Craig's CBB Power Rankings: Top Ten, Feb. 19, 2009

ctsports picksAnalyst IFebruary 19, 2009

Power Rankings for college basketball have seen huge changes in the past month with many previously top 10 teams no where to found now. Craig uses his ever changing power rankings as one of his major handicapping tools in determining winners.

Also helps Craig in setting his own spreads to help indicate spreads that Craig thinks are value plays because of lines that are weak. Now let's look at Craig of CT SPORTS PICKS and check out his power rankings for college basketball.

  1. North Carolina- Very close between UNC and Pittsburgh for the No. 1 spot. UNC stays at the top spot in Craig's power rankings because the talent level on UNC is just a little better than the Pittsburgh team. UNC still has struggled against the middle of the pack in the ACC which is a little concerning.
  2. Pittsburgh- Very impressive win at UCONN this week moves them up one spot in Craig's weekly power rankings. Big East conference is the best conference and Pitt will carry there flag proudly. Not quite as good defensively as they have been in recent years but are much better offensively with Blair and Young both able to get 20 plus in any given game.
  3. UCONN- Huskies drop one spot and switch positions with Pitt this week. Poor performance at home but still only has two losses on the year. Thabeet and Adrian have dominated all year but Blair completely outplayed both of them together. Price must pick up the scoring to make up for the loss of Dyson to injury. This UCONN team will rebound and will be looking forward to the rematch with Pittsburgh.
  4. Oklahoma- Griffin has been the best player in all of college basketball all year and has carried his team to a 25-1 record. This team though has really not played anybody great all year and think that come tournament time this might really hurt them.  Upcoming schedule will be.... Get rest of Craig's top 10 Basketball Power Rankings here at