The Epoch Times College Basketball Power Rankings

January 2, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Louisville v Kentucky
Kentucky freshman center Anthony Davis had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocks in win over Louisville. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

10. Georgetown (12-1)—The Hoyas jump into the poll after a 71–68 win at Louisville last week. This week: versus Marquette (1/4), at West Virginia (1/7). Previous: NR

9. Connecticut (12-1)—The young and talented Huskies are playing well and don’t face a ranked team until February. This week: at Seton Hall (1/3), at Rutgers (1/7). Previous: NR

8. Ohio State (13-2)—The Buckeyes weren’t quite firing on all cylinders in loss at Indiana, but with forward Jared Sullinger back, it’s only a matter of time. This week: versus Nebraska (1/3), at Iowa (1/7). Previous: 2

7. Indiana (13-1)—The Hoosiers’ 74–70 win over Ohio State marked first time they’d beaten both first and second-ranked opponents in one season. This week: versus Michigan (1/5), at Penn State (1/8). Previous: NR

6. Missouri (13-0)—The Tigers beat Old Dominion 75–68 last week but need more wins over ranked teams to get ranked higher. This week: versus Oklahoma (1/3), at Kansas State (1/7). Previous: 6

5. Baylor (13-0)—The Bears are off to their best start in school history with 54–52 win over 14th-ranked Mississippi State last week. This week: versus Texas A&M (1/2), at Texas Tech (1/7). Previous: 7

4. North Carolina (13-2)—The Tar Heels quietly put up a pair of triple-digit performances last week and are still most-feared team in the land. This week: versus Boston College (1/7). Previous: 5

3. Duke (12-1)—The Blue Devils hit nine threes in 85–55 win over Penn Sunday and are hitting 42.9% from behind the arc so far—sixth-best in the country. This week: at Temple (1/4), at Georgia Tech (1/7). Previous: 8

2. Kentucky (13-1)—The Wildcats downed Louisville 69–62 Sunday while recording six more blocks to give them NCAA-leading 129 on the season. This week: versus Arkansas-Little Rock (1/3), versus South Carolina (1/7). Previous: 2

1. Syracuse (15-0)—The Orangemen took care of weaker opponents Seton Hall (75–49) and DePaul (87–68) this past week. This week: at Providence (1/4), versus Marquette (1/7). Previous: 1