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NCAA Basketball: Purdue, Kentucky, Memphis rises, Baylor and Gonzaga falls in latest top-25 power rankings

It was a big week in the latest NCAA Basketball power rankings, as teams such as Memphis, Kentucky, and Purdue got big wins, while Baylor and Gonzaga suffered some setbacks.

2023 Indy Classic - Arizona v Purdue
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23. Colorado Buffaloes - 8-2

Colorado has had some adventures in the ACC so far this season. They lost in overtime to a Florida State squad that hasn't looked good since, including losing to SMU this weekend themselves. As for the Buffs, they dominated a ranked Miami team last Sunday, winning 90-63. Forward Tristan Da Silva had 22 pts, 10 rebs, and 9 asts, while KJ Simpson was one of six guys in double-figure scoring as well with 20 pts.

The next game was against Northern Colorado in a local battle. That proved to be no issue, as the Pac-12 program was up by 21 pts at halftime, en route to a 90-68 victory. Once again, six players were in double figures, led by 21 pts from Simpson. Big man Eddie Lampkin had his best game in a Colorado uniform, going for 10-10-6.

The Buffs have now scored 90+ points in three straight games, including the last two without star freshman forward, Cody Williams. He's out with an injury but the expectation isn't that he'll be out for long. The supporting cast has picked up in his absence, which bodes well for league play.

Speaking of Pac-12 play, Colorado has just one game before it. Utah Tech at home rounds out the non-con schedule, a game the Buffs will be heavily favored to win.