Four days ago, the power rankings were ready to make the middle of the country extremely happy with two Big 12 teams in the top three.
Then the weekend happened.
On Friday, Marcus Smart missed three straight free throws in the final minute and kept the door open for what would have been a major upset by Butler.
Hours later, Andrew Wiggins had a quiet 10 points and four turnovers in an ugly first loss for Kansas. The next day, Wiggins had only six points in another sloppy win.
Then on Sunday, Smart coughed up two costly turnovers in the final minute, and this time Oklahoma State did lose.
Maybe tryptophan is kryptonite for Smart and Wiggins?
Add in back-to-back losses for Creighton, and many in the middle of the country will read these power rankings with a sick stomach.
Teams to Watch: San Diego State, UCLA, Dayton, BYU, Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, Illinois, Florida State, Cincinnati
Dropped Out of Power Rankings: Creighton, Saint Louis, North Carolina
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