 12, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. / Getty Images

14. Butler Bulldogs (10-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 21 vs. Purdue

Top Scorers:

PG Kamar Baldwin: 15.7 Pts

SG Sean McDermott: 11.5 Pts

PF Bryce Nze 10.5 Pts

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 07 Florida at Butler
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Butler Bulldogs guard Kamar Baldwin (3) sets up the offense during the men's college basketball game between the Florida Gators and Butler Bulldogs on December 7, 2019, at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

15. Michigan Wolverines (8-3)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 21 vs. Presbyterian

Top Scorers: 

F Isaiah Livers: 14.6 Pts

C Jon Teske: 13.4 Pts

PG Zavier Simpson: 11.6 Pts

G Eli Brooks: 10.8 Pts

Michigan v Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, IL - DECEMBER 11: Zavier Simpson #3 of the Michigan Wolverines dribbles the ball during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at State Farm Center on December 11, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. / Getty Images

16. Michigan State Spartans (7-3)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. Nothwestern, Dec. 21 vs. Eastern Michigan

Top Scorers:

PG Cassius Winston: 16.9 Pts

PF Xavier Tillman: 12.9 Pts

SF Aaron Henry: 10.8 Pts

Rutgers v Michigan State
EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 08: Cassius Winston #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates his basket in the second half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Breslin Center on December 8, 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan. / Getty Images

17. Florida State Seminoles (8-2)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 17 vs. North Florida, Dec. 21 vs. South Florida

Top Scorers: 

SF Devin Vassell: 12.4 Pts

SG Trent Forrest: 12.1 Pts

SG MJ Walker: 10.3 Pts

NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Regional - Anaheim
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: Devin Vassell #24 of the Florida State Seminoles cheers after a play against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at Honda Center on March 28, 2019 in Anaheim, California. Harry how / Getty Images

18. Washington Huskies (7-2)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 17 vs. Seattle, Dec. 22 vs. Ball State

Top Scorers:

PF Isaiah Stewart: 17.0 Pts

SF Jaden McDaniels: 15.0 Pts

SG Naz Carter: 14.7 Pts

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 04 Eastern Washington at Washington
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 04: Washington Huskies forward Isaiah Stewart (33) in action during college basketball game between the Washington Huskies and Eastern Washington Eagles on December 04, 2019, at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

19. Arizona Wildcats (10-2)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 21 vs. St Johns

Top Scorers: 

PF Zeke Nnaji: 15.9 Pts

PG Nico Mannion: 14.2 Pts

SG Josh Green: 13.3 Pts

Wooden Legacy
ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 01: Nico Mannion #1 is congratulated by Zeke Nnaji #22 and Jake DesJardins #55 of the Arizona Wildcats after being named tournament MVP as the Wildcats defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 73-66 to win the Wooden Legacy at the Anaheim Convention Center at on December 1, 2019 in Anaheim, California. / Getty Images

20. Villanova Wildcats

Upcoming Games: Dec. 21 vs. Kansas

Top Scorers:

SF Saddiq Bey: 16.3 Pts

PG Collin Gillespie: 14.4 Pts

SG Justin Moore: 12.6 Pts

PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 12.1 Pts

Providence v Villanova
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 14: Collin Gillespie #2 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts after a play in the second half against the Providence Friars during the Quarterfinals of the 2019 Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2019 in New York City. Evan Vucci / Getty Images

21. LSU Tigers (7-2)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. ETSU, Dec. 21 vs. USC

Top Scorers:

G Skylar Mays: 16.0 Pts.

PF Emmitt Williams: 15.4 Pts.

F Darius Days: 14.2 Pts

SF Trendon Watford: 13.1 Pts

LSU v Michigan State
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Skylar Mays #4 of the LSU Tigers reacts against the Michigan State Spartans during the second half in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. / Getty Images

22. San Diego State Aztecs (10-0)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. San Diego Christ., Dec. 21 vs. Utah

Top Scorers:

PG Malachi Flynn: 16.1 Pts

SF Matt Mitchell: 11.8 Pts

SG Jordan Schakel: 10.8 Pts

PF Yanni Wetzell: 10.2 Pts

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 08 San Jose State at San Diego State
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 08: San Diego State University Aztecs guard Malachi Flynn (22) on defense during the game between the San José Spartans and the San Diego State University Aztecs on December 08, 2019 at the Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alan Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

23. Tennessee Volunteers (7-2)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. Cincinnati, Dec. 21 vs. Jacksonville State

Top Scorers:

SG Jordan Bowden: 12.9 Pts

PG Lamonte Turner: 12.8 Pts

SF Yves Pons: 11.9 Pts

PF John Fulkerson: 11.1 Pts

Iowa v Tennessee
COLUMBUS, OHIO - MARCH 24: Lamonte Turner #1 of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts after being called for a foul against the Iowa Hawkeyes during their game in the Second Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. / Getty Images

24. Indiana Hoosiers (10-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 21 vs. Notre Dame

Top Scorers:

PF Trayce Jackson-Davis: 15.1 Pts

SF Justin Smith 13.5 Pts

G Aljami Durham 12.8 Pts

G Devonte Green 12.5 Pts

Nebraska v Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA - DECEMBER 13: Trayce Jackson-Davis #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers celebrates with Armaan Franklin #2 during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Assembly Hall on December 13, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. / Getty Images

25. DePaul Blue Demons (10-1)

Upcoming Games: Dec. 18 vs. Cleveland State, Dec. 21 vs. Northwestern

Top Scorers:

PG Charlie Moore: 16.1 Pts

PF Paul Reed: 15.5 Pts

SG Jalen Coleman-Lands: 11.0 Pts

PF Jaylen Butz: 11.0 Pts

Buffalo v DePaul
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 08: Charlie Moore #11 of the DePaul Blue Demons in action in the game against the Buffalo Bulls during the second half at Wintrust Arena on December 08, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. / Getty Images

Just Missed:

Wichita State, Richmond, Liberty, West Virginia, Texas Tech, St. Mary's, Stanford, Penn State, Arkansas