Here’s the latest set of college basketball rankings. Let’s break them down:

Rankings
Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Kansas (56) 9-0 1,586 1
2 Duke (5) 9-1 1,488 2
3 Tennessee (2) 8-1 1,464 3
4 Michigan (1) 11-0 1,442 5
5 Virginia (1) 9-0 1,400 6
6 Nevada 11-0 1,319 7
7 Auburn 9-1 1,156 8
8 Gonzaga 9-2 1,147 4
9 North Carolina 8-2 1,126 12
10 Michigan State 9-2 1,070 9
11 Florida State 8-1 949 10
12 Texas Tech 10-0 912 11
13 Virginia Tech 9-1 838 13
14 Buffalo 10-0 684 14
15 Ohio State 9-1 647 15
16 Wisconsin 9-2 619 16
17 Mississippi State 9-1 529 18
18 Arizona State 8-1 415 20
19 Kentucky 8-2 377 19
20 Marquette 8-2 350 21
21 Houston 10-0 266 24
22 Indiana 9-2 226 25
23 Iowa 8-2 224 22
24 Furman 12-0 208 23
25 Nebraska 9-2 156 NR

We’ll start with North Carolina, which rose three spots to No. 9 after a big 103-90 win over Gonzaga on Saturday. The Tar Heels struggled (relatively speaking) earlier in the year, falling to Texas and getting smoked by Michigan. But North Carolina looks like a team that can make a deep run in March.