College basketball rankings: Duke remains No. 5 in Top 25 And 1 after Zion Williamson's incredible return

Zion Williamson, late Thursday, played for the first time since his shoe exploded and knee was injured 22 nights earlier. To label his performance anything other than incredible would be an understatement considering the freshman phenom took 13 shots, made 13 shots and finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds and five steals in Duke's 84-72 victory over Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.

"Getting Zion back ... is huge," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said after Williamson became the first Blue Devil to get at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in a game since Christian Laettner did it in 1992.

That's 1992.

Williamson's 13-for-13 effort set the Duke single-game record and ACC Tournament single-game record for field goal accuracy. And it's the main reason we get Duke-UNC Part III on Friday night in Charlotte.

Tip is scheduled for 9 ET.

"I'm very excited just to be a part of the game," Williamson said. And the stakes could not be higher considering the winner will basically secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. UNC is No. 2 in Friday morning's updated CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daly college basketball rankings. Duke is No. 5. Virginia is No. 1 for the third consecutive day.

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1 Duke The Blue Devils are 16-5 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over North Carolina. Duke has only lost once all season with its four freshmen starters available -- and the Blue Devils are 2-0 vs. Virginia. 432-6
2 Virginia The Cavaliers are 17-3 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's loss to Florida State. Virginia is 0-2 vs. Duke. 135-3
3 N. Carolina The Tar Heels are 17-6 in Quadrant1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's loss to Duke. North Carolina is 15-2 in its past 17 games with the lone losses in that stretch coming to Duke and Virginia. 129-7
4 Gonzaga The Zags are 10-3 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Tuesday's loss to Saint Mary's in the title game of the WCC Tournament. Gonzaga is 21-1 in its past 22 games. 133-4
5 Kentucky The Wildcats are 16-5 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over Alabama. Kentucky will play Tennessee for the third time Saturday in the SEC Tournament semifinals. 130-7
6 Tennessee The Vols are 14-4 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over Mississippi State. All four of UT's losses are to schools ranked in the Top 25 And 1. --31-6
7 Michigan St. The Spartans are 17-6 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over Ohio State. Michigan State is 8-1 in its past nine games heading into Saturday's game against Wisconsin. 132-7
8 Houston The Cougars are 15-2 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over UConn. Houston is 15-1 in its past 16 games heading into Saturday's game with Memphis. 233-4
9 Michigan The Wolverines are 18-5 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over Iowa. Michigan is 7-4 in its past 11 games heading into Saturday's game with Minnesota. 230-7
10 Florida St. The Seminoles are 14-6 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over Virginia. Florida State is 14-1 in its past 15 games heading into Saturday's game with Duke. 229-8
11 Texas Tech The Red Raiders are 16-5 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Thursday's loss to West Virginia. Texas Tech is 9-1 in its past 10 games heading into the NCAA Tournament. 431-7
12 LSU The Tigers are 16-6 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's loss to Florida. LSU will enter Selection Sunday 1-1 without Will Wade as its head coach. 328-7
13 Kansas The Jayhawks are 17-8 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over West Virginia. Kansas is 8-2 in its past 10 games heading into Saturday's game with Iowa State. 426-10
14 Purdue The Boilermakers are 16-8 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's loss to Minnesota. Purdue is 6-2 in its past eight games heading into the NCAA Tournament. 126-10
15 Va. Tech The Hokies are 11-8 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's OT loss to Florida State. Virginia Tech is 6-3 in its past nine games heading into the NCAA Tournament. --26-9
16 Nevada The Wolf Pack are 9-2 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's loss to San Diego State. Nevada also has two Quadrant 3 losses. 229-5
17 Kansas St. The Wildcats are 14-8 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's loss to Iowa State. Kansas State is 4-1 in its past five games heading into the NCAA Tournament. 125-9
18 Wisconsin The Badgers are 15-9 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over Nebraska. Wisconsin is 12-3 in its past 15 games heading into Saturday's game with Michigan State. 123-11
19 Buffalo The Bulls are 7-2 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities -- with one additional Quadrant 3 loss coming at Northern Illinois -- after Friday's win over Central Michigan. Buffalo will take an 11-game winning streak into Saturday's game with Bowling Green. 132-4
20 Wofford The Terriers are 9-4 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities with zero losses to sub-40 KenPom teams. Wofford finished 21-0 against Southern Conference opponents en route to winning the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. 130-5
21 Cincinnati The Bearcats are 11-5 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities -- with one additional loss coming in a Quadrant 4 game at East Carolina -- after Friday's win over SMU. Cincinnati is 14-3 in its past 17 games heading into Saturday's game with Wichita State. 128-7
22 Auburn The Tigers are 15-9 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over South Carolina. Auburn is 8-1 in its past nine games heading into Saturday's game wtih Florida. 130-10
23 Miss. State The Bulldogs are 12-10 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's loss to Tennessee. Mississippi State is 7-3 in its past 10 games heading into the NCAA Tournament. 123-11
24 Villanova The Wildcats are 17-9 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's win over Xavier. Villanova is 4-1 in its past five games heading into Saturday's game with Seton Hall. 126-10
25 Utah St. The Aggies are 4-2 in Quadrant 1 opportunities after Friday's win over Fresno State. Utah State will take a nine-game winning streak into Saturday's game with San Diego State. NR28-7
26 Marquette The Golden Eagles are 16-8 in Quadrant 1/Quadrant 2 opportunities after Friday's loss to Seton Hall. Marquette is 1-5 in its past six games heading into the NCAA Tournament. --24-10
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Gary Parrish is an award-winning college basketball columnist and television analyst for CBS Sports who also hosts the highest-rated afternoon drive radio show in Memphis, where he lives with his wife... Full Bio

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