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College Basketball Top 50: Iowa St, Purdue, Belmont Rising

February 26th, 2012
Top 50Collegehoops.net's Top 50 Power Ranking is your weekly dive into the national college basketball scene.  The CHN Top 50 is brought to you before all the other polls late Sunday night. Arrows represent notable moves. (Also: Check out the weekly Non-BCS Top 25 Ranking.)

 

Kansas Wins Eighth Straight Big 12 Title

February 26th, 2012
Bill Self won another Big 12 title

The line's been written many times over the years by many writers: death, taxes and Kansas winning the Big 12. All three seem to essentially be guarantees, but many (myself included) felt that this would be the season in which that would change given the Jayhawks' personnel losses from last year's Elite 8 team. No Morrii, Brady Morningstar of Tyrel Reed meant that this was supposed to be a rebuilding year of sorts for Bill Self and his staff...or so many thought.

Davis Leads #1 Kentucky Past Vanderbilt: Saturday's Quick Hitters

February 25th, 2012
Anthony Davis provided another virtuoso performance

#4 Kansas clinched their eighth consecutive Big 12 title with a wild 87-86 overtime win over #3 Missouri, placing head coach Bill Self in some esteemed company. Here are today's "Quick Hitters": 

#5 Kansas vs. #3 Missouri: Saturday's Preview

February 25th, 2012
Marcus Denmon had it rolling in Columbia

Late offensive fouls and the foul line made the difference in the first meeting between #5 Kansas (23-5, 13-2) and #3 Missouri (25-3, 12-3), with the Tigers gaining the edge in both categories and ultimately winning 74-71. There's a lot more on the line in the rematch as the Jayhawks can clinch at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title with a win, but a Missouri win would not only move the Tigers into a tie for first but also give them the all-important head-to-head tiebreaker.

Kansas St vs Iowa St: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 24th, 2012
Kansas State head coach Frank MartinIOWA STATE (20-8, 10-5 Big 12) AT KANSAS STATE (19-8, 8-7 Big 12)

 

Time: 1:30 p.m.

 

Kansas vs Missouri: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 24th, 2012
KansasNO. 3 MISSOURI (25-3, 12-3 Big 12) AT NO. 5 KANSAS (23-5, 13-2 Big 12)

 

Time: 4 p.m.

 

74 Team Power Conference Ranking

February 24th, 2012
ncaa.pngWhile NCAA Tournament runs by Butler and VCU prove that there is more parity than ever in college basketball, the power conferences still rule. Here is a ranking of all 74 power conference teams, including a comparison to how they ranked in the previous update 2 months ago.

 

Consensus Conference Ranking: February vs January

February 24th, 2012
ACC Although the conference table was mostly set back in January when we last updated the Consensus Conference Ranking, there have been some changes since. As you'll see below, the Mountain West dropped from 4th to 6th since January 3rd, while the Colonial and Ivy have jumped 2 spots.

10 Teams To Watch Next Year: The College Basketball List

February 24th, 2012
Ryan Kelly scored 17 points against TennesseeEach week, CollegeHoops.net's Greg Mengelt presents a different College Basketball List. This week, Greg takes a look at 10 teams that are setting up well for next year..