College basketball rankings: Red-hot TCU keeps win streak intact, moves to 10-0
TCU, which downed Nevada late Friday, continues to flourish under second-year coach Jamie Dixon
The Horned Frogs improved to 10-0 late Friday with an 84-80 victory over Nevada in the final game of a tripleheader at Staples Center. So now, barring a big upset, TCU should take a 12-0 record -- and 17-game winning streak -- into its Big 12 opener with Oklahoma on Dec. 30. It's been a remarkable and impressive turnaround for second-year coach Jamie Dixon, who took over a program that went 12-21 the season before his arrival. Before him, the Horned Frogs were bad. But with him, they're 34-15 since the beginning of last season. And a top-30 recruiting class is on the way.
TCU is No. 13 in the Top 25 (and one).
The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.
|1||Duke||The Blue Devils' perfect record features wins over Michigan State, Florida and Texas. Marvin Bagley is averaging 21.9 points and 11.2 rebounds in 30.8 minutes per game.||--||29-8|
|2||Michigan St.||The Spartans have won seven straight games since losing to Duke in the Champions Classic. Miles Bridges is averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game.||--||30-5|
|3||Villanova||The Wildcats' perfect record features wins over Gonzaga and Tennessee. Mikal Bridges is averaging 19.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game.||--||36-4|
|4||N. Carolina||The Tar Heels' lone loss is a neutral-court loss to Michigan State. UNC already owns five top-100 KenPom victories.||--||26-11|
|5||Wichita St.||The Shockers' lone loss is a single-point loss to Notre Dame. They're one of only four teams with a top 15 offensive-efficiency rating and top 15 defensive-efficiency rating.||--||25-8|
|6||Kentucky||The Wildcats' lone loss is a single-digit loss to Kansas. Kevin Knox is averaging 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 35.3 minutes per game.||--||26-11|
|7||Miami (Fla.)||The Hurricanes have won seven of their eight games by double-digits. Dewan Huell is averaging 13.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game.||--||22-10|
|8||Texas A&M||The Aggies' lone loss is a single-digit loss to Arizona in Phoenix. Texas A&M owns four top-50 KenPom wins, including one over West Virginia.||--||22-13|
|9||W. Virginia||The Mountaineers' lone loss is a season-opening loss to Texas A&M. Jevon Carter is averaging 19.4 points, 5.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds in 33.6 minutes per game.||--||26-11|
|10||Virginia||The Cavaliers' lone loss is a single-digit loss at West Virginia. Virginia has the nation's best defensive-efficiency rating.||--||31-3|
|11||Florida St.||The Seminoles' perfect record features seven double-digit wins - most notably a 17-point victory at Florida. Terance Mann is averaging 16.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 29.0 minutes per game.||--||23-12|
|12||Arizona St.||The Sun Devils are off to their best start since the 1974-75 season. They own wins over Xavier, Kansas State and St. John's.||--||20-12|
|13||TCU||The Horned Frogs have won 15 straight games dating back to last season. Kenrich Williams is averaging 14.2 points and 10.1 rebounds in 33.6 minutes per game.||--||21-12|
|14||Xavier||The Musketeers' lone loss is a neutral-court loss to Arizona State. Xavier has beaten Cincinnati, Baylor and Wisconsin.||--||29-6|
|15||Cincinnati||The Bearcats' lone loss is a road loss to Xavier. Gary Clark is averaging 13.8 points and 8.0 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per game.||--||31-5|
|16||Gonzaga||The Zags' two losses are to Villanova and Florida. Mark Few's team owns wins over Creighton and Texas.||--||32-5|
|17||Baylor||The Bears' only losses are to Wichita State and Xavier. They own wins over Creighton and Wisconsin.||--||19-15|
|18||Creighton||The Bluejays' two losses are to Gonzaga and Baylor. They led both of those games at the half.||--||21-12|
|19||Texas||The Longhorns' two losses are to Duke and Gonzaga. Mohamed Bamba is averaging 10.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in 28.0 minutes per game.||--||19-15|
|20||Seton Hall||The Pirates' lone loss is a single-point loss to Rhode Island. They own wins over Texas Tech and Louisville.||--||22-12|
|21||Texas Tech||The Red Raiders' lone loss is a semi-road loss to Seton Hall. They own wins over Nevada and Northwestern.||--||27-10|
|22||Nevada||The Wolf Pack's only losses are single-digit losses to TCU and Texas Tech. Caleb and Cody Martin are combining to average 35.9 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.||--||29-8|
|23||Tennessee||The Vols' lone loss is a single-digit loss to Villanova. UT's resume features wins over Purdue, NC State and Georgia Tech.||--||26-9|
|24||Kansas||The Jayhawks lost to Washington, which is ranked 114th at KenPom. No team ranked ahead of KU has a loss that bad.||--||31-8|
|25||Purdue||The Boilermakers have won five straight since losing to Western Kentucky. Purdue's resume features five top-100 KenPom victories.||--||30-7|
|26||Notre Dame||The Irish own a win over Wichita State but have lost to Ball State. Bonzie Colson is averaging 19.6 points and 9.3 rebounds in 32.0 minutes per game.||--||21-15|
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