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.

College Basketball's Biggest Villains: Where does Marshall Henderson stand?

Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson has brought back the college basketball villain
<p> Marshall Henderson has revived Ole Miss basketball, but he's also become one of college basketball's most divisive players. He's great, but he's also a villain alongside Christian Laettner, J.J. Redick and more.</p>

The emergence of Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson has brought back a vestige of an older age in college basketball.

The villain.

He’s brash. He’s super-confident. He seems to relish his role of going into a opposing arenas and being the target of boos.

And most important, he’s good.

NCAA Tournament Report Card: Kentucky in or out?

Tuesday's win over Ole Miss boosts Wildcats' resume
<p> After a convincing win over Ole Miss, Kentucky has improved its NCAA Tournament stock. Here's where the Wildcats stand now, and what they can look forward to down the road.</p>
Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

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.

College Basketball Bracket Update: Jan. 30

Michigan-Indiana is the week's key game while Ole Miss' Henderson visits Florida.
<p> Michigan-Indiana is the week's key game while Ole Miss' Henderson visits Florida. Important matchups in the Big 12 will also be worth watching for NCAA Tournament purposes.</p>

A light week of college basketball, relatively speaking, should come to a thrilling end.

Michigan at Indiana has the potential to be one of the best games of the season, with both teams in the top three, with rosters containing Player of the Year candidates and with both playing some of the best basketball in the country on the offensive end of the floor.

10 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 14-20

Butler has a flair for the dramatic, Brad Stevens does not
<p> Butler's buzzer-beating finish over Gonzaga headlines this week's top stats, also Florida's dominance, struggles for point guards at Louisville and Missouri, and a clutch point guard performance from Syracuse.</p>

With 347 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 Midseason Report: All-Americans and Championship Picks

In Part Two of our midseason report we look at individual superlatives and pick every conference
<p> We're halfway to the start of the Final Four and the Player of the Year race is as cloudy as the race for the top spot. Trey Burke, Phil Pressey, Anthony Bennett, Ben McLemore, Doug McDermott and more are all in consideration.</p>

One of the critiques of the 2012-13 college basketball season has been a lack of eye-popping players vying for player of the year awards. Think of Player of the Year performances and competitions in recent years by Anthony Davis, Jimmer Fredette, Kemba Walker, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Greg Oden, Tyler Hansbrough and Michael Beasley.

Adding to the confusion, the top prospect for the NBA Draft is unsettled, too.

College Basketball Bracket Update and Power Rankings: Jan. 16

Louisville looks to retain top spot nationally against shorthanded Syracuse
<p> Syracuse's road trip to Louisville is the week's most important game, but Mountain West contenders will be in the spotlight along with Maryland and Creighton.</p>

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the whispers: Bracketology, bubble watch, resumes, seeding, RPI.

The college basketball season is halfway through January and the conference races are starting to be determined. Though most conferences have only made a dent into league play, we have a pretty good idea of which leagues are going to have a ton of bids (Big Ten) and which are not (SEC).

College Basketball Midseason Report: Surprises and disappointments

We're halfway to the Final Four, so it's time to look at the surprises and disappointments so far
<p> Minnesota and Illinois have added to the depth of the Big Ten, while Kentucky's slump has us skeptical about the SEC.</p>

The college basketball season is rolling along as we’ve reached the halfway point to the Final Four.