Jon Rothstein

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Check out our rankings below:

1. Purdue: Made mincemeat out of Michigan State on Sunday.

2. Tennessee:
Zakai Zeigler has 27 assists in his last three games.

3. Kansas State:
A different team with a healthy David N’Guessan.

4. Arizona:
19-3 after losing Bennedict Mathurin, Christian Koloko, and Dalen Terry.

5. Alabama:
Should burn the Oklahoma tape.

6. Houston: Jarace Walker is taking things to a different level offensively.

7. UCLA:
Jaylen Clark is just 7-29 from the field in his last three games.

8. Virginia:
The best team in the ACC.

9. Kansas:
Got its mojo back at Rupp Arena.

10. Gonzaga:
Julian Strawther dropped 40 at Portland.

11. Marquette:
Had 22 assists on 34 made field goals against DePaul.

12. Texas:
Next three games are against Baylor, Kansas State, and Kansas.

13. Iowa State:
Had 19 turnovers in Saturday’s loss at Missouri.

14. Xavier:
Souley Boum has just six points in the Musketeers’ two Big East losses.

15. Baylor:
Will take a six-game winning streak into Monday’s game against Texas.

Providence: 17-5 after losing five starters from a Sweet 16 team.

17. TCU:
Has to get healthy.

18. Miami:
5-0 when Wooga Poplar scores in double figures.

19. UConn: Lost six of its last eight games, but still very capable. 

20. Florida Atlantic: Ridiculous balance.

21. Clemson: A dream season is unfolding.

22. New Mexico: The best team this program has had since 2014.

23. Saint Mary’s: Aidan Mahaney is a star.

24. Duke: Doubled up Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta.

25. North Carolina: Has won 10 of its last 12.

26. NC State: D.J. Burns is averaging 21 points over his last three games.

27. Rutgers: Gave up 93 points on Sunday at Iowa.

28. Charleston:
The road to an at-large bid got more difficult after Saturday’s loss to Hofstra.

29. Auburn:
A gauntlet is coming.

30. Northwestern: Boo Buie and Chase Audige may be the best backcourt in the Big Ten.

31. Indiana: Could be a dangerous team by the end of February.

32. Creighton: Ryan Nembhard controls the ceiling in Omaha.

33. San Diego State: Has quietly won 10 of its last 11.

34. Illinois: Held Wisconsin to 33.3 percent shooting at the Kohl Center.

35. Michigan State: Back-to-back road games loom at Nebraska and Rutgers.

36. USC: The trajectory is upward.

37. Missouri: Has beaten Iowa State, Illinois, and Kentucky in Columbia.

38. Arkansas: Jordan Walsh has just eight points in his last two games.

39. Iowa: Got 24 points off the bench on Sunday against Rutgers.

40. Maryland: As Jahmir Young goes, so do the Terps.

41. Memphis: Will get two cracks at Houston in the next five weeks.

42. Kentucky: About to go on a run.

43. Boise State: Elite chemistry.

44. West Virginia: A different team when Jimmy Bell plays at a high level.

45. Oklahoma: Needs to build on Saturday’s win against Alabama.

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.