NCAA Basketball Rankings, Week 10: Power 32

    Week 10 NCAA basketball rankings for the 2015-16 season. Oklahoma's loss to Kansas might knock it out of the top three, and North Carolina looks for a return to the top five.

    January 11, 2016

    Week 10 NCAA basketball rankings for the 2015-16 season. The top five of the Power 32 remains the same this week.

    The Big 12 really came to play last week, and it took a couple hours of sleep away from all of us with that Oklahoma-Kansas matchup.

    Even with Buddy Hield’s big night, the Jayhawks still came out on top, but it’s not like the Sooners are going to fall far. They’re still one of the nation’s top five teams.

    Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech both handed losses to Virginia, so it wasn’t a big week for the Cavaliers. But it’s not like Arizona had it any easier.

    The Wildcats were knocked off by USC and UCLA, as the Bruins continue to be an up-and-down team.

    Let’s take a look at how the power rankings shape out this week.

    Power 32 NCAA Basketball Rankings

    1. Kansas (13-1), RPI: .6897

    Kansas’ trio of Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden Jr. and Devonte’ Graham went off for 68 points against Oklahoma. The Jayhawks went up against Texas Tech after and took down the Red Raiders, 69-59.

    2. Oklahoma (13-1), RPI: .6788

    How good is Buddy Hield? The Sooners’ star showcased his scoring ability with 46 points against Kansas. Jordan Woodard rode shotgun with 27 points. Oklahoma bounced back by taking down Kansas State, 86-76.

    3. Maryland (15-1), RPI: .6460

    Melo Trimble, one of the nation’s top point guards, torched Wisconsin for 21 points and five assists in the Maryland’s 63-60 win against the Badgers. Robert Carter played a big role in the win with 14 points of his own.

    4. Michigan State (14-1), RPI: .6552

    Guess who’s back, back, back … back again. Denzel Valentine recorded 10 points in 23 minutes in his return, which ended with a 92-65 win over Penn State for the Spartans. Michigan State also picked up a 79-54 win against Illinois during the week.

    5. North Carolina (15-2), RPI: .6673

    North Carolina is glad to be back in the top five. The Tar Heels demolished Florida State, 106-90, and then UNC finished up the week by locking down an 84-73 win over Syracuse.

    6. Providence (14-2), RPI: .6294

    They may have dropped a close one to Marquette, but the Friars have been playing good basketball all season long. Ben Bentil dropped 28 points while Kris Dunn put up 20 points on the Golden Eagles. Dunn’s emerged as one of the nation’s best players, and he’ll have Providence back on track soon.

    7. Xavier (14-1), RPI: .6916

    The Musketeers picked up a solid road win against St. John’s, 74-66. Trevon Bluiett and Myles Davis combined for 37 points on 8-of-20 shooting in Xavier’s only game of the week.

    8. Villanova (13-2), RPI: .6900

    It was a good way to spend the week for Villanova with a 72-62 win over Seton Hall. Daniel Ochefu led the way for the Wildcats with 20 points and 18 rebounds while Kris Jenkins tacked on 11 points.

    9. Miami (FL) (13-1), RPI: .6402

    There’s nothing like an old-fashioned Florida rivalry to keep things fresh. Miami picked up a good win over Florida State, 72-59, on Saturday. Sheldon McClellan led the way shooting the basketball with 21 points against the Seminoles.

    10. SMU (14-0), RPI: .6592

    Cincinnati really gave SMU a challenge, but the Mustangs still came out on top with a 59-57 win. SMU had four players in double figures, but Nic Moore and Ben Moore led the way, combining for 29 points against the Bearcats.

    11. Duke (14-2), RPI: .6532
    12. Virginia (12-3), RPI: .6441
    13. Iowa State (12-3), RPI: .6248
    14. Arizona (13-3), RPI: .6069
    15. Kentucky (12-3), RPI: .6601
    16. Iowa (12-3), RPI: .6366
    17. Texas A&M (13-2), RPI: .6435
    18. Butler (12-3), RPI: .6033
    19. Louisville (13-2), RPI: .6346
    20. West Virginia (14-1), RPI: .6241

    21. Purdue (14-2), RPI: .6223
    22. South Carolina (14-0), RPI: .6159
    23. Pittsburgh (13-1), RPI: .6303
    24. Gonzaga (12-3), RPI: .5921
    25. California (12-5), RPI: .5918
    26. Connecticut (11-4), RPI: .5595
    27. Pittsburgh (13-1), RPI: .6303
    28. UCLA (11-6), RPI: .5900
    29. George Washington (13-3), RPI: .6156
    30. Dayton (12-3), RPI: .6262
    31. Texas Tech (11-3), RPI: .6393

    32. Baylor (13-3), RPI: .6027

    MORE: Projected AP College Basketball Rankings, Week 10


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