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1/20 BTPowerhouse Top 25 Poll: Rutgers Enters The Poll

See how the Big Ten stacks up against the rest of the country.

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The topsy turvy college basketball season continued this week with nearly half the top-10 losing and four new teams entering the poll. One of those teams is Rutgers, who now stands at 14-4 with a 5-2 conference record.

Elsewhere, Arizona and Iowa are back in the poll. Kelvin Sampson’s Houston Cougars also enter the poll for the first time this season after a week of victories against SMU and Wichita State.

This week the poll could see some shake up depending on some big Big East and Big Ten matchups. There is also the SEC/Big 12 Challenge this Saturday.

Entered Poll

Arizona
Rutgers
Houston
Iowa

Dropped Out

Michigan
Arkansas
Wichita State
Ohio State

Biggest Rises

Michigan State +9
Arizona +6
Louisville +5

Biggest Falls

Auburn -10
Butler -10
Duke -9

1/27: BTPowerhouse Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Last Week's Ranking This Week
Rank Team Last Week's Ranking This Week
1 Baylor (17-1) 1 1/29 at Iowa State, 2/1 TCU
2 Gonzaga (21-1) 2 1/30 at Santa Clara, 2/1 at San Francisco
3 Kansas (16-3) 3 1/27 at Oklahoma State, 2/1 Texas Tech
4 Louisville (17-3) 5 1/29 at Boston College, 2/1 at NC State
5 Villanova (16-3) 6 1/28 at St. John's, 2/1 Creighton
6 Florida State (17-2) 4 1/28 at Virginia, 2/1 at Virginia Tech
7 San Diego State (21-0) 8 1/29 at New Mexico, 2/1 Utah State
8 Dayton (18-2) 7 1/29 at Duquesne, 2/1 Fordham
9 Oregon (17-4) 10 1/30 at California, 2/1 at Stanford
10 Kentucky (15-4) 11 1/29 Vanderbilt, 2/1 at Kentucky
11 Duke (16-3) 12 1/28 Pittsburgh, 2/1 at Syracuse
12 Michigan State (15-5) 9 1/29 Northwestern, 2/1 at Wisconsin
13 Seton Hall (15-4) 16 1/29 DePaul, 2/1 Xavier
14 Auburn (15-2) 14 1/28 at Ole Miss, 2/1 Kentucky
15 Maryland (16-4) 17 1/30 Iowa
16 West Virginia (16-3) 18 1/29 at Texas Tech, 2/1 Kansas State
17 Illinois (15-5) 20 1/30 Minnesota, 2/2 at Iowa
18 Butler (16-4) 15 1/28 at Georgetown, 2/1 Providence
19 Iowa (14-5) 22 1/27 Wisconsin, 1/30 at Maryland
20 Houston (16-4) 21 1/29 at East Carolina, 2/1 at Cincinnati
21 Colorado (16-4) 23 1/30 at UCLA, 2/1 at USC
22 Arizona (13-6) 19 1/30 at Washington, 2/1 at Washington State
23 Penn State (14-5) 25 1/29 Indiana, 2/1 at Nebraska
24 LSU (15-4) NR 1/29 Alabama, 2/1 Ole Miss
25 Rutgers (15-5) 24 1/28 Purdue, 2/1 Michigan (neutral)