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Check out our rankings below:

1. Houston: On track to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

2. Alabama:
Has scored 100 or more points five different times this season.

3. Kansas:
Outscored Baylor 55-26 in the second half on Saturday.

4. Purdue:
Has five days to prepare for its rematch with Indiana.

5. UCLA:
Will have three Quad 1 opportunities in its final four regular season games.

6. Texas:
Sir’Jabari Rice is averaging 18.7 points in his last three games.

7. Arizona:
Will close the regular season with Arizona State, USC, and UCLA.

8. Virginia:
6-2 in games decided by five points or fewer.

9. Marquette:
Shaka Smart looks like the Big East Coach of the Year.

10. Baylor:
The best perimeter in the sport.

11. Tennessee:
Still hard to trust.

12. Gonzaga: Julian Strawther is taking his game to another level.

13. Miami:
Competing for an ACC regular season title.

14. Xavier:
Banged up.

15. Indiana:
Has won four of its last five games.

16. Kansas State:
Has a brutal week with Baylor at home and Oklahoma State in Stillwater.

17. Providence: Ed Cooley is doing one of his best coaching jobs.

18. Creighton:
Got 20 points off the bench in Saturday’s win at St. John’s.

19. Saint Mary’s:
Two wins away from winning an outright WCC regular season title.

20. UConn:
Wednesday’s game against Providence is massive.

21. Iowa State:
Caleb Grill needs to get healthy.

22. TCU: Final Four good when at full strength.

23. NC State:
Will play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018.

24. San Diego State:
The class of the Mountain West — again.

25. Northwestern: Boo Buie is playing like an All-Big Ten first-team caliber player.

26. Pitt:
Both games this week are at home.

27. Duke:
Dariq Whitehead had 14 points off the bench on Saturday against Syracuse.

28. Rutgers:
Cam Spencer has been a revelation.

29. Illinois: Jayden Epps has just two turnovers in his last two games.

30. Iowa: Ran into a buzzsaw at Northwestern.

31. Maryland:
Still ahead of schedule under Kevin Willard.

32. Texas A&M:
Has won five straight games.

33. Michigan State:
Gave up a season-high 84 points in Saturday’s loss at Michigan.

34. Nevada:
Fighting for the second seed in the Mountain West Tournament.

35. Kentucky:
Role allocation is starting to feel cemented.

36. Oklahoma State:
Monday’s game at West Virginia will be armageddon.

37. Florida Atlantic:
Can’t afford any more losses prior to the postseason.

38. Mississippi State: Cameron Matthews is playing his best basketball.

39. Arkansas:
Nick Smith Jr. scored in double figures on Saturday for the first time since December.

40. Memphis:
Was incredibly competitive against Houston without Kendric Davis.

41. Missouri:
Didn’t really threaten Auburn or Texas A&M in back-to-back losses.  

42. USC:
Finally back to full strength.

43. Boise State:
The defending Mountain West regular season and tournament champion.

44. West Virginia:
Stubbed its toe on Saturday against Texas Tech.

45. North Carolina:
0-9 against Quad 1 opponents.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and a contributor to the CBS Broadcast Network since 2016. He joined FanDuel in 2022 as a Content Creator. Rothstein is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks.