Creighton point guard Mo Watson was carried off of the Cintas Center floor on Monday afternoon after an ugly-looking injury in the first half. Watson drove the lane and landed on his left leg. He immediately grabbed the knee in clear distress: According to a reporter at the game, Watson told head coach Gregg McDermott that he “heard it pop“. Losing Watson to any significant injury would be catastrophic for the No. 8 Bluejays. Watson entered Monday averaging 13.4 points and a nation’s-best 8.8 assists. He’s been in the top ten of our Player of the Year Power Rankings all season long, is a clear-cut candidate for an all-american team and is the engine for the high-powered offense that has made
Indiana, as most teams do these days, scored an easy win over Rutgers Sunday. For Tom Crean, whose Hoosiers had lost four of their previous five and started Big Ten play 1-3, it should have been a welcome reprieve from the frustration of the first two weeks of conference play. ICYMI: Tom Crean was not happy about Devonte Green attempting a last-second alley-oop, and he let the freshman know.
Baylor's stint as the No. 1 team in the country lasted one week -- and in actuality, one day, as the Bears lost Monday in Morgantown. Now it's a close call among the top half-dozen teams in the country, and we'll give Villanova the slight nod after it pounded Xavier. UCLA, Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor and Kentucky are all in the mix. Duke had a rough week and tumbled 10 spots. Xavier also fell after losing twice. South Carolina returns to the Power Rankings, and Maryland cracks the top 25. Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3?| Week 4?| Week 5?| Week 6??| Week 7| Week 8 1. Villanova Wildcats Record: 17-1 Last week's ranking: 2 Josh Hart was held to a season-low 11 points and Kris Jenkins missed his first nine