Baylor takes over Number 1 ranking…for the time being

Nine games involving Top 25 ranked teams dominate week’s schedule

Baylor is the new Number 1, according to the latest Associated Press poll released on Monday.  Considering how far they have come without gaining one vote in the first two weeks of the regular season, the Bears face a stern test Tuesday night at West Virginia and an even more daunting task at Kansas State this coming Saturday.

The former Number 1 in Villanova has another interesting clash, this time around Xavier tonight and at Madison Square Garden in New York this coming Saturday against St. John’s.

Other key games of interest to keep an eye on include:

  • The nation’s other unbeaten team besides Baylor is Gonzaga.  The ‘Zags look to continuing their quest for the first ever perfect season in school history against their most bitter rival on Saturday at St. Mary’s.  The Gales have reeled off eight straight wins since being upset by Texas-Arlington on December 8.
  • Duke is at Florida State on Tuesday, in the second game of Jeff Capel taking over for Coach K after he recovers from having spinal disk surgery on his back last Friday.
  • Wednesday has Hinkle Fieldhouse a buzzing again with excitement as Fox Sports 1 will carry Butler hosting Creighton.
  • Saturday will have Duke visiting Louisville, along with Florida State going up to Chapel Hill to take on North Carolina at the Dean Smith Dome.  Finally, Butler pays a visit to the Queen City of Cincinnati to take on perennial Big East foe Xavier.

Should be interesting games to watch the rest of this week.

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