College basketball power rankings: Duke distances itself from the field

USA TODAY Sports

1. DUKE (1) (12-0)

LAST WEEK: Beat Santa Clara (90-77)

THIS WEEK: vs. Davidson (1/2); vs. Wake Forest (1/5)

2. MICHIGAN (2) (13-0)

LAST WEEK: Beat Central Michigan (88-73)

THIS WEEK: At Northwestern (1/3); vs. Iowa (1/6)

3. LOUISVILLE (3) (12-1)

LAST WEEK: Beat Kentucky (80-77)

THIS WEEK: vs. Providence (1/2)

4. KANSAS (8) (11-1)

LAST WEEK: Beat American (89-57)

THIS WEEK: vs. Temple (1/6)

5. ARIZONA (7) (12-0)

LAST WEEK: Beat No. 17 San Diego State (68-67)

THIS WEEK: vs. Colorado (1/3); vs. Utah (1/5)

6. INDIANA (6) (12-1)

LAST WEEK: Beat Jacksonville (93-59)

THIS WEEK: At Iowa (12/31)

7. MINNESOTA (14) (12-1)

LAST WEEK: Idle

THIS WEEK: vs. No. 19 Michigan State; vs. Northwestern (1/6)

8. OHIO STATE (4) (10-2)

LAST WEEK: Beat Chicago State (87-44)

THIS WEEK: vs. Nebraska (1/2); vs. No. 12 Illinois (1/5)

9. SYRACUSE (5) (11-1)

LAST WEEK: Beat Alcorn State (57-36)

THIS WEEK: vs. Central Connecticut State (12/31); vs. Rutgers (1/2); At South Florida (1/6)

10. GEORGETOWN (15) (10-1)

LAST WEEK: Idle

THIS WEEK: At Marquette (1/5)

11. (12) MISSOURI (10-2)

LAST WEEK: Lost to UCLA (97-94, OT)

THIS WEEK: vs. Bucknell (1/5)

12. ILLINOIS (9) (13-1)

LAST WEEK: Beat Auburn (81-79)

THIS WEEK: At Purdue (1/2); vs. No. 10 Ohio State (1/5)

I_medium13. GONZAGA (NR) (12-1)

LAST WEEK: Beat Baylor (94-87)

THIS WEEK: At No. 22 Oklahoma State (12/31); At Pepperdine (1/3); At Santa Clara (1/5)

14. KANSAS STATE (NR) (10-2)

LAST WEEK: vs. UMKC (52-44)

THIS WEEK: vs. South Dakota (12/31); vs. No. 22 Oklahoma State (1/5)

15. FLORIDA (9) (9-2)

LAST WEEK: Beat Air Force (78-61)

THIS WEEK: At Yale (1/6)

16. CINCINNATI (11) (12-1)

LAST WEEK: Lost to New Mexico (55-54)

THIS WEEK: At No. 24 Pittsburgh (12/31); vs. St. John's (1/5)


ON THE CUSP: Creighton, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Butler, New Mexico, Wyoming.

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