FanRag Sports CBB Top 25 | Week of December 4

Nov 29, 2017; Bloomington, IN, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Wendell Carter Jr. (34) drives to the basket against Indiana Hoosiers forward Juwan Morgan (13) during the second half at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Below is the latest edition of the FanRag Sports CBB Top 25:

1. Duke

The Skinny: Wendell Carter has five double-doubles in his first 10 games.

2. Kansas

The Skinny: Had 22 assists on 27 made field goals on Saturday against Syracuse.

3. Villanova

The Skinny: Omari Spellman made four 3-point shots in a 41-point win over St. Joe’s.

4. Michigan State

The Skinny: Will be expected to win every game it plays until the NCAA Tournament.

5. Texas A&M

The Skinny: Can make another statement on Tuesday against Arizona in Phoenix.

6. Kentucky

The Skinny: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 2.5 steals per game.

7. Wichita State

The Skinny: As good as anyone playing when Markis McDuffie returns.

8. Miami

The Skinny: Has scored 77 points or more in six of its first seven games.

9. Florida

The Skinny: Will play three games in six days after an eight-day layoff.

10. Notre Dame

The Skinny: Not many teams could beat Michigan State in East Lansing.

11. North Carolina

The Skinny: Could be awfully hard to guard when Cameron Johnson returns from injury.

12. Gonzaga

The Skinny: Six different players are averaging in double figures.

13. Xavier

The Skinny: A home game at the Cintas Center feels like Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

14. Virginia

The Skinny: Averaging only nine turnovers each time it takes the floor.

15. West Virginia

The Skinny: Jevon Carter is playing like an All-American.

16. Minnesota

The Skinny: Jordan Murphy is the early front-runner for Big Ten Player of the Year.

17. Arizona State

The Skinny: Ohio State transfer Mickey Mitchell becomes eligible this Sunday at Kansas.

18. Cincinnati

The Skinny: Cane (Broome) is able.

19. TCU

The Skinny: Kenrich Williams is one of college basketball’s least appreciated players.

20. Seton Hall

The Skinny: Wins over Texas Tech and Louisville will carry weight for a long time.

21. Purdue

The Skinny: Still a Big Ten contender.

22. Nevada

The Skinny: The best mid-major team in college basketball.

23. SMU

The Skinny: Tim Jankovich is a mad scientist.

24. Rhode Island

The Skinny: May have the deepest backcourt in the country.

25. USC

The Skinny: Beaten soundly at SMU.

Five on the cusp


The Skinny: Will be significantly improved when Rawle Alkins returns.


The Skinny: A pair of tough losses to Purdue and Seton Hall will build calluses.

Virginia Tech

The Skinny: Not many point guards run a team better than Justin Robinson.


The Skinny: Shaka Smart returns to VCU on Tuesday.

Texas Tech

The Skinny: The bench on this team is as good as most starting fives.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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