Some thoughts from around the country as we head into a stacked weekend of games in college basketball ... Who knows?: I got a kick out of NCAA President Mark Emmert's statement regarding the denial of the final appeal of Kentucky hopeful Enes...
Just four weeks after reappearing in the coaches' poll, the Vols (18-3) made their Top 10 debut. Currently riding a seven-game winning streak, Tennessee got wins at both Kentucky and Georgia last week to jump four spots to No. 10.
One of three unbeatens, Pittsburgh (14-0) rose two spots to No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll following wins last week over DePaul and then-No. 10 Louisville, which fell five spots to No. 15 after the loss.
Oklahoma State received its highest ranking in over 12 years, moving up one spot Monday to No. 3 in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Illinois and Kansas were the top two teams for the third straight week.