Bleacher Report's College Basketball Power Rankings Week 2: The Top 25 Teams

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Bleacher Report's College Basketball Power Rankings Week 2: The Top 25 Teams
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Adreian Payne and Michigan State will likely move up to No. 1 in the national polls. Did the Spartans do enough to get the top spot in the Bleacher Report Power Rankings?

Remember 2008? 

That was the only year the Final Four went chalk, and those four teams were clearly the best four teams in the country all year. They simply had more pros than everyone else. 

It's only two weeks in, but watching Tuesday's Champions Classic brought back memories of the 2008 Final Four. Those four teams in Chicago are too talented to fail. With Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, they're so young that we're not even close to seeing their best ball, and Tuesday was pretty darn good.

Add in Louisville and possibly Arizona and you have six teams with elite talent that could separate themselves this year much like the 2008 teams did.

Sorry, mid-majors. It's the year of the blue bloods. 

Teams to Watch: BYU, Arizona State, Indiana, Harvard, UCLA, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota

Dropped Out of Power Rankings: Marquette, Tennessee, Virginia

 

All advanced stats, unless otherwise noted, come from KenPom.com (subscription needed).

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