Jon Rothstein

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Check out our rankings below:

1. Alabama:
Nate Oats needs to be mentioned as a National Coach of the Year candidate.

2. Houston: The most talent this program has had under Kelvin Sampson.

3. Purdue: Braden Smith and Fletcher Loyer were just a combined 2-13 from the field in Sunday’s loss at Northwestern.

4. Kansas:
Ernest Udeh is emerging.

5. Texas:
13-4 under Rodney Terry.

6. Arizona:
Azuolas Tubelis and Oumar Ballo combined for 12 points and four rebounds in Saturday’s loss at Stanford.

7. UCLA:
Jaylen Clark controls the ceiling in Westwood.

8. Virginia:
Armaan Franklin feels like an X-Factor.

9. Baylor:
Adam Flagler is starting to take his game to another level.

10. Marquette:
Had 24 assists on 35 made field goals in Saturday’s win at Georgetown.

11. Kansas State:
Markquis Nowell is a combined 4-22 from three-point range in his last three games.

12. Tennessee:
Lost back-to-back games on buzzer beaters.

13. Xavier: Was awful against Butler and still had a chance to win.

14. Gonzaga: Might be underrated for the first time in a long time.

15. Miami:
Jim Larranaga is a combined 15-19 against Duke and North Carolina.

16. Indiana:
Starting to separate itself as the second-best team in the Big Ten.

17. Iowa State:
Lost two straight.

18. Creighton:
Can win with defense or offense.

19. Saint Mary’s:
Logan Johnson is playing the best offensive basketball of his career.

20. NC State:
Has won five of its last six games.

Providence: Shot 33.3 percent from the field on Saturday against St. John’s and only lost by five.

22. UConn:
Three of its next four games are at home.

23. TCU:
Took Baylor to the wire without Mike Miles and Eddie Lampkin.

24. Pitt:
Competing for its first ever ACC regular season title.

25. San Diego State:
Adam Seiko is an X-Factor.

26. Rutgers: Losing Mawot Mag for the season was a big blow.

27. Northwestern: Chris Collins looks like the Big Ten Coach of the Year.

28. Duke:
Was robbed on Saturday against Virginia.

29. Iowa:
On track to play in seven of the last nine NCAA Tournaments.

30. Oklahoma State:
Nobody has better chemistry than the Cowboys right now.

31. Florida Atlantic:
Still in good shape for an at-large bid if it doesn’t win the Conference-USA Tournament.

32. Illinois:
Coleman Hawkins is averaging 8.6 rebounds in his last five games.

33. Michigan State:
Was dominant on Sunday against Ohio State.

34. North Carolina:
Monday’s game against Miami will tell us a lot.

35. Clemson:
Gave up 15 made three-point shots on Saturday against North Carolina.

36. Maryland:
12-2 this season when Hakim Hart scores in double figures.

37. New Mexico: Jaelen House has to get healthy.

38. Mississippi State: You don’t want to see this team in the NCAA Tournament.

39. Arkansas:
Nick Smith Jr. is back.

40. Missouri:
Deandre Gholston’s buzzer beater against Tennessee felt like a March moment.

41. West Virginia:
Will visit Baylor on Monday.

42. USC:
Saturday’s loss at Oregon State will follow the Trojans all the way to Selection Sunday.

43. Nevada:
Only a game behind San Diego State in the Mountain West standings.

44. Boise State:
Marcus Shaver is thriving as a COVID senior.

45. Texas A&M:
Has two big opportunities this week against Arkansas and Missouri.

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.