NCAA Basketball Rankings, Week 14: Power 32

    Week 14 NCAA basketball rankings for the 2015-16 season. The entire AP Top 25 was put through the ringer in an up-and-down week.

    February 7, 2016


    Week 14 NCAA basketball rankings for the 2015-16 season. There’s a new No. 1 team.


    In another eye-opening week, both the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels fell. The Sooners went 1-2, while the Heels dropped both games this past week.

    South Carolina was shaken after a loss to Georgia but picked up a huge win over No. 8 Texas A&M.

    The Oregon Ducks are playing some exciting basketball right now, having won six consecutive games.

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


    Power 32 NCAA Basketball Rankings


    1. Villanova (20-3), RPI: .6705

    Villanova picked up its second striaght win by beating Creighton on Wednesday, 83-58, but the Wildcats weren’t done. They picked up another win against No. 11 Providence, 72-60.


    2. Oklahoma (19-3), RPI: .6704

    The Sooners handled their business against TCU, beating the Horned Frogs, 95-72. Buddy Hield and Oklahoma then took a 80-69 loss on the road against Kansas State, which was a bit of a shocker.


    3. North Carolina (19-4), RPI: 6457

    The 71-65 upset loss to Louisville was a bit surprising, but you have to credit the Cardinals for defending their homecourt against the Tar Heels. North Carolina then fell on the road to Notre Dame, 80-76. It was an off week for the Heels.


    4. Maryland (21-3), RPI: .6596

    The Terps took care of business on the road against Nebraska, to no surprise, beating the Cornhuskers, 70-65. Maryland then beat No. 18 Purdue, 72-61, to cap off the week.


    5. Iowa (18-4), RPI: .6497

    Iowa wrecked the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, 73-49, as most expected. The Hawkeyes tacked on another win by beating Illinois on the road, 77-65, to extend their winning streak to three games.


    6. Xavier (21-2), RPI: .6510

    Xavier’s winning streak has now reached five games, and that’s because of another couple of solid performances from the Musketeers this past week. Xavier beat St. John’s, 90-83, on Wednesday and paired that with a 90-82 win over Marquette on Saturday.


    7. Kansas (18-4), RPI: .6596

    The Jayhawks dominated their in-state rival, Kansas State, on Wednesday, beating the Wildcats, 77-59. Kansas followed that up by beating the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, 75-56.


    8. Virginia (19-4), RPI: .6609

    The winning streak for the Cavaliers has now reached six games in a row. Virginia beat Boston College on Wednesday, 61-47, and it picked up a road win against Pitt on Saturday, 64-50.


    9. Michigan State (20-4), RPI: .6212

    The Spartans have been playing inspired basketball once again, having notched four straight wins with help from Matt Costello’s dominance on the boards. Michigan State beat rival Michigan on Saturday, 89-73, to improve to 20-4.


    10. Oregon (20-4), RPI: .6651

    Oregon has been playing great basketball as of late, having picked up six straight wins. This past week saw the Ducks tack on double-digit victories against Colorado, 76-56, and Utah, 76-66.


    11. West Virginia (19-4), RPI: .6428
    12. Miami (FL) (18-4), RPI: .6282

    13. Texas A&M (18-5), RPI: .6210
    14. Iowa State (17-6), RPI: .6346
    15. Providence (18-6), RPI: .5972
    16. Louisville (19-4), RPI: .6136
    17. Wichita St (17-6), RPI: .5914
    18. Baylor (17-6), RPI: .6087
    19. SMU (20-2), RPI: .6449
    20. Indiana (19-5), RPI: .5826
    21. Purdue (19-5), RPI: .6109
    22. Arizona (19-5), RPI: .6028
    23. Kentucky (17-6), RPI: .6195
    24. Dayton (19-3), RPI: .6350
    25. South Carolina (20-3), RPI: .6087
    26. USC (18-5), RPI: .6211
    27. Notre Dame (16-7), RPI: .6052
    28. Duke (17-6), RPI: .6104
    29. UCLA (13-10), RPI: .5688
    30. Florida (15-8), RPI: .6120

    31. Clemson (14-9), RPI: ..5592
    32. Pitt (17-5), RPI: .5930

    MORE: Projected AP Top 25, Week 14

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