ROBYN NORWOOD'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS AND COMMENTS:
1 DUKE (7-0)
Seems as if sooner or later, Blue Devils always find themselves here.
2 CONNECTICUT (8-0)
3 PITTSBURGH (9-1)
Brandin Knight's cold shooting spelled trouble against improved Georgia.
4 ARIZONA (7-1)
Only loss was without Walton -- and No. 2 might come at Oregon tonight.
5 ALABAMA (9-1)
Utah knocked Crimson Tide from the ranks of the unbeaten.
6 NOTRE DAME (11-1)
If not for that loss to Creighton, Irish would be in top three.
7 lLINOIS (9-1)
8 OREGON (9-1)
Ducks could take huge step in Pac-10 race by beating weakened Arizona.
9 MISSISSIPPI STATE (9-1)
Victory over Oklahoma rather impressive.
10 OKLAHOMA (7-2)
This spot reserved for winner of Saturday's OU-Michigan State game.
11 TEXAS (8-2)
Not quite a top-10 team in our book.
12 MARQUETTE (8-2)
Had this little problem with East Carolina last year too.
13 INDIANA (8-2)
Mike Davis' one-game suspension was fair -- and standard for Indiana coach.
14 FLORIDA (11-2)
Showdown against Mississippi State just around bend.
15 MICHIGAN STATE (8-3)
Toledo ruins Tom Izzo's New Year's.
16 XAVIER (9-2)
Withstood a strong rally by Creighton.
17 KANSAS (7-3)
18 LOUISVILLE (7-1)
Marvin Stone looks good in Cardinal uniform.
19 KENTUCKY (7-3)
Came up on wrong end of Bluegrass Stakes.
20 MARYLAND (6-3)
Now Drew Nicholas is coming around.
21 GEORGIA (8-3)
With center Steve Thomas back, Bulldogs a very good team.
22 MISSOURI (7-1)
Hard to shake memories of USC game in Anaheim.
23 TEXAS TECH (8-1)
Bob Knight's team visits San Diego State on Monday night.
24 WAKE FOREST (8-0)
Best bet other than Maryland to give Duke a run in ACC.
25 CREIGHTON (10-1)
Kyle Korver put on a shooting display in loss to Xavier.