We have another set of NCAA Basketball rankings, with the results coming through Saturday, January 30. There was a ton of movement this week, thanks to over a dozen ranked teams losing. However, outside of Kansas and Oregon falling out, there were only two new entrants to this list compared to the week prior. And one of them has been unbeaten all season long.
As we enter the month of February, here are the top-25 teams for Busting Brackets, along with a few that received votes as well. Those who were “honorable mentions” include Xavier, Loyola-Chicago, Purdue, Colorado, and Kansas. Here are this week’s participants;
Tristan Freeman – @hoopsnut351
Andrew Tineo – @D_Tineo4
Benjamin Zacher – @beezacher
Karl Heiser – @karlheiser17
Jacob Zinkula – @1Perfectbracket
Joe Casey – @Joe-Casey1
Chris Thedinga – @CThedinga
Joey Loose – @jloose128
27. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (9-1, 7-1)
The Bonnies had just one game this week but it was an impressive performance, beating George Mason a home, 84-67. Dominick Welch led all scorers with 22 points, while Kyle Lofton had 20 points and five assists. And don’t forget about big man Osun Osunniyi, who went for 18 points and 15 rebounds.
The Atlantic 10 schedule has been in a bit of flux, so right now, St. Bonaventure only has a road game against Saint Joe’s for the week. Expect someone else to be added, as the Bonnies need more games to get in a position to contend for an at-large bid. Because so far, they’ve looked like one.
26. USC Trojans (13-3, 7-2)
The lone opponent for the Trojans this week was the Oregon State Beavers. In what was a close game for the first 25 minutes, USC was able to pull away for the 13-point victory. Evan Mobley had 14 points and 13 rebounds, while six other players scored between 7-11 points to provide a balanced effort.
This will be a big upcoming week for USC, taking on Stanford on the road before taking on rival UCLA at home next weekend. A pair of wins would have them in a great position to potentially win the Pac-12 regular-season title and have no worries about the NCAA Tournament.