Notre Dame moved up a spot to #7 this week, amidst a five game winning streak. On Wednesday they take on #15 Louisville in yet another Big East battle. BYU follows Notre Dame at #8 and have two fairly easy games vs. Air Force and Utah. Connecticut fell two spots to #9, after losing to Syracuse and barely beating Seton Hall, 61-59. UConn plays St. Johns and Providence this week, which presents some stiff Big East competition especially with Kemba Walker struggling currently. Rounding out the top ten are the Villanova Wildcats, who move up two spots to #10. Villanova beat Marquette and West Virginia last week and take on Rutgers and Pittsburgh this week.
I have only one problem with the rankings this week as Georgetown is somehow ranked behind Villanova. Yes, Georgetown has 5 losses to Villanova's 4, but Georgetown beat Villanova just 9 days ago. Georgetown has won 6 in a row. This simply does not make sense, but in the end the rankings are merely just a number and don't have any true value. The Big East leads all conferences as they have 7 teams ranked once again.