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: Julian Champagnie, St. John's. He averaged 29 PPG in wins over Xavier and Butler.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Texas Tech. The Red Raiders got wins over a pair of ranked teams, Baylor and at Texas.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Dan Hurley, UConn. He led the Huskies to wins over Seton Hall and Xavier.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Hartford over Vermont. The Hawks came in 6-16 and handed the Catamounts their first America East loss of the season.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Jabari Smith, Auburn. He averaged 29.5 PPG in two games.
VITALE'S TOP 25:
7. Texas Tech
19. Murray State
21. Ohio State
23. Saint Mary's
24. Wake Forest
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