Jared Bynum of Providence is Dick Vitale's Player of the Week, Gonzaga new No. 1 in top 25

After starting his career with a struggling mid-major at Saint Joseph's, Jared Bynum is now thriving for one of the top teams in the country. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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: Jared Bynum, Providence. He averaged 28.5 points and six rebounds per game in wins over Georgetown and DePaul.

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights earned a pair of wins over ranked teams -- Ohio State and at Wisconsin.

COACH OF THE WEEK: Tim Jankovich, SMU. He led the Mustangs to an upset of Houston, and now has his team tied for the American Athletic Conference lead.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Virginia over Duke. The Cavaliers went into Cameron Indoor Stadium and shocked the Blue Devils.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Jalen Duren, Memphis. He had a pair of double-doubles, including 14 points and 11 rebounds in an upset of Houston.


1. Gonzaga
2. Arizona
3. Auburn
4. Kentucky
5. Purdue
6. Providence
7. Kansas
8. Baylor
9. Texas Tech
10. Duke
11. Villanova
12. USC
13. UCLA
14. Tennessee
15. Wisconsin
16. Houston
17. Michigan State
18. Ohio State
19. Illinois
20. Murray State
21. Texas
22. Wyoming
23. Marquette
24. Saint Mary's
25. Alabama

The 17th annual Dick Vitale Gala, benefiting the V Foundation, will be held May 6, 2022, at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida. For more information visit dickvitaleonline.com.