Houston, Alabama, Virginia and Florida State are climbing the rankings, but Gonzaga and Baylor are still in another echelon.
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- 11/26W 97-38
- 11/27W 77-75
- 12/22L 82-69
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- 12/26W 69-60
- 1/2W 66-58
- 1/7W 81-56
- 1/10L 66-63
- 1/1621L 87-81
- 1/19W 79-65
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— Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Illinois to a 79-65 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night.
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Gonzaga and Baylor are in their own tiers atop men's college basketball. Everyone else, it seems, is fighting for No. 3.
— E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday.
ESPN.com's college basketball experts make predictions for Michigan-Minnesota, Baylor-Texas Tech and other top games of the weekend.
Four Gonzaga starters make the updated rankings, but Iowa's Luka Garza still leads the way.
Juwan Howard and the Wolverines are carrying the banner for the rugged Big Ten, while USC and UCLA had big weeks out west.
— Darryl Morsell scored 19 points, Donta Scott added 16 and Maryland upset No. 12 Illinois 66-63 on Sunday.
West Virginia men's basketball transfer Oscar Tshiebwe has committed to Kentucky, he announced in a Twitter post Sunday night, choosing the Wildcats over Miami, NC State and Illinois.
— Kofi Cockburn scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 12 Illinois rallied to beat Northwestern 81-56 on Thursday night.
— Kofi Cockburn had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Ayo Dosunmu scored 12 and No. 15 Illinois beat Purdue 66-58 on Saturday.
Iowa and Michigan State are struggling. Northwestern and Minnesota are ascending. Will the new Big Ten balance of power hold?
— Ayo Dosunmu scored 30 points, Kofi Cockburn added 15 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 18 Illinois beat Indiana 69-60 on Saturday.