The Epoch Times College Basketball Power Rankings

February 26, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Missouri v Kansas
Thomas Robinson (R) scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Kansas' 87–86 overtime win against Missouri Saturday. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

10. Baylor (24-5)—Bears are 0-4 against Kansas/Missouri this season, but 24-1 against everyone else and head into final week of Big 12 regular season looking for the three-seed in the conference tourney. This week: versus Texas Tech (Monday), at Iowa State (Saturday). Previous: NR

9. Murray State (28-1)—The Racers finished out the conference’s regular season at 15-1 and won their bracket buster convincingly against 23-5 St. Mary’s with a 65–51 win on February 18. Now they’ll enjoy a double-bye in their conference tournament this week. This week: Ohio Valley Conference Tournament (Friday). Previous: NR

8. Missouri (25-4)—Tigers had rough week against sunflower state losing Wednesday to Kansas State at home (78–68), then blowing all of 19-point second-half lead in epic overtime loss at Kansas (87–86) Saturday. This week: versus Iowa State (Wednesday), at Texas Tech (Saturday). Previous: 3

7. Marquette (24-5)—Golden Eagles have lost just once since falling at Syracuse on January 7th, and currently sit at 13-3 in the Big East with two of the league’s top-five scorers in guard Darius Johnson-Odom (18.4 per game) and forward Jae Crowder (17.4). This week: at Cincinnati (Wednesday), versus Georgetown (Saturday). Previous: 8 (tie)

6. North Carolina (25-4)—Carolina, like Duke, needs a mid-week win to set up what would be a winner-take-all contest Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium between the two longtime, bitter rivals. This week: versus Maryland (Wednesday), at Duke (Saturday). Previous: 7

5. Duke (25-4)—After narrowly escaping 15-14 Virginia Tech at home in overtime Saturday, Blue Devils continue to be mystery team at Cameron Indoor Stadium going just 4-2 in their last six games there with three single-digit wins over unranked teams. This week: at Wake Forest (Tuesday), versus North Carolina (Saturday). Previous: 5

4. Michigan State (24-5)—At 13-3 in the Big Ten, the Spartans have claimed at least a share of the conference crown, thanks in large part to forward Draymond Green and his team-leading 15.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game this season. This week: at Indiana (Tuesday), versus Ohio State (Sunday). Previous: 6

3. Kansas (24-5)—Jayhawks’ incredible comeback against Missouri Saturday (were down 58–39) clinches eighth straight Big 12 title, but could set team up for ‘trap’ game Monday at 14-15 OSU. This week: at Oklahoma State (Monday), versus Texas (Saturday). Previous: 3

2. Syracuse (29-1)—Jim Boeheim’s team continues to take advantage of watered-down Big East schedule. Orange have now won nine straight games since their lone loss, though only two have been by more than 10 points. This week: versus Louisville (Saturday). Previous: 2

1. Kentucky (28-1)—Kentucky’s freshman center Anthony Davis continued his march towards national Player of the Year honors with his 28-point, 11-rebound, 6-blocked shots effort in the Wildcats’ 83–74 win over Vanderbilt Saturday. This week: versus Georgia (Thursday), at Florida (Saturday). Previous: 1