The Epoch Times College Basketball Power Rankings

December 18, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015
Colgate v Syracuse
Syracuse guard Dion Waiters put up 22 points at N.C. State on Saturday in the win. (Nate Shron/Getty Images)

10. Indiana (10-0)—After a few rebuilding seasons, head coach Tom Crean has the Hoosiers winning again. Freshman forward Cody Zeller has lived up to expectations, averaging 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest. This week: versus Howard (12/19), versus UMBC (12/22). Previous: NR

9. Marquette (10-0)—Buzz Williams’ team features two big scorers in guard Darius Johnson-Odom (18.8 per game) and forward Jae Crowder (17.6) while point guard Junior Cadougan ranks 13th in the country with 6.6 assists per game. This week: at LSU (12/19), versus Wisconsin-Milwaukee (12/22). Previous: NR

8. Baylor (9-0)—The Bears picked up another big road win at BYU (86–83) Saturday but have yet to play a ranked opponent. This week: versus Paul Quinn (12/19), versus Saint Mary’s (12/22), versus West Virginia (12/23). Previous: 4

7. North Carolina (9-2)—The Tar Heels don’t look like they’re rolling yet as evidenced by the 82 points Appalachian State scored against them Saturday. This week: versus Nicholls State (12/19), versus Texas (12/21). Previous: 4

6. Missouri (11-0)—Missouri continues to roll with wins over William & Mary (104–67) and Kennesaw State (94–56) while ranking second in the country in points (87.3 per contest). This week: versus Illinois (12/22). Previous: 8

5. Louisville (10-0)—Rick Pitino’s squad got a nice win over Memphis (95–87) Saturday as guard Russ Smith scored 24 points and had seven steals. This week: versus Charleston (12/20), versus Western Kentucky (12/23). Previous: 7

4. Duke (9-1)—Duke boasts five players who average double-digits in scoring, but their rebounding (33.7 per contest) ranks 245th in the country. This week: versus UNC-Greensboro (12/19). Previous: 6

3. Ohio State (10-1)—Though star forward Jared Sullinger was injured again (foot) in their win at South Carolina (74–66), their other starting forward, Deshaun Thomas put up 30 points. This week: versus Lamar (12/20), versus Miami, OH (12/22). Previous: 3

2. Kentucky (9-1)—The Wildcats won big (87–62) despite Terrence Jones’ injury (dislocated finger). This week: versus Samford (12/20), versus Loyola, MD (12/22). Previous: 2

1. Syracuse (11-0)—Jim Boeheim’s club had a nice road win at N.C. State (88–72) Saturday, though the Wolfpack shot 57.7%. This week: versus Bucknell (12/20), versus Tulane (12/22). Previous: 1