After last night’s Temple win over Houston, there are just two undefeated teams remaining in college basketball: Michigan and Virginia.
Of course, neither of those teams is at the top of the polls right now.
13-1 Duke, which fell to Gonzaga earlier this year, has dominated the story lines within the sport all season, thanks to superstar freshmen Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett.
CBS Sports‘ Matt Norlander isn’t ready to put Duke at the top of his power rankings, though.
The Blue Devils moved up from No. 3 to No. 2, but could not take over the top spot.
Virginia, in the same tough conference as Duke, is 14-0. Eventually this will sort itself out on the court, but until then, he is keeping UVA ahead of the Blue Devils.
From his write-up on the Cavaliers:
“Tony Bennett’s team is 14-0, fresh off two more throat-squeezing victories in the ACC. The first was the biggest 13-point blowout I’ve ever seen. Virginia won 65-52 over Florida State on Saturday, but FSU full-court-pressed UVA’s walk-ons to score 14 straight points in the final two minutes. On Wednesday night, Virginia of course had no problems at Boston College, winning 83-56. Given its playmakers, its efficiency and its ever-reliable defense, I still like Virginia right now more than any team in the sport”
Here is the CBS Sports Top 10 power rankings:
- Texas Tech
- Michigan State
- Virginia Tech
Norlander ranked 19 total teams this week, including big-name programs like North Carolina (No. 12) and Kentucky (16) both moved up. On Coach Cal’s Cats:
UK did follow up its don’t-freak-out loss at Alabama with a home win over Texas A&M that wasn’t dominant, but still showed how UK is growing. It got ahead of things despite not getting a good game from Reid Travis. And I like Ashton Hagans more by the week.
Kentucky is still sorting itself out, but it does look more dangerous by the day, as Cal figures out his rotations.
For the full list, head to CBS Sports.