Every week in 2021-22, I will hand out awards for the week that just unfolded in college basketball and unveil a new top 25:
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Christian Braun, Kansas. He scored a career-high 31 points, hitting 10-of-16 field goals in a win over St. John's
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Purdue. The Boilermakers beat Florida State and previously unbeaten Iowa to move up to No. 1 in my rankings, and likely the AP poll.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Nate Oats, Alabama. His Tide knocked off Gonzaga, 91-82 in Seattle.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee. He scored 27 points in a win at Colorado.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Utah Valley over BYU. The Cougars suffered their first loss of the season as coach Mark Pope lost to his former employer.
VITALE'S TOP 25:
18. Michigan State
19. Iowa State
20. Ohio State
23. North Carolina
25. St. Bonaventure
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