Kentucky and Syracuse continue to dominate the college basketball rankings as March Madness approaches. They are first and second for the sixth straight week. Here is a look at the Top 25 and the big games this week between ranked teams.
Top 25 College Basketball Rankings
ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
- Murray State
- Ohio State
- Wichita State
- Notre Dame
- Saint Mary’s
- Florida State
- San Diego State
Tuesday, February 28th
The Spartans are in control of the Big 10 race but they are now playing for a potential #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament so they can’t afford any slip ups down the stretch.
Saturday, March 3rd
#18 Louisville at #2 Syracuse (CBS)
The Orange continues to pass all of their tests and have all but wrapped up a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
#6 North Carolina at #3 Duke (ESPN)
This is a rematch from the game in early February that Duke stole at the buzzer. It could be that the Tar Heels repay the favor on Saturday.
#12 Georgetown at #7 Marquette
Both teams are headed for the NCAA Tournament so this is more about seeding than anything else.
Sunday, March 4th
#1 Kentucky at #13 Florida (CBS)
The Wildcats could get a test from a Florida team that has been very good at home this season. Kentucky is still going to get a #1 seed along with Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament.
#11 Ohio State at #5 Michigan State (CBS)
The Spartans have a tough week as they play both Indiana and Ohio State but Michigan State has proven they are good enough to handle anyone. The Buckeyes have played poorly recently and head coach Thad Matta has had to get on his players which is not a good sign for Ohio State heading into March Madness.