College basketball rankings: No. 2 in Top 25 (and 1) UCLA faces No. 15 Arizona
There are two other big games Saturday with both teams in the Top 25 (and 1)
It won't go down as the best Saturday in the history of college basketball, I don't think. But it should absolutely be a fun day of games highlighted by three matchups between schools ranked in the Top 25 (and one) - specifically Louisville at Florida State, Arizona at UCLA and South Carolina at Kentucky.
Arizona-UCLA figures to be the best.
The Wildcats enter on an 11-game winning streak while UCLA is 19-1 with the lone loss coming at Oregon via Dillon Brooks' buzzer-beating jumper. Undeniably, the Bruins are a Final Four threat thanks to a historically great offense led by freshman point guard Lonzo Ball. And Arizona looks the part too considering Sean Miller's team is 17-2 and expected to eventually add Allonzo Trier to the lineup.
UCLA is No. 2 in the Top 25 (and one).
Arizona is No. 15.
The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.
||The Wildcats have four top-25 KenPom wins - including road victories at Creighton and Purdue. The lone loss on the resume is a single-digit loss at Butler.||--||18-1|
||The Bruins made 16 3-pointers in Thursday's win over Arizona State. UCLA is shooting 44.1 percent from 3-point range on the season.||--||19-1|
||The Jayhawks have won 17 straight games since losing to Indiana in the season-opener. Their resume features seven top-50 KenPom wins.||--||17-1|
||The Wildcats are 6-0 in the SEC with four of those victories coming by 20-plus points. They're dominating opponents despite shooting just 35.7 percent from 3-point range.||--||16-2|
||The Zags are 18-0 for the first time in school history. Their resume features four wins over teams also ranked in the Top 25 (and one).||--||18-0|
||The Bears' resume features eight top-55 KenPom wins and a lone loss at West Virginia. Johnathan Motley got 32 points and 20 rebounds in Tuesday's win over Texas.||--||17-1|
||The Seminoles have six top-50 KenPom wins - most notably victories over Notre Dame, Virginia, Duke and Florida. Their only loss since Thanksgiving is last weekend's loss at North Carolina.||--||17-2|
||The Bluejays will play the rest of this season without point guard Maurice Watson. He tore his ACL in Monday's win at Xavier.||--||18-1|
||The Bulldogs scored 63 points in the second half of Monday's win over Marquette. Butler now has seven top-50 KenPom wins.||--||16-3|
||The Irish lost at Florida State on Wednesday despite making 15 3-pointers. All three of their losses are to teams also ranked in the Top 25 (and one).||--||16-3|
||UNC's 17th win this season doubled as Roy Williams' 800th win of his career. The Tar Heels are rebounding 42.7 percent of their own misses, which ranks first nationally.||--||17-3|
||The Cavaliers have won three straight games since losing at Pitt. Their offensive-efficiency rating and defensive-efficiency rating both rank top 15 nationally.||--||14-3|
||Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22.2 points in Louisville's past six contests. The Cardinals are 5-1 in those games with wins over Duke, Indiana and Clemson.||--||16-3|
||The Blue Devils have three top-50 KenPom wins and zero sub-50 losses. They're 1-2 since Mike Krzyzewski stepped away to recover from back surgery.||--||14-4|
||The Wildcats have won 11 straight games since losing to Gonzaga. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.0 points and 7.4 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per contest.||--||17-2|
||All three WVU losses are to unranked opponents - most recently Wednesday's loss at home to an Oklahoma team with a losing record. West Virginia's first loss came to a Temple team that's now 1-6 in the AAC.||--||15-3|
||The Ducks handled Cal easily Thursday despite losing Dillon Brooks to an injury in the first half. Oregon hasn't lost since before Thanksgiving.||--||17-2|
||The Badgers added their third top-50 KenPom win Tuesday when they beat Michigan. They've won 11 of their last 12 games heading into Saturday's game at Minnesota.||--||15-3|
||The Bearcats shot 74 percent from the field in the second half of Wednesday's win over Temple. They're 6-0 in the AAC and alone atop the league standings.||--||16-2|
||Caleb Swanigan produced his 15th double-double of the season in Tuesday's win over Illinois. Four of Purdue's next six games will be played on the road.||--||15-4|
||The Gamecocks are now 13-0 with Sindarius Thornwell in the lineup. They'll take a five-game winning streak into Saturday's game at Kentucky.||--||15-3|
||The Gators' resume features zero losses to currently unranked teams but also zero wins over currently ranked teams. Their best win is December's win at Arkansas.||--||14-4|
||Jock Landale got 10 points and 10 rebounds in Thursday's win over Pacific. It was his seventh double-double of the season.||--||16-2|
||Four of Xavier's five losses are to teams ranked in the top 10 of the Top 25 (and one). Also: Four of the Musketeers' five losses have come in true road games.||--||13-5|
||Four of ISU's five losses are to teams also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). The Cyclones have wins over Miami, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.||--||11-6|
||Melo Trimble finished with 20 points, five assists and five rebounds in Thursday's win over Iowa. The Terps have won four straight since losing to Nebraska.||--||17-2|
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