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NCAA Basketball: Kansas rises, Duke, Kentucky, and Texas Tech fall in latest top-25 power ranking

After many big-time NCAA Basketball matchups, where do blue bloods like Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky end up in the latest power rankings?

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23. Utah State Aggies - 19-3 (7-2 Mountain West)

The biggest surprise of the Mountain West season has been Utah State, who entered the week in first place in the standings. After wins over Fresno State and Boise State, the Aggies looked to get a third straight win at home, taking on San Jose State.

The game was within range at first, before a 45-point second-half outburst allowed Utah State to push away with an 82-61 victory. Great Osobor, who has become a clear contender for Conference Player of the Year, finished with 31 points. Ian Martinez had 16, while Darius Brown II had 11 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.

Utah State then traveled on the road to take on San Diego State in the matchup of the Week. It was always going to be a tough challenge to come into their building and win and the Aggies found out the hard way, losing 81-67. Osobor led the way again with 17 points, while Mason Falslev chipped in with 16 points on 7/11 shooting. As a team, they shot just 6/23 from deep in the loss.

The good news for the Aggies is that they’re back at home for the next couple of games this week. The bad news is that it’s against two of the top teams in the Mountain West. If they don’t get the sweep over Nevada and Boise State, we might have a new No. 1 team in the conference standings.