School basketball rankings: Oklahoma vaults into prime 10 after snapping Alabama’s successful streak


Minutes earlier than the scheduled begin of the sport, it was introduced on Saturday that Oklahoma can be down two starters in opposition to Alabama — main scorer Austin Reaves amongst them — due to COVID-19 points throughout the program. Predictably, the road moved shortly. The Sooners closed as 2.5-point underdogs in some locations.

However they gained the sport anyway.

Last rating: Oklahoma 66, Alabama 61.

The Crimson Tide, in possession of certainly one of school basketball’s most explosive offenses, missed every of the final eight photographs they tried and did not have a subject purpose within the closing 4:23. So their 10-game successful streak is not any extra. In the meantime, Oklahoma is now on a five-game successful streak that additionally options wins over Texas and Kansas. If you mix that with the truth that the Sooners beat West Virginia earlier this month, Lon Kruger’s squad simply grew to become the primary crew to file 4 regular-season wins in the identical month over faculties ranked within the prime 10 of the Related Press Prime 25 ballot in additional than 45 years.

“It is big,” Kruger instructed reporters after Saturday’s victory. “Anytime you possibly can win a sport like that, [it’s] massive from a resume standpoint, massive from a confidence standpoint, [big for] momentum. It is persevering with to maneuver in the best path. These wins, you by no means take these with no consideration.”

On the opposite aspect, Alabama coach Nate Oats appeared to recommend he was unsurprised by what occurred. He mentioned he is seen it earlier than.

“Typically, when groups are down a few gamers, there is a galvanizing impact,” Oats defined. “It is occurred for us and in opposition to us. I assumed [Oklahoma] performed exhausting to start with. After which after they’re down two starters, they actually purchased in. We tried to inform our guys. I’ve received to do a greater job ensuring we’re able to play.”

The win launched Oklahoma as much as No. 10 in Sunday morning’s up to date CBS Sports activities Prime 25 And 1 each day school basketball rankings. Alabama is now No. 11. Gonzaga and Baylor remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, after every recorded one other double-digit win. Gonzaga is now 17-0 with 16 double-digit victories. Baylor is 16-0 with 14 double-digit victories.

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Sunday’s Prime 25 And 1 rankings

Largest Movers

Rk

Groups

 

Chg

Rcrd


1


Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s good file consists of double-digit victories over Iowa, Virginia and Kansas. The Zags have gained their eight West Coast Convention video games by a median of 25.4 factors. 17-0

2


Baylor

Baylor’s good file is highlighted by victories over Illinois, Texas Tech and Kansas. The Bears have gained 14 of their 16 video games by double-digits. 16-0

3


Villanova

Villanova is 3-0 with two wins over Seton Corridor since getting back from a COVID-19 pause. The Wildcats will take a nine-game successful streak into Wednesday’s sport at St. John’s. 11-1

4


Michigan

Michigan is 8-1 within the first two quadrants with double-digit wins over Minnesota, Wisconsin and Purdue. The Wolverines’ lone loss got here at Minnesota.

13-1

5


Houston

Houston is 5-1 within the first two quadrants with a double-digit victory over Texas Tech. The Cougars will take a seven-game successful streak into Sunday’s sport with SMU.

14-1

6


Texas

Texas was lacking three of its prime eight gamers, and coach Shaka Good, in Tuesday’s loss to Oklahoma due to COVID-19 points. The Longhorns are 6-3 within the first two quadrants with all three losses coming within the first quadrant. 11-3

7


Ohio St.

Ohio State is 5-1 in its previous six video games with victories over Wisconsin and Illinois. The Buckeyes will take a two-game successful streak into Sunday’s sport with Michigan State.

3 13-4

8


Illinois

Illinois beat Iowa on Friday to enhance to 8-5 inside the primary two quadrants. 4 of the Illini’s 5 losses are thought of Quadrant 1 defeats.

3 11-5

9


Iowa

Iowa’s loss at Illinois on Friday dropped the Hawkeyes to 6-4 within the first two quadrants. They will take a two-game dropping streak into Tuesday’s sport with Michigan State.

3 12-4

10


Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s five-game successful streak consists of victories over Texas, Alabama and Kansas. The Sooners have 4 Quadrant 1 wins and nil losses exterior of the primary quadrant. 10 11-4

11


Alabama

Alabama’s 10-game successful streak was snapped Saturday at Oklahoma. The Crimson Tide is 9-3 within the first two quadrants with one extra loss coming to Western Kentucky. 3 14-4

12


W. Virginia

West Virginia’s two-game successful streak was snapped Saturday by Florida. The Mountaineers are 6-5 within the first two quadrants with all 5 losses qualifying as Quadrant 1 defeats. 5 11-5

13


Texas Tech

Texas Tech used a 12-0 run within the closing minute Saturday to win at LSU. The Crimson Raiders are 4-2 of their previous six video games with the one losses in that stretch coming to Baylor and West Virginia. 12-5

14


Missouri

Missouri prevented what would’ve been its first Quadrant 3 loss by edging TCU in time beyond regulation on Saturday. The Tigers are 6-3 within the first two quadrants with wins over Illinois and Tennessee. 11-3

15


Tennessee

Tennessee improved to 5-3 in Quadrant 1 alternatives through Saturday’s blowout of Kansas. The Vols will take a two-game successful streak into Tuesday’s sport at Ole Miss. 4 12-3

16


Va. Tech

Virginia Tech improved to 6-3 within the first two quadrants through Saturday’s double-digit win over Virginia. The Hokies will take a two-game successful streak into Wednesday’s sport at Pitt. NR 13-3

17


Virginia

Virginia’s seven-game successful streak was snapped Saturday at Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers are 6-3 within the first two quadrants with zero extra losses. 8 11-3

18


Creighton

Creighton’s 3-1 file in Quadrant 1 alternatives is highlighted by wins over Seton Corridor and UConn. The Bluejays will take a three-game successful streak into Wednesday’s sport with Georgetown. 13-4

19


Wisconsin

Wisconsin is 3-3 in its previous six video games after Saturday’s loss at Penn State. It was the fourth time this season the Badgers have misplaced as a favourite. 4 13-5

20


Florida St.

Florida State’s five-game successful streak was snapped Saturday at Georgia Tech. The Seminoles are 6-2 within the first two quadrants with one extra loss to UCF. 3 10-3

21


Purdue

Purdue is 5-1 in its previous six video games with the lone loss in that stretch coming to Michigan. The Boilermakers have 4 Quadrant 1 wins and only one loss exterior of the primary two quadrants.

3 12-6

22


UCLA

UCLA is alone atop the Pac-12 standings with a 9-1 league file. The Bruins have two Quadrant 1 wins and nil losses exterior of the primary quadrant.

13-3

23


Kansas

Kansas is 1-4 in its previous 5 video games after Saturday’s loss at Tennessee. The Jayhawks are 6-6 within the first two quadrants with all six losses qualifying as Quadrant 1 defeats. 7 11-6

24


Florida

Florida’s four-game successful streak options Quadrant 1 wins over West Virginia and Tennessee. The Gators are 2-2 within the first quadrant, 3-2 within the second quadrant. NR 10-4

25


Louisville

Louisville’s 7-3 file within the first two quadrants consists of victories over Duke, Virginia Tech, Pitt and Kentucky. Three of the Cardinals’ 4 losses have come inside the primary quadrant. 10-4

26


N. Carolina

North Carolina is 6-1 in its previous seven video games with victories over Syracuse, NC State and Pitt. The Tar Heels will take a three-game successful streak into Tuesday’s sport at Clemson.

11-5

In: Virginia Tech, Florida

Out: Minnesota, Clemson



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