The final version of the college basketball rankings has arrived as the March Madness contenders make some big moves ahead of Champ Week.
The regular season of college basketball is over, and the race for entry to the NCAA Tournament is in full swing. Champ week will start tonight with Sun Belt putting out its auto bid for the NCAA Tournament while the WCC, Horizon League and NEC are among the conventions awarding tickets to tomorrow’s tournament.
Most major teams won’t get underway until this weekend, take time for one final look at the college basketball rankings to see which team is best positioned to take on March Madness after The brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday. We’ll get into our final top 10 in just a minute, but let’s take a look at honorable mentions first.
College Basketball Ranking Week 18: Honorable Mention
Note: All rankings referenced in this story are from the Top 25 AP Week 17 poll.
Wisconsin, Providence, Murray State, Arkansas, UCLA
Badgers was here last week and were poised to take a big leap into the Top 10 before losing to Nebraska on Senior Day, but the bigger concern for Wisconsin is the injury to Johnny Davis, which will wreak havoc on them if he misses the race. participate in the NCAA Tournament. Providence also dropped out of the Top 10 with a lone loss of the week to Villanova while Arkansas’ failure to come back from Tennessee on Saturday secured their spot in the category.
Murray State took care of the business by winning the OVC Tournament and secured automatic bidding for the NCAA Tournament, where they would give anyone they faced for money. UCLA is back in the mix after a two-win week, including a big win over USC to build momentum ahead of the Pac-12 Tournament.
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