The Epoch Times College Basketball Power Rankings

December 11, 2011 Updated: December 12, 2011
Kentucky v Indiana
Somehow Cody Zeller (40) got past Anthony Davis (towering above) and the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

10. Kansas (7-2)— The Jayhawks’ Christmas came early this year as the team beat a Sullinger-less Ohio State squad 78–67 on Saturday. Previous: NR

9. Xavier (8-0)— Despite the ugly ending to their blowout win over in-state rival Cincinnati Saturday their record remains unblemished. Previous: 10

8. Missouri (9-0)— The Tigers continue racking up impressive wins, as they downed Villanova 81–71 and Navy 84–59 this past week. Previous: 7

7. Louisville (9-0)— The Cardinals will take on their second ranked team of the season Saturday against highly-regarded Memphis. Previous: 8

6. Duke (9-1)— The Blue Devils bounced back from their lopsided loss at Ohio State with wins over Colorado State (87–64) and Washington (86–80). Previous: 6

4. (tie) Baylor (7-0)— The Bears face arguably their toughest challenge yet, Saturday, with a road game against BYU. Previous: 5

4. (tie) North Carolina (8-2)— Roy Williams’ Heels are still one the more feared teams in the country, despite their two losses. Previous: 4

3. Ohio State (8-1)— With Sullinger out, Ohio State lost a lot of its bark on the road against a good Kansas team where few have been victorious. Previous: 2

2. Kentucky (8-1)— The Wildcats have now been on both ends of 73–72 scored-games, in the span of one week, with their win against North Carolina and loss at Indiana. Previous: 1

1. Syracuse (10-0)— The Orangemen have continued to play great basketball despite the ongoing distractions. It will be tested this Saturday though, with game at N.C. State. Previous: 3