Not much has changed at the top of the College Basketball Power Rankings this week, as the Texas Longhorns are still holding on to the No. 1 spot on the list.
The Longhorns continue to bang out wins in Texas, having won eight straight while also paying off the college basketball betting crowd with a 7-1 record ATS. Texas is 8-0 in the Big 12 so far this season, which includes four marquee wins over teams in the AP Top 25.
Not only is Texas still No. 1, but the entire Top 5 in the college basketball betting rankings remains the same from last week. The only member of the Top 5 to struggle last week was Kentucky. The Wildcats dropped back-to-back games to Mississippi and Florida last week, and unfortunately for bettors they were favored in both games.
The rankings calculator must have heard the griping of Duke fans after last week's rankings because the Blue Devils had one of the biggest leaps up the list this week. Duke was ranked outside the Top 25 at No. 28 last week, but after crushing defeats of Maryland and North Carolina State last week they jumped 10 spots up to No. 18.
While Duke saw a huge increase up the rankings a few other teams suffered pretty big drops. Washington was hit the hardest with an eight-place drop, falling from No. 16 to No. 24, while West Virginia and Maryland both fell five spots.
The Huskies have lost four in a row all as the favorites and if they keep it up don't expect them to stay in the Top 25 next week. The Terrapins rebounded from their loss to Duke with a blowout win over Wake Forest, so their fall could be a one-week anomaly. West Virginia got thumped by Villanova last week, and with Pittsburgh coming up this week the Mountaineers could be in trouble.
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