College Basketball Rankings: Indiana, No. 16 in the Top 25 And 1, faces tough test at Maryland on Friday
Archie Millers' Hoosiers, coming off of a loss at Michigan, face the Terrapins in a Big Ten battle
The Big Ten is the only power conference that plays league games on Fridays. And I know everybody doesn't dig it. But I love it. Because what's wrong with having fun college basketball seven days a week?
It's a game that will impact the Top 25 And 1 -- one way or another -- because either Indiana will win and improve its body of work or Maryland will win and have a strong case to be included. Beyond that, there are two five-star freshmen involved -- namely Indiana's Romeo Langford and Maryland's Jalen Smith. So this is a super-fun Friday game. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (FS1 or streaming on fuboTV). IU is 16th in Friday morning's Top 25 And 1.
Friday's Top 25 And 1
|1||Tennessee||The Vols' body of work features 12 double-digit victories and a single-digit win over Gonzaga. The lone loss on the resume is an overtime loss to Kansas in which Grant Williams fouled out.||--||31-6|
|2||Duke||Duke's resume includes five wins over top-40 KePom teams - among them Texas Tech, Auburn and Indiana. The lone loss is a neutral-court loss to Gonzaga in the title game of the Maui Invitational.||--||32-6|
|3||Virginia||The Cavaliers' perfect record features 10 double-digit wins - among them Wednesday's 27-point victory at Boston College. Only two teams (Maryland, Marshall) have cracked the 60-point barrier against Virginia.||--||35-3|
|4||Michigan||The Wolverines' perfect start includes double-digit wins over North Carolina, Indiana, Purdue and Villanova. Only two teams have stayed within single-digits of Michigan.||--||30-7|
|5||Gonzaga||The Zags have won six straight games since losing at North Carolina. Their resume includes victories over Duke, Creighton, Washington and Arizona -- and zero sub-10 KenPom losses.||--||33-4|
|6||Kansas||Dedric Lawson finished with 31 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's win over TCU. The Jayhawks' resume features victories over six top-50 KenPom teams and zero sub-60 losses.||--||26-10|
|7||Michigan St.||The Spartans have won eight consecutive games since losing in overtime at Louisville. Seven of their 14 wins are against teams currently ranked in the top 75 at KenPom - among them Ohio State, Florida, Texas and Purdue.||--||32-7|
|8||Texas Tech||The Red Raiders' resume features six victories over top-100 KenPom teams -- among them Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas State. Texas Tech's lone loss is a neutral-court loss to Duke.||--||31-7|
|9||Va. Tech||The Hokies have won nine consecutive games since losing by a point at Penn State. Virginia Tech's resume includes wins over Purdue, Washington and Notre Dame.||--||26-9|
|10||N. Carolina||The Tar Heels' resume features seven wins over top-100 KenPom teams -- most recently a win at NC State -- and zero sub-30 losses. North Carolina is 7-0 inside the Dean Smith Center.||--||29-7|
|11||NC State||The Wolfpack's seven-game winning streak was snapped Tuesday by North Carolina. North Carolina State is now 4-2 against top-70 KenPom schools.||--||24-12|
|12||Florida St.||The Seminoles' body of work features three wins over top-50 KenPom teams and zero sub-30 losses. Next up is Saturday's home game against Duke.||--||29-8|
|13||Nevada||The Wolf Pack bounced back from their 27-point loss at New Mexico with Wednesday's 39-point win over San Jose State. The best victories on their resume are wins over Arizona State and Utah State.||--||29-5|
|14||Miss. State||The Bulldogs' nine-game winning streak was snapped Tuesday at South Carolina. The best wins on Mississippi State's resume are victories over Cincinnati, Clemson and Saint Mary's.||--||23-11|
|15||Oklahoma||The Sooners' body of work features four top-55 KenPom wins and zero sub-15 losses. Oklahoma's two Big 12 losses came at Kansas and at Texas Tech.||--||20-14|
|16||Indiana||The Hoosiers' seven-game winning streak was snapped Sunday at Michigan. Indiana played for the third straight time without Rob Phinisee, who has been in concussion protocol.||--||19-16|
|17||Auburn||Auburn's two-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday at Ole Miss. The Tigers are 0-3 against the three highest-rated KenPom teams they've played.||--||30-10|
|18||Marquette||Markus Howard scored 53 points on 26 shots in Wednesday's overtime win at Creighton. The Golden Eagles' resume features five victories over top-50 KenPom teams and zero sub-50 losses.||--||24-10|
|19||Buffalo||The Bulls' body of work includes wins over three top-60 KenPom teams and a lone loss at Marquette. Buffalo is expected to be favored in every remaining regular-season game.||--||32-4|
|20||Houston||The Cougars took their first loss of the season Wednesday at Temple. They're now 7-1 against top-100 KenPom teams.||--||33-4|
|21||Ohio St.||OSU's loss at Rutgers on Wednesday was the program's first loss to a sub-100 KenPom team since Chris Holtmann took over. The Buckeyes will take a two-game losing streak into Saturday's game with Iowa.||--||20-15|
|22||Kentucky||Kentucky is 2-3 vs. top-100 KenPom opponents with nine victories over sub-100 competition. Seven of the Wildcats' next eight games are against top-100 schools.||--||30-7|
|23||Villanova||Villanova's four-game winning streak has allowed Jay Wright's team to start 3-0 in the Big East for the first time since 2016. The Wildcats are the only Big East team without a league loss.||--||26-10|
|24||St. John's||The Red Storm squandered a double-digit lead Tuesday and lost at Villanova. They're now 1-2 vs. top-50 KenPom teams.||--||21-13|
|25||Iowa St.||The Cyclones backed their big win over Kansas with a bad loss at Baylor. Iowa State is now 4-1 with Lindell Wigginton in the lineup.||--||23-12|
|26||Ole Miss||The Rebels will take a nine-game winning streak - highlighted by Wednesday's victory over Auburn - into Saturday's game at Mississippi State. Ole Miss is 2-0 in the SEC for the first time since 2013.||--||20-13|
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