Carter's NCAA Basketball Top 25 Rankings: December 21

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Carter's NCAA Basketball Top 25 Rankings: December 21
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Teams W-L Records updated thru Sunday, December 20
Top 25 Wins: wins over teams ranked in AP Poll at the time of that game


1. New Mexico Lobos (12-0)
Top 25 Wins:  def. California 86-78, def. Texas A&M 84-81
Key Losses: None
Key Players: Darington Hobson, Roman Martinez, Phillip McDonald

2. Syracuse Orange (11-0)

Top 25 Wins: def. California 95-73, def North Carolina 87-71, def. Florida 85-73
Key Losses: None
Key Players: Wesley Johnson, Arinze Onuaku, Rick Jackson

3. Kentucky Wildcats (11-0)
Top 25 Wins: def. North Carolina 68-66, def. Connecticut 64-61
Key Losses: None
Key Players: Patrick Patterson, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins

4. Kansas Jayhawks (10-0)

Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: None
Key Players: Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich

5. Texas Longhorns (10-0)
Top 25 Wins: def. North Carolina 103-90
Key Losses: None
Key Players: Damion James, Dexter Pittman, Avery Bradley

6. Purdue Boilermakers (10-0)
Top 25 Wins: def. Tennessee 73-72
Key Losses: None
Key Players: E’Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummel, JaJuan Johnson

7. Missouri State Bears (10-0)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: None
Key Players: Kyle Weems, Adam Leonard, Jermaine Mallett

8. West Virginia Mountaineers (8-0)

Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: None
Key Players: Da’Sean Butler, Kevin Jones, Darryl Bryant

9. Miami (FL) Hurricanes (11-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Boston College 61-60
Key Players: Dwayne Collins, James Dews, Malcolm Grant

10. BYU Cougars (10-1)

Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: Lost to Utah State 71-61
Key Players: Jimmer Fredette, Jackson Emery, Tyler Haws

11. Ole Miss Rebels (10-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Villanova 79-67
Key Players: Chris Warren Terrico White, Murphy Holloway

12. Wichita State Shockers (10-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Pittsburgh 68-55
Key Players: Toure’ Murry, J.T. Durley, Garrett Stutz

13. Villanova Wildcats (10-1)
Top 25 Wins: def. Dayton 71-65
Key Losses: lost to Temple 75-65
Key Players: Scottie Reynolds, Antonio Pena, Corey Fisher

14. Kansas State Wildcats (10-1)
Top 25 Wins: def. Dayton 83-75, def. UNLV, 95-80
Key Losses: lost to Ole Miss, 86-74
Key Players: Jacob Pullen, Denis Clemente, Curtis Kelly

15. UAB Blazers (10-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Kent State 72-65
Key Players: Elijah Millsap, Howard Crawford, Jamarr Sanders

16. UNLV Rebels (10-1)
Top 25 Wins: def. Louisville 76-71
Key Losses: lost to Kansas State 95-80
Key Players: Tre’Von Willis, Oscar Bellfield, Chace Stanback

17. Western Carolina Catamounts (10-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Texas 73-41
Key Players: Jake Robinson, Mike Williams, Brandon Giles

18. Duke Blue Devils (9-1)
Top 25 Wins: def. Connecticut 68-59, def. Gonzaga 76-41
Key Losses: lost to Wisconsin 73-69
Key Players: Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler, Nolan Smith

19. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Missouri State 83-75
Key Players: Ben Uzoh, Justin Hurtt, Jerome Jordan

20. St. Mary’s Gaels (9-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Vanderbilt 72-70
Key Players: Omar Samhan, Matthew Dellavedova, Mickey McConnell

21. Texas Tech Red Raiders (9-1)
Top 25 Wins: def. Washington 99-92
Key Losses: lost to Wichita State 85-83
Key Players: John Roberson, Mike Singletary, David Tairu

22. Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-1)

Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Tulsa 86-65
Key Players: James Anderson, Marshall Moses, Keiton Page

23. Northwestern Wildcats (9-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: Lost to Butler 67-54
Key Players: Michael Thompson, John Shurna, Drew Crawford

24. Virginia Tech Hokies (9-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Temple 61-50
Key Players: Malcolm Delaney, Jeff Allen, Dorenzo Hudson

25. Marshall Thundering Herd (8-1)
Top 25 Wins: None
Key Losses: lost to Old Dominion 70-62
Key Players: Tyler Wilkerson, Hassan Whiteside, Shaquille Johnson

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