College Basketball Power Rankings: UCLA surges back into the Top 10

F Jaylen Clark, UCLA Bruins. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Shakeel Moore, Mississippi State Bulldogs
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UCLA did some impressive work last week with wins over Maryland and Kentucky, but where do they fall in the college basketball power rankings?

The end of the non-conference season offers the last real chance for teams to improve their resumes before diving deep into league play. One team which took full advantage was UCLA, which scored an impressive road win against Maryland before outlasting Kentucky at Madison Square Garden to surge into the Top 10 of this week’s college basketball power rankings.

How far did the Bruins climb? Read on to find out, but we’ll start off the week with our five honorable mentions, which includes a distinct SEC flavor even without the Wildcats.

Week 7 College Basketball Power Rankings – Honorable Mentions

Note: All rankings referenced in this story are based on the Week 6 AP Top 25 Poll.

Arkansas, Tennessee, Duke, Baylor, Mississippi State

Tennessee’s loss to Arizona dropped them out of the rankings while Arkansas maintained its positioning with a solid week. Mississippi State makes their debut in the Honorable Mentions section by improving to a perfect 11-0 in non-conference play.

Duke maintains status quo after taking last week off while Baylor dropped out as a result of two teams climbing into the Top 10. These rankings will be quite fluid, however, so it shouldn’t be shocking to see plenty of turnover in this section over the course of the year.