LAS VEGAS - A wild Saturday of college basketball didn't actually do much to change the order of things in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). Sure, Kentucky jumped North Carolina after beating North Carolina 103-100. And Butler jumped Indiana after beating Indiana 83-78. But the 26 teams listed are still exactly the same.
I know Butler fans expected a big jump.
(I saw your tweets!)
But I'm not sure it's necessary, or right, to push the Bulldogs ahead of anybody I have ahead of them right now even though Saturday's win over Indiana was awesome and impressive. Because here's the truth: Yes, Butler has three top-20 KenPom wins, and that's obviously great. But Chris Holtmann's team also has a sub-150 KenPom loss - a loss at Indiana State - on its resume, and no other school I have in the top 15 of the Top 25 (and one) has a sub-150 KenPom loss. In fact, no other school in the top 15 has even a sub-90 KenPom loss.
So Butler is 15th - one spot ahead of Indiana.
Sunday's Top 25 (and 0ne)
Josh Hart has scored 63 points in his last 71 minutes on the court. The senior guard is averaging 20.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting 45.3 percent from 3-point range.
Ten of UCLA's 12 wins have come by double-digits. The Bruins' upset of Kentucky at Rupp Arena remains the best victory for any team this season.
Al Freeman made a career-high five 3-pointers in Saturday's win over Jackson State. The Bears own victories over Louisville, Xavier, Oregon, Michigan State and VCU.
Frank Mason finished with 18 points in Saturday's win over Davidson. He's scored at least 18 points in 10 of the Jayhawks' 11 games.
The Blue Devils have won eight straight since losing 77-75 to Kansas. Four different players, including Amile Jefferson, are averaging at least 15.0 points per game.
Malik Monk, in Saturday's win over UNC, became the first Kentucky player to make 18 field goals in a game since 1984. The freshman combo guard is now averaging a team-high 21.9 points per contest.
7. North Carolina
The Tar Heels shot 53.0 percent Saturday against Kentucky but still lost. They'll close the non-league portion of their schedule with games against Northern Iowa and Monmouth.
The Zags' 10-0 record represents their best start in program history. Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging a team-high 13.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists.
Mangok Mathiang finished with zero points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's blowout of Eastern Kentucky. The Cardinals' lone loss is a 66-63 loss to Baylor.
10. West Virginia
West Virginia's win over UMKC on Saturday doubled as Bob Huggins' 800th career victory. The Mountaineers are creating turnovers on 34.7 percent of their opponents' possessions.
The Cavaliers are one of just three teams that rank in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. They've held four opponents to fewer than 40 points so far this season.
Marcus Foster finished with 22 points Saturday to help Creighton avoid an upset loss to Oral Roberts. The Kansas State transfer is averaging a team-high 18.2 points and shooting 41.4 percent from 3-point range.
The Badgers' only losses are losses to North Carolina and Creighton. Ethan Happ is averaging 13.3 points and 9.6 rebounds in just 24.5 minutes per game.
The Boilermakers rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit Saturday to beat Notre Dame and extend their winning streak to four games. Purdue's only losses are to Villanova and Louisville.
Butler has three top-20 KenPom wins - specifically victories over Indiana, Cincinnati and Arizona. The Bulldogs' lone loss is a 72-71 loss at Indiana State, which makes them the only top-15 team with a sub-150 KenPom loss.
The Hoosiers are 0-2 against fellow Indiana schools this season. They've lost to Butler and Fort Wayne.
Trevon Bluiett finished with 20 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's win over Wake Forest. He's scored at least 20 points in four of Xavier's past five games.
Dusan Ristic finished with a team-high 18 points in Saturday's win over Texas A&M. The Wildcats' only two losses are to Gonzaga and Butler
19. Florida State
FSU shot 56.3 percent from the field in Saturday's win over Manhattan. The Seminoles will take a seven-game winning streak into Monday's game with Samford.
The Gators' three losses are all to teams ranked higher than them in the Top 25 (and one) - specifically Duke, Gonzaga and Florida State. KeVaughn Allen is averaging a team-best 13.1 points.
21. Saint Mary's
Jock Landale recorded his second double-double in Wednesday's 73-51 win over Western Kentucky. The junior center is now averaging 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds.
The Bearcats have won two straight since losing at Butler. Their adjusted defensive efficiency rating ranks among the 10 best in the nation.
23. Notre Dame
The Irish shot 49.3 percent from the field against Purdue on Saturday but still lost. They'll take a two-game losing streak into Monday's game with Colgate.
24. South Carolina
The Gamecocks are 2-1 since Sindarius Thornwell was suspended for an undisclosed violation of athletic department policy. Their lone loss this season is a loss to Seton Hall.
Davon Reed got a season-high 21 points in Friday's win over Florida Atlantic. The Hurricanes have won four straight since losing to Florida.
The Trojans are off to their best start since going 16-0 to open the 1970-71 season. Elijah Stewart is averaging a team-high 16.5 points.