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Shannon Ryan's college basketball rankings

The top 25 with records and comments.

November 24, 2009|By Shannon Ryan

1KANSAS (3-0)Jayhawks scored fewest points since 2000 in win, 57-55, over Memphis. (1) 2MICHIGAN STATE (4-0)After rough freshman season, Delvon Roe posts consecutive double-doubles. (2) 3TEXAS (2-0)Longhorns shoot 55% from floor, 59.6% from free-throw line. (3). 4VILLANOVA (5-0)Antonio Pena makes up for loss of Dante Cunningham with three double doubles. (7) 5KENTUCKY (4-0)Three of Wildcats top four scorers are freshmen. (4) 6PURDUE (3-0)"Grey's Anatomy" should start shooting in West Lafayette. PG Lewis Jackson out indefinitely. (8) 7SYRACUSE (4-0)Andy Rautins averages 10.3 points, is 44.4% on threes and has 17 steals. (NR) 8DUKE (4-0)Lack of guards isn't hurting. Made 18 threes against Radford. (11) 9WEST VIRGINIA (1-0)Devin Ebanks mystery continues. (6)10TENNESSEE (4-0)Teams such as DePaul shouldn't be able to slow them down. (10)11BUTLER (3-0)25 "Classic": Play Minnesota on Thursday in Anaheim. (12)12CONNECTICUT (3-0)Sidestepped upset by Hofstra for 29th straight nonconference home win. (13)13NORTH CAROLINA (4-1)Any team averaging 19.4 turnovers is going to get bitten. (5)14MICHIGAN (2-0)Next up: Creighton, which led against Dayton. (14)15WASHINGTON (4-0)Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas combine to average 46.5 points. (15)16LOUISVILLE (3-0)Two opponents cut double-digit halftime deficits to single digits. (21)17GEORGETOWN (3-0)Soph G Jason Clark, averaging 11.7 points and plays defense. (18)18OHIO STATE (3-1)"Consistency" should be written on blackboard before every practice. (19)19CLEMSON (3-0)Tigers force 26 turnovers per game. (22)20ILLINOIS (3-0)Demetri McCamey averages 8.7 points, 8.3 assists. (23)21MINNESOTA (3-0)Leading scorer Lawrence Westbrook should be back vs. Butler. (24)22MARYLAND (3-0)Will try to make trip to Maui all business. (NR)23NOTRE DAME (4-0)Junior F Tim Abromaitis 11 of 16 on threes. (25)24OKLAHOMA (2-1)Think Jeff Capel wishes he could redo VCU exit contract? (16)25GONZAGA (2-1)Earned props for scaring daylights out of Michigan State. (NR)Dropped out: California (9), Dayton (17), Georgia Tech (20); Moved in: Syracuse, Maryland, Gonzaga. Records through Sunday.sryan@tribune.com

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