Four Gonzaga starters make the updated rankings, but Iowa's Luka Garza still leads the way.
Juwan Howard and the Wolverines are carrying the banner for the rugged Big Ten, while USC and UCLA had big weeks out west.
- Villanova pauses again, postpones 3 games
- Texas leaps to No. 4; Gonzaga still tops in poll
- Villanova's Wright tests positive for coronavirus
- Villanova-Virginia matchup at MSG canceled
Villanova is again pausing all men's basketball activities due to COVID-19 issues within the program, and the Wildcats' next three games have been postponed.
Texas enters the top five for the first time since 2011, but Gonzaga maintains a tight hold on the No. 1 spot in the AP poll.
Texas handed Kansas a historic loss at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. What kind of leap does the Longhorns' blowout merit?
Iowa and Michigan State are struggling. Northwestern and Minnesota are ascending. Will the new Big Ten balance of power hold?
No. 5 Villanova has paused team activities and postponed next week's game vs. Xavier after coach Jay Wright tested positive for COVID-19.
— Collin Gillespie scored 22 points and sank six 3-pointers as No. 5 Villanova routed Marquette 85-68 for its sixth consecutive victory Wednesday night.
The Scarlet Knights moved to 6-0 with a rout of Maryland and victory over Illinois last week, and they make their first appearance in our top 16.
The men's basketball game between No. 7 Villanova and No. 17 Virginia scheduled for Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York has been canceled.
— Collin Gillespie and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl each scored 18 points for No. 7 Villanova, and coach Jay Wright won his 600th career game in an 85-66 victory over Butler on Wednesday night.
Both unranked last week, the Tigers and Seminoles proved they are among the top teams in college basketball.
— Collin Gillespie and Caleb Daniels each hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead No. 9 Villanova past Georgetown 76-63 on Friday night in the Big East opener for both teams.
With the latest ESPN 100 update, Kentucky, Louisville and Creighton all made moves in the top 15.
Prospects committed to Kentucky, Syracuse and other big college basketball schools moved up the rankings.
DePaul says its men's basketball game against No. 9 Villanova on Dec. 14 has been postponed. The team has paused team activities because of positive COVID-19 tests in the program.
Kansas and Creighton, two top-10 teams that will meet in Tuesday's Big East-Big 12 Battle, both feature modern basketball gems.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Kentucky’s poor form, holding coaches on a pedestal, why Seth was disappointed in a well-played Cincinnati-Xavier game and Texas’ defense. Then the guys preview the Big Ten-ACC challenge including, North Carolina-Iowa, Illinois-Duke, Indiana-Florida State, Virginia-Michigan State and Louisville-Wisconsin.
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