While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably altered the 2020-21 college basketball season, teams across the country are either heating up – or cooling off – in their respective pursuits to win this season’s national championship. With that thought in mind, it’s time to take a look at the most recent college basketball rankings so you can continue betting against their College Basketball odds.
Updated 2020-21 College Basketball Rankings
The Bulldogs remained unbeaten by thrashing overmatched Portland 116-88 on Saturday. Because of the pandemic, Gonzaga has been forced to play the likes of tiny opponents like Northwestern State (twice), Northern Arizona and Dixie State (who?).
Baylor got past TCU 67-49 on Saturday to move to 11-0 on the season. More importantly, the Bears rank a stellar sixth in scoring (89.0 ppg) and a fantastic 22nd in points allowed (61.2 ppg). Baylor is my top pick to win the 2021 national championship!
Third-ranked Villanova took out Marquette 85-68 in their last contest on Dec. 23. Could COVID-19 rust ruin the Wildcats’ national championship hopes?
The Longhorns have won six straight since suffering their only loss of the season against Villanova. Texas got past No. 13 West Virginia 72-70 in a thriller on Saturday.
The Hawkeyes averaged their 102-95 Christmas Day overtime loss against Minnesota by beating the Golden Gophers 86-71 on Sunday. Still, I’m not impressed with this team once you get past superstar Luka Garza (27.6 ppg).
I picked the Jayhawks to fall to Oklahoma State 79-75 on Tuesday and I nailed that score almost perfectly. After hosting Iowa State on Saturday, Kansas will suffer a road loss at Baylor on Monday. Book it!
I wasn’t a believer in the Wolverines earlier this season, but I definitely am now. Michigan has beaten Northwestern, No. 23 Minnesota and No. 9 Wisconsin its last three games!
The Blue Jays have won six straight and walloped St. Joe’s 97-79 on Saturday. Creighton ranks an impressive 23rd in scoring nationally (83.3 ppg).
The Badgers have dropped two of its last four games including an embarrassing 77-54 blowout at the hands of Michigan on Tuesday night.
The Vols thrashed Texas A&M 68-54 on Saturday, thanks mostly to a defense that ranks a jaw-dropping third in points allowed this season (56.8 ppg)!
The Cougars have won three straight including a 71-50 spanking of Tulane on Saturday. Houston gives up points about as often as a solar eclipse in ranking second nationally in points allowed (56.4 ppg).
The Tigers have won four straight including a hard-fought 74-70 win over NC State last Tuesday. COVID-19 related issues have kept Clemson off the court since then. The Tigers rank an outstanding sixth in points allowed nationally (57.6 ppg).
West Virginia (9-4)
The Mountaineers have dropped two of three including a crushing 72-70 loss to No. 4 Texas on Saturday.
Illinois had its four-game winning streak snapped in its 66-63 home loss against Maryland on Sunday. Clearly, superstar guard Ayo Dosunmu (22.4 ppg) can’t do it all by himself!
Texas Tech (10-3)
The Red Raiders have won two straight and four of five including a stunning 91-64 rout of Iowa State on Saturday.
The Cardinals got past No. 20 Virginia Tech 73-71 in a thriller last Wednesday to record their fourth straight win. However, Louisville’s stunning 85-48 blowout loss against Wisconsin says a lot to me.
The Tigers have lost two of three by at least 15 points including its 78-63 road loss against Mississippi State last Tuesday!
The Cavaliers have won three straight, but I’m still struggling with Virginia because their 98-75 Dec. 26 blowout loss to Gonzaga is still fresh in my mind.
The Blue Devils had their three-game winning streak snapped by falling to No. 20 Virginia Tech 74-67 on Tuesday night. Ouch!
Virginia Tech (10-2)
The Hokies bounced back from their crushing loss last week against Louisville to beat Notre Dame 77-63 on Sunday and Duke 74-67 on Tuesday night. Virginia Tech ranks 67th in points allowed (65.1 ppg).
Ohio State (9-3)
One game after getting smacked around in its 77-60 home loss against Minnesota, the Buckeyes bounced back to beat a Rutgers team that was once ranked inside the national Top 25 just a few weeks ago.
The Ducks bounced back from their road loss against Colorado to beat Utah 79-73 on Saturday. 62-46
The Golden Gophers have suffered consecutive blowout losses against Michigan and Iowa, 86-71 on Sunday. Ouch!
Saint Louis (7-1)
The Billikens beat up on in-state rival Kansas City but have not played since that contest on Dec. 23.
Four straight wins, following their narrow 76-74 overtime loss to No. 8 Creighton has UConn back in the national rankings for the first time in years. The Huskies rank n outstanding 24th nationally in points allowed (61.8 ppg).
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