Ric Flair Alternative Basketball Rankings Week 16

02/19/2018

For a quick explanation of our college basketball ranking system, click here: Alternative College Basketball Rankings

Second straight week of a new number one! Duke is now our number 1 team in that nation after defeating Virginia Tech. Mercer also enter our top 10 at number 9 but the real surprise is Vanderbilt coming in at #14 with a 11-16 record after upsetting Mississippi State.

19 Upsets in what was a wild week.

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Here at the ICT Zone, our power rankings are based on a very simple philosophy. "To be the man you gotta beat the man", if a lower ranked team beats a higher ranked team, then the two teams automatically swap spots regardless of results from prior weeks.

This particular prediction is about the best freshman in college basketball this season, Cade Cunningham. It could even be argued that he is the best player in all of college basketball. He is the reason I believe the Oklahoma State Cowboys will win their first BIG 12 Basketball Championship since 2004.