NCAA Top 25 with Canadian connections for Dec 30


The Canadian contingent of NCAA players continue to rise up the Top 25 closer to the No.1 spot.

Oregon has now won five games in a row and sit at No.4 in the AP poll up two spots from last week which ties the highest ranking in school history. Addison Patterson from Milton, ON is now averaging 5.4 points per game for the Ducks and slowly earning more minutes while his teammate Eugene Omoruyi from Rexdale, ON has to sit and watch from the bench after transferring from Rutgers last year.

Devonte Bandoo from Mississauga and his Baylor Bears also continue their rise in the top 10 once again this week moving up to No.6. The Bears have won nine games in a row after their win today over Jackson State 83-57.

Christian David from Milton, ON and his Butler squad inch closer to the top 10 moving up one spot this week to No.11 after three wins in a row.

West Virginia and their two Canadians Jermaine Haley from Vancouver, BC and Gabe Osabuohien of Toronto had the biggest jump this week after beating the No.2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 67-59 and they’re now ranked No.16.

Here are the other Canadians on teams inside the Top 25:

No.13 San Diego State – Nolan Narain Hamilton, ON. No.18 Florida St –Nathaniel Jack Mississauga, ON. No.20 Dayton – Jordy Tshimanga Montreal, QC.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 for the week of December 30, 2019.

1Gonzaga (63)13-11,6211
2Duke (1)11-11,5164
3Kansas (1)10-21,4975
4Oregon 11-21,3616
5Ohio State 11-21,2772
6Baylor 9-11,2677
7Louisville 11-21,1963
8Auburn 12-01,1598
9Memphis 11-11,0559
10Villanova 9-297010
11Butler 12-188312
13San Diego State13-078015
14Michigan State 10-374714
15Maryland 11-272013
16West Virginia 11-171922
17Kentucky 9-367419
18Florida State 11-253117
19Virginia 10-250616
20Dayton 10-248318
21Penn State 11-231220
22Texas Tech 9-317523
23Iowa 10-313725
24Wichita State 11-1135NR
25Arizona 10-311324


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