Power 36 College Basketball
Power 36 College Basketball – Texas, Michigan State, and Virginia have all risen to the top ten in the Power 36 college basketball rankings. College basketball has been crazy in the first few weeks, with a slew of shocks and a slew of March-level games from San Diego to Indianapolis to Cincinnati to East Lansing to Las Vegas and Spokane at the Power 36 College Basketball. As Feast Week begins on Monday in Maui, the quality of play will only rise.
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Week 2 college basketball rankings: The Power 36
- North Carolina (1): North Carolina is 4-0 after Armando Bacot scored 19 points and 23 rebounds in a victory against CAA championship challenger James Madison.
- Houston (2): Freshman Jarace Walker is an absolute standout for the Cougars. The Cougars’ victory against Oregon should send another powerful statement that they are for genuine on Power 36 College Basketball.
- Kansas (5): The Jayhawks defeated Duke in the Champions Classic and had Jalen Wilson as the next-in-line Big 12 player of the year contender.
- Indiana (6): The Hoosiers passed their first significant test by defeating Xavier on the road in the Gavitt Games.
- Texas (11): The Longhorns thrashed Gonzaga in Austin behind Tyrese Hunter, who came from Iowa State and might wind up being one of the top transfers.
- Gonzaga (3): The Zags rebounded from their defeat in Austin by pulling away from Kentucky in Spokane in the first of six games with the Wildcats in consecutive seasons.
RECAP: Gonzaga defeats Kentucky in a top-4 battle
- Michigan State (19): The Spartans defeated Kentucky in double overtime in the Champions Classic before defeating Villanova at home in the Gavitt Games.
- Creighton (9): The Bluejays will be tested this week in the Maui Invitational, where they are a favorite. Creighton’s first opponent is Texas Tech.
Trevon Brazile recorded the season-high dunk against South Dakota State for Arkansas. Arkansas will be put to the test this week in Maui, where they might face Creighton or Texas Tech on day two at the Power 36 College Basketball.
- Virginia (23): The Cavaliers fought with a heavy heart before defeating Baylor and Illinois to win the Main Event tournament in Las Vegas.
- Baylor (8): After losing to Virginia, the Bears defeated Illinois behind a huge game from LJ Cryer.
- Duke (7): The Blue Devils had opportunities against Kansas in Indianapolis but are still not fully healthy. This week in Portland, we’ll learn more about Duke.
- San Diego State (14): The Aztecs defeated Stanford to gather momentum moving into the Maui Invitational versus Ohio State.
- Illinois (15): The Illini throttled UCLA in the second half before falling to a disciplined Virginia in the Main Event final game in Las Vegas.
- Purdue (16): The Boilermakers’ attack is still being funneled through Zach Edey, and it’s working rather well. In the Gavitt Games, Purdue outlasted Marquette.
- Maryland (NR): The Terps won the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at the Mohegan Sun, defeating Saint Louis and then Miami. Donta Scott had a stellar weekend, scoring 24 points in the championship game. Kevin Willard has the Terps prepared to compete in the Big Ten.
- Arizona (18): The Wildcats have played like a Pac-12 championship contender, and Kerr Kriisa has been outstanding. But, after this week in Maui, we’ll know a lot more about the Wildcats.
- UCLA (4): The Bruins lost two games in Las Vegas, but to two strong March candidates in Illinois and Baylor.
- Kentucky (10): The Wildcats were defeated in double OT by Michigan State and Gonzaga in Spokane last week. They, like UCLA, should not be removed from the top 25 for losing two high-level games.
- Arizona State (NR): The Sun Devils won the Legends Classic in Brooklyn after defeating VCU and Michigan, with Dexter Cambridge Jr. scoring 20 points in the latter game. This came on the heels of a devastating defeat at Texas Southern, and it was accomplished without the injured Marcus Bagley.
Alabama (25): Brandon Miller continued to provide stat-stuffing performance for the Tide. With a game versus Michigan State in Portland, the battle heats up at the Power 36 College Basketball.
- UConn (26): Adama Sanogo is scoring 20 points per game for the Huskies, who are 5-0. This week, UConn will face Oregon in Portland to put itself to the test.
Wisconsin (24): Power 36 College Basketball the Badgers aren’t cruising through their opponents, but their defense has been strong enough to keep them unblemished coming into the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Auburn (27): The Tigers are on a run, but the competition hasn’t caught up yet.
- Iowa (34): The Hawkeyes defeated Seton Hall on the road in Newark. Kris Murray has already made an impression on the early season at the Power 36 College Basketball.
TCU (12): The Horned Frogs rallied back from a devastating setback to Northwestern State with a 35-point victory against UL Monroe.
- Michigan (22): The Wolverines fell after beating Eastern Michigan and Ohio but falling to Arizona State at the Barclays Center (in OT).
Tennessee (28) defeated the same Florida Gulf Coast squad that defeated USC. After the defeat to Colorado, this was greatly needed.
- Saint Mary’s (NR): The Gaels have a 5-0 record and are smashing the competition. There has been no drop-off from the NCAA tournament second-round team from last season at the Power 36 College Basketball.
- Ohio State (31): Freshman Brice Sensabaugh makes his national debut after scoring 20 points against Eastern Illinois. In Maui, the Buckeyes will face a huge challenge against San Diego State.
- Florida (17): The Gators were stunned by FAU before beating rival Florida State.
- Texas Tech (36): The Red Raiders are 3-0 headed to Maui, where each game will put them to the test.
- UNLV (NR): The Runnin’ Rebels made it clear with a home victory over Dayton that they aim to be a Mountain West contender.
- Dayton (21): The Flyers were defeated by UNLV but rebounded with a victory over Robert Morris before facing Wisconsin in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
- UMass (NR): Under Frank Martin, the Minutemen won the Myrtle Beach Invitational, defeating Charlotte, Murray State, and Colorado.
- Drake (NR): Tucker DeVries, a Missouri Valley favorite and likely conference player of the year, scored 29 points in a victory against Wyoming in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands.
Colorado (20), UC Irvine (29), Rutgers (30), Miami (32), Xavier (33), and Power 36 College Basketball Texas A&M all dropped out (35).
This week’s team
Virginia: The Cavaliers capped up an emotional week by winning the Main Event in Las Vegas, defeating Baylor and then Illinois at the Power 36 College Basketball. After the killings of three Virginia football players — Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler, and D’Sean Perry — the Cavaliers were playing with heavy hearts. The Cavaliers postponed their game against Northern Iowa on Monday, one day after the tragedy. They subsequently traveled to Las Vegas, where they were able to maintain their concentration long enough to defeat two top-20 teams in a row. The Cavs limited Illinois’ Terrence Shannon Jr. to nine points after he scored 29 the night before against UCLA. The Cavs’ next significant test will be the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 29 against Michigan.
Weekly Player of the Week
Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis: TJD scored 30 points against Xavier in the Hoosiers’ opening game of the season at the Cintas Center at the Power 36 College Basketball. Last season, Indiana was a bad road squad. This was a significant step toward proving Indiana is the genuine thing, and TJD should be considered as a national player of the year contender. TJD didn’t back down against Miami (OH) on Sunday, ending with 17 points and 16 rebounds.