The Epoch Times College Basketball Power Rankings

January 8, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Northwestern v Ohio State
Ohio State's Jared Sullinger (0) ranked third in the conference in scoring (17.1 a game) and second in rebounding (9.6). (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

10. Kansas (12-3)—After their shocking loss versus Davidson on 12/19, KU has rebounded nicely, culminating in a 67–49 win against Kansas State on January 4. This week: at Texas Tech (1/11), versus Iowa State (1/14). Previous: NR

9. Duke (13-2)—Duke shocked us all in allowing unranked Temple to shoot 56.4% against them in 78–73 loss on Wednesday. This week: versus Virginia (1/12), at Clemson (1/15). Previous: 3

8. Missouri (14-1)—Tigers brought back to earth with 75–59 loss at Kansas State that was really never close. This week: at Iowa State (1/11), versus Texas (1/14). Previous: 6

7. Michigan State (14-2)—Big Ten-leading Spartans have reeled off 14 straight wins since losses to Duke and UNC to start the season. This week: versus Iowa (1/10), at Northwestern (1/14). Previous: NR

6. Indiana (15-1)—Tom Crean is on course for Coach of the Year honors as Hoosiers already have more wins this season than they had in any of the previous three. This week: versus Minnesota (1/12), at Ohio State (1/15). Previous: 7

5. Ohio State (15-2)—A finally healthy Jared Sullinger has put the conference on notice, averaging 19.8 points and 10.8 rebounds in four Big Ten contests. This week: at Illinois (1/10), versus Indiana (1/15). Previous: 8

4. North Carolina (14-2)—Roy Williams’ Tar Heels have quietly won eight straight since a one-point loss to Kentucky and lead the country in scoring (87.8 per game) and rebounding (46.8 per game). This week: versus Miami (1/10), at Florida State (1/14). Previous: 4

3. Baylor (15-0)—Bears still have played only one ranked team thus far, but with three of their next four against top-20 competition, we’ll see how good they really are. This week: at Kansas State (1/10), versus Oklahoma State (1/14). Previous: 5

2. Kentucky (15-1)—Freshman center Anthony Davis continues to dominate the paint, averaging 12.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 4.6 blocks per contest. This week: at Auburn (1/11), at Tennessee (1/14). Previous: 2

1. Syracuse (17-0)—The ‘Cuse shot 61.1% in an 87–73 win over Providence then used a 19–0 run to bury Marquette Saturday, which was first ranked opponent since Florida on 12/2. This week: at Villanova (1/11), versus Providence (1/14). Previous: 1