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College Basketball Power Rankings: Indiana, Michigan State square for top three matchup

Michigan State moves into the top three. Could Sparty claim No. 1 this week?
<p> College Basketball Power Rankings: Indiana, Michigan State square for top three matchup</p>

Another week, another Big Ten showdown with national implications.

With a five-game win streak including last week’s 75-52 rout of Michigan, Michigan State has gone from sneaky Final Four contender to potential No. 1 seed. The Spartans, who moved from No. 9 to No. 3 in our rankings this week, will have their chance to test that in their second meeting with Indiana this season.

10 Amazing College Basketball Stats: Feb. 4-10

Miami's bid for No. 1, Notre Dame's marathon win over Louisville highlight week
<p> Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Feb. 4-10</p>

The most important number of the week may as well be five: As in five overtimes to settle Notre Dame’s win over Louisville in the longest game since UConn and Syracuse played six OTs in the Big East quarterfinals in 2009.

The first 40 minutes crawled along with only 120 points in regulation before Notre Dame walked away with a 104-101 win in the final 25 minutes.

College Basketball Bracket Update: Kansas, Pittsburgh face tests this week

After home loss, Bill Self and Kansas hit road; Can Pittsburgh win on the road?
<p> After home loss, Bill Self and Kansas hit road; Can Pittsburgh win on the road?</p>

Is it time to start celebrating or time to start worrying?

Those are the questions fans of a handful of teams will start asking over the next month or so of the season. Are NCAA bids or conference contender status being locked up? Or for other teams, are the wheels to a satisfying season starting to fall off?

College Basketball Power Rankings: Indiana returns to top spot, Miami makes move

Hoosiers back at No. 1 after Michigan win, but Miami is in rare territory
<p> The Hoosiers back at No. 1 after Michigan win, but Miami is in rare territory in the top five.</p>

Another week, another No. 1 in the Athlon Sports college basketball power rankings.

For the third week in a row, we have a new team in the top spot following Duke two weeks ago, then Michigan. We return to an old friend at No. 1 in Indiana, who defeated the Wolverines 81-73 on Saturday.

NCAA Tournament Report Card: Villanova, in or out?

The Wildcats raised eyebrows with wins over Louisville and Syracuse, but was it enough?
<p> Villanova raised eyebrows with wins over Louisville and Syracuse, but were those wins enough for an NCAA Tournament bid?</p>

Throughout the final months of the college basketball season, Athlon Sports will take a quick snapshot of key movers in the potential NCAA field. Who's moving up? Who's moving down? Who's on the bubble and who's off? What can we expect in the coming days from these teams?

10 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 21-27

Victor Oladipo's all-around game leads our look at highs and lows around college basketball this week
<p> NC State hits a scoring milestone against North Carolina, Louisville's struggles highlight problems for top-25 teams, Northern Illinois and New Mexico set new marks for futility.</p>

With nearly 350 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport:

College Basketball Bracket Update: Jan. 23

UCLA, Arizona try to regain footing in Pac-12 race while Miami looks to make statement
<p> UCLA, Arizona try to regain footing in Pac-12 race while Miami looks to make statement in this week's Bracket Update</p>

As the college basketball season nears the end of the first month of the new year, the standings still reveal a handful of surprises.

Instead of Arizona and UCLA, Oregon is atop the Pac-12. Ole Miss is undefeated in the SEC, though the Rebels have yet to run into the Florida steamroller. Meanwhile, Miami is the only team unscathed in ACC play.

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