The Top Twenty gets jumbled around in mysterious ways thanks to all the random upsets, etc. as well as an update to the rating algorithm. MSU loses on a neutral court to Georgetown (PM #64) and somehow manages to jump up 8 spots. Hmm. They did have a nice win over Iowa and their loss to Michigan looks better in retrospect. Meanwhile Kansas beats #11 ISU handily at home and loses badly to #50 Texas and plunges 9 spots.
The PM is undergoing a significant overhaul at the moment, so there may be rather more uncertainty in the ratings than usual.
#16 Iowa State @ #19 Oklahoma State: OK State +1
Just the barest advantage to the home team.Tuesday
Ohio State @ #17 Iowa: Iowa +4
I wouldn't trust tOSU to live up this number. But given the way the B10 has been going, they might win by double digits.Wednesday
#13 Saint Louis @ St. Joseph's: St. Louis +5
The Billikens almost lost at home to dreadful GMU, so this will be an important road test.Thursday
#22 Connecticut @ #7 Cincinnati: Cincy +5
A traditional American conference matchup.Saturday
#4 Wichita State @ Northern Iowa: Wichita State +6
Maybe UNI can get hot from three again and pull off the upset.#10 Michigan @ #17 Iowa: Iowa +2
A good chance for Michigan to get an important road victory.#23 Gonzaga @ #24 Memphis: Gonzaga +2
Hmm. Not sure I buy this, but we'll see.BLOWOUT OF THE WEEK
TCU @ Iowa State: ISU by 24TOSS-UP OF THE WEEK
Northern Arizona @ Sacramento State