ROTHSTEIN 45: Week 7

Jon Rothstein
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This week’s Rothstein 45 is now live!

Check out our rankings below:

1. Purdue:
Caleb Furst posted a double-double in Saturday’s win over Davidson.

2. UConn:
All 12 victories have come by double figures.

3. Houston:
Jarace Walker was a difference maker on Saturday against Virginia.

4. Virginia:
Suffered its first loss of the season against Houston.

5. Kansas:
Kevin McCullar is averaging 16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in his last three games.

6. Texas:
2-0 under Rodney Terry.

7. Arizona:
Pelle Larsson has quietly made a jump.

8. Gonzaga:
Nolan Hickman has zero turnovers in his last two games.

9. Alabama: Brandon Miller has become appointment television.

10. Tennessee: Only lost at Arizona by five with three starters shooting a combined 5-25 from the field.

11. Arkansas:
Ricky Council IV was an incredible evaluation by Eric Musselman out of the transfer portal.

12. Baylor:
Keyonte George looks like the next Jamal Murray.

13. UCLA:
Held Kentucky and Maryland to an average of 56.5 points. 

14. Duke: Tyrese Proctor is only shooting 23.9 percent from three-point range.

15. Illinois: Mercurial.

16. Kentucky: Only scored 53 points in Saturday’s loss to UCLA.

17. TCU: Undefeated with Damion Baugh in the lineup.

18. Mississippi State: Got a scare against Nicholls.

19. Wisconsin: Connor Essegian has scored eight or more points in eight straight games.

20. Miami: Isaiah Wong is playing like an ACC Player of the Year candidate.

21. Indiana:
Had 23 turnovers in Saturday’s loss at Kansas.

22. Maryland:
Looked exhausted against UCLA.

23. Marquette: Similar to one of Shaka Smart’s teams at VCU, but on steroids.

24. Auburn:
Tre Donaldson looked the part against USC.

25. Michigan State: Should get Malik Hall back at some point soon.

26. Charleston:
Is it too early to talk about this team as an at-large candidate?

27. Virginia Tech: I’m running out of adjectives for Sean Pedulla.

28. Ohio State: Lost a heartbreaker on Saturday against North Carolina.

29. Iowa:
Payton Sandfort might finally be out of his shooting slump.

30. Iowa State: Georgetown transfer Tre King had 11 points in his debut on Sunday.

31. Xavier:
Souley Boum is playing like a Big East Player of the Year candidate.

32. Arizona State: Has a dangerous game this week at San Francisco.

33. North Carolina: Might have had a turning point on Saturday against Ohio State.

34. Memphis: 4-1 against SEC teams.

35. West Virginia: Should be 10-2 entering Big 12 play.

36. New Mexico: 11-0.

37. San Diego State:
Matt Bradley is 1-10 from three-point range in his last three games.

38. Texas Tech: Still doesn’t have any real wins of significance.

39. Penn State: All five starters are eligible for Social Security.

40. Michigan: Escaped against Lipscomb.

41. Utah State: Keep an eye on Max Shulga.

42. Kansas State:
Keyontae Johnson is playing at an elite level.

43. Rutgers: Better than its record.

44. Saint Mary’s: Stubbed its toe against Colorado State.

45. UNLV: Suffered its first loss against San Francisco.

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.

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