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LAS VEGAS — This weekend has lots of interesting games on the schedule — among them Tennessee vs. Memphis, Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech and Baylor vs. Oregon. But, at this point, who knows how many will actually be played?

Things are once again changing by the hour because COVID-19 is once again wreaking havoc on sports. Breakthrough cases are sidelining players from coast to coast. Medical officials have now placed at least 16 different college basketball programs on what amounts to a COVID-19 pause this season. Two of them are UCLA and Ohio State. So the CBS Sports Classic that was supposed to be a doubleheader featuring UCLA vs. North Carolina and Ohio State vs. Kentucky on Saturday here inside T-Mobile Arena will now be a standalone game between UNC and UK.

That showdown will tip at 5:30 p.m. ET.

It should be great.

But, man, most of us would be lying if we said we expected things to get this bumpy this quickly. Everything is a mess right now. Hopefully what we're currently dealing with is the worst of it and not something that complicates things through the end of the season. But anybody insisting that's 100% going to be the case is just guessing. There's simply no way to know for sure.

Either way, for now, we'll just take what we can get — which, on Friday, is only one game that includes a school featured in the CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings. Villanova is No. 9 in Friday morning's updated Top 25 And 1. The Wildcats are playing at Creighton in a contest scheduled to tip at 8 p.m. ET.

Top 25 And 1 rankings

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1 Baylor James Akinjo finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists in Sunday's 57-36 win over Villanova. The Bears' next game is Saturday at Oregon. -- 27-7
2 Duke Wendell Moore Jr. finished with 21 points and six assists in Thursday's 92-67 win over Appalachian State. The Blue Devils' next game is Saturday against Elon. -- 32-7
3 UCLA Jamie Jaquez finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's 67-56 win at Marquette. The Bruins' next game is Saturday against North Carolina. -- 27-8
4 Purdue Trevion Williams finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in Sunday's 82-72 overtime win over NC State. The Boilermakers' next game is Saturday against Butler. -- 29-8
5 Gonzaga Chet Holmgren finished with 15 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in Thursday's 80-55 win over Merrimack. The Zags' next game is Saturday against Texas Tech. -- 28-4
6 Arizona Christian Koloko finished with 19 points and eight rebounds in Wednesday's 101-76 win over Northern Colorado. The Wildcats' next game is Saturday against Cal Baptist. -- 33-4
7 Kansas Ochai Agbaji finished with 21 points and four rebounds in Saturday's 102-65 win over Missouri. The Jayhawks' next game is Saturday against Stephen F. Austin. -- 34-6
8 Michigan St. Gabe Brown finished with 15 points and five rebounds in Saturday's 80-64 win over Penn State. The Spartans' next game is Tuesday against Oakland. -- 23-13
9 Villanova Villanova shot 22.2% from the field in Sunday's 57-36 loss at Baylor. The Wildcats' next game is Friday at Creighton. -- 30-8
10 Alabama Alabama finished with 20 turnovers and just 16 assists in Tuesday's 92-78 loss at Memphis. The Crimson Tide's next game is Saturday against Jacksonville State. -- 19-14
11 Auburn Walker Kessler finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in Tuesday's 70-44 win over North Alabama. The Tigers' next game is Saturday against Saint Louis. -- 28-6
12 USC Isaiah Mobley finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's 66-61 win over UC Irvine. The Trojans' next game is Saturday against Georgia Tech. -- 26-8
13 Iowa St. Aljaz Kunc finished with 12 points and five rebounds in Sunday's 47-37 win over Jackson State. The Cyclones' next game is Sunday against Southeastern Louisiana. -- 22-13
14 Texas Tech Kevin McCullar finished with 21 points, five rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's 75-62 win over Arkansas State. The Red Raiders' next game is Saturday against Gonzaga. -- 27-10
15 Houston Josh Carlton finished with 17 points and nine rebounds in Tuesday's 71-56 win over Louisiana. The Cougars' next game is Saturday against Oklahoma State. -- 32-6
16 Tennessee Kennedy Chandler finished with 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in Tuesday's 96-52 win over South Carolina Upstate. The Vols' next game is Saturday against Memphis. -- 27-8
17 N. Carolina Dawson Garcia finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday's 74-61 win over Furman. The Tar Heels' next game is Saturday against UCLA. -- 29-10
18 Ohio St. E.J. Liddell finished with 28 points and nine rebounds in Saturday's 73-55 win over Wisconsin. The Badgers' next game is Saturday against Kentucky. -- 20-12
19 Seton Hall Bryce Aiken finished with 22 points and three assists in Sunday's 77-63 win over Rutgers. The Pirates' next game is Saturday against Iona. -- 21-11
20 LSU Tari Eason finished with 18 points and five rebounds in Tuesday's 89-49 win over Northwestern State. The Tigers' next game is Saturday against Louisiana Tech. -- 22-12
21 UConn R.J. Cole finished with 15 points and five rebounds in Saturday's 74-64 win over St. Bonaventure. The Huskies' next game is Saturday against Providence. -- 23-10
22 Texas Tre Mitchell finished with 14 points and five rebounds in Tuesday's 63-31 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Longhorns' next game is Sunday against Stanford. -- 22-12
23 Xavier Jerome Hunter finished with 15 points, six rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's 86-63 win over Morehead State. The Musketeers' next game is Saturday against Marquette. -- 23-13
24 Colo. St. David Roddy finished with 19 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's 66-63 win over Mississippi State. The Rams' next game is Saturday against Tulsa. -- 25-6
25 Wisconsin Brad Davison finished with 19 points and two assists in Wednesday's 71-68 win over Nicholls. The Badgers' next game is Dec. 23 against Morgan State. -- 25-8
26 Loyola Chi. Braden Norris finished with 18 points and nine assists in Friday's 69-58 victory at Vanderbilt. The Ramblers' next game is Dec. 19 against Norfolk State. -- 25-8