College basketball’s AP Top 25 has already seen its share of upheaval, and it isn’t even December yet. On top of all the changes, such as which teams are holding which spots, there are still plenty of surprises to be found among the teams currently staking claims to the national rankings.
No. 17 Cincinnati, for example, is a team that was expected to live and die with its brilliant guard play—led by Cashmere Wright and Sean Kilpatrick. Hard to believe, then, that the supposedly frontcourt-poor Bearcats are the No. 1 rebounding team in the country.
Here's a closer look at Cincinnati, along with some unexpected strengths and weaknesses for the rest of this week’s Top 25.