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College Basketball Rankings

The CBSSports.com Top 25 (And One) college basketball rankings are produced by college basketball insider Gary Parrish. These rankings are updated daily throughout the season.
 
CBSSports.com Top 25 (and one)
Rankings updated (12/21/2014) at 09:52 AM EST
RankTeamsCommentsLast WeekThis Week
1Kentucky
Overall: 12-0
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 1
The Wildcats opened on a 24-0 run Saturday and cruised to a 39-point win over UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic. Kentucky is now 12-0 with 12 double-digit victories.W 83-44, UCLA
Dec. 27, at Louisville
2Duke
Overall: 10-0
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 2
The Blue Devils have won every game by at least 10 points. Freshman Jahlil Okafor is averaging a team-best 17.4 points and a team-best 8.9 rebounds while shooting 65.2 percent from the field.W 75-62, Elon
W 66-56, Connecticut
3Arizona
Overall: 12-0
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 3
Arizona spent Friday dealing UTEP its 21st loss in its past 22 games against ranked opponents. Freshman Stanley Johnson is averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.W 101-64, Oakland
W 60-55, at Texas-El Paso
Dec. 23, at UNLV
4Virginia
Overall: 11-0
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 10
The Cavaliers held Harvard to just one field goal in the first half of Sunday's blowout. Mike Tobey finished with a season-high 15 points and 10 rebounds.W 70-54, Cleveland State
W 76-27, Harvard
5Wisconsin
Overall: 10-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 4
Senior Frank Kaminsky is averaging a team-best 16.0 points and 7.6 rebounds, both of which are career-high numbers. He's also shooting a career-best 42.4 percent from 3-point range. Dec. 22, at California
6Gonzaga
Overall: 11-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 5
Pzemek Karnowski finished with 16 points and eight rebounds in Saturday's win over Cal Poly. The junior from Poland is averaging 10.1 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Zags.W 94-54, Texas Southern
W 63-50, Cal Poly
Dec. 27, at Brigham Young
7Louisville
Overall: 10-0
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 6
The Cards won at Western Kentucky on Saturday despite Montrezl Harrell's ejection. Terry Rozier finished with a career-high 32 points in the victory.W 76-67, at Western Kentucky
Dec. 23, Northridge
Dec. 27, Kentucky
8Villanova
Overall: 11-0
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 7
JayVaughn Pinkston finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's OT win over Syracuse. The Wildcats' perfect record features wins over VCU, Michigan, Illinois and the Orange.W 82-77, Syracuse
Dec. 23, New Jersey Tech
9Kansas
Overall: 9-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 8
Freshman Kelly Oubre got a career-high 23 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in Saturday's blowout of Lafayette. The Jayhawks have won eight straight since losing to Kentucky in the Champions Classic.W 96-69, Lafayette
Dec. 22, at Temple
10Texas
Overall: 10-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 9
Javon Felix scored a season-high 17 points in Saturday's win over Long Beach State. UT's only loss is a 12-point loss at Kentucky.W 106-61, Lipscomb
W 78-68, Long Beach State
Dec. 23, Stanford
11Utah
Overall: 8-2
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 11
Delon Wright scored 17 points in Saturday's win over UNLV in Las Vegas. He's averaging 16.3 points, 5/1 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game.W 59-46, UNLV
Dec. 23, South Dakota State
12Wichita State
Overall: 8-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 12
The Shockers erased a nine-point deficit with less than six minutes to play Tuesday to avoid getting upset by Alabama. Darius Carter finished with a game-high 16 points and six rebounds.W 53-52, Alabama
Dec. 22, Loyola Marymount
13St. John's
Overall: 9-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 13
The Red Storm overcame a 15-point halftime deficit Friday while beating Saint Mary's. Their only loss in 10 games is a single-digit loss to Gonzaga.W 53-47, St. Mary's
Dec. 22, Long Beach State
Dec. 28, Tulane
14Washington
Overall: 10-0
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 14
The Huskies have spent the first month of the season establishing themselves as a contender in the Pac-12. They're still undefeated with wins over Oklahoma, SDSU and UTEP.W 86-38, Grambling
W 69-67, Oklahoma
Dec. 22, Tulane
Dec. 28, Stony Brook
15Oklahoma
Overall: 7-3
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 15
Two of the Sooners' three losses are to Wisconsin and Washington. They're still in the top 20 at KenPom even after Saturday's loss to the Huskies.W 85-53, Oral Roberts
L 69-67, Washington
Dec. 22, Weber State
16Georgetown
Overall: 7-3
Conference: 0-1
Previous: 16
The Hoyas' three losses are single-digit losses to Wisconsin, Kansas and Butler. They'll take a two-game winning streak into Saturday's game against Indiana.W 81-78, Charlotte
Dec. 27, Indiana
17Notre Dame
Overall: 11-1
Conference: 1-0
Previous: 17
The Irish beat Purdue by 31 points Saturday. Jerian Grant finished with 10 points and nine assists.W 94-63, Purdue
Dec. 22, Northern Illinois
18Maryland
Overall: 11-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 18
The Terrapins are now 11-1 with a lone loss to Virginia. The own victories over Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Arizona State.W 73-64, at Oklahoma State
Dec. 27, Oakland
19Iowa State
Overall: 9-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 19
Jameel McKay got eight points and five rebounds in 13 minutes during Saturday's win over Drake. It was the first game at Iowa State for the transfer from Marquette.W 83-54, Drake
20North Carolina
Overall: 8-3
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 20
Brice Johnson finished with 18 points and nine rebounds in Saturday's win over North Carolina. He's reached double-figures in points in seven of UNC's 11 games.W 79-56, at NC-Greensboro
W 82-74, Ohio State
Dec. 27, UAB
21Ohio State
Overall: 9-2
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 21
The Buckeyes shot just 34.7 percent from the field in Saturday's loss to North Carolina. Ohio State still has zero top-100 victories, according to KenPom.W 97-55, North Carolina A&T
L 82-74, North Carolina
Dec. 22, Miami (Ohio)
Dec. 27, Wright State
22Baylor
Overall: 9-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 22
The Bears beat New Mexico State by double-digits Wednesday despite shooting just 52.4 percent from the field. Johnathan Motley led Baylor with 16 points and five rebounds.W 66-55, New Mexico State
Dec. 22, Southern
23Colorado State
Overall: 11-0
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 23
Daniel Bejarano made six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 25 points in Friday's win at Denver. The senior guard is shooting 40.4 percent from 3-point range this season.W 85-84, at Denver
Dec. 22, Charleston Southern
Dec. 27, at New Mexico State
24Minnesota
Overall: 9-2
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 24
Friday's blowout of Seattle extended Minnesota's winning streak to six games. The Gophers' only losses are to Louisville and St. John's.W 92-57, Seattle
Dec. 22, Furman
Dec. 27, NC-Wilmington
25Virginia Commonwealth
Overall: 8-3
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 25
The Rams have won three straight since that home loss to Virginia. Treveon Graham is averaging a team-best 16.6 points and a team-best 6.2 rebounds per game.W 78-51, Belmont
W 68-47, at Cincinnati
Dec. 22, E. Tennessee State
26Northern Iowa
Overall: 10-1
Conference: 0-0
Previous: 26
UNI's lone loss is a double-overtime loss at VCU. They'll host Wichita State in a MVC showdown on Jan. 31.W 56-44, Iowa
Dec. 28, South Dakota State
 
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