1. Gonzaga (7-1). Last week: 2
Gonzaga took Arizona into overtime on the road before losing by three points. The Bulldogs face two more Pac-12 opponents, Washington State and UCLA, this week.
2. Wichita State (5-1). Last week: 1
Wichita State bounced back from its first loss of the season with an easy win against Saint Louis. The Shockers host undefeated Seton Hall Tuesday.
3. Northern Iowa (8-0). Last week: 3
Northern Iowa will play two true road games this week, its first since Nov. 18. The Panthers face Denver and VCU.
4. Harvard (6-1). Last week: 4
Harvard needed two overtimes to defeat Vermont but eventually got the job done. The Crimson host Boston University Monday before taking a 13-day break.
5. BYU (7-2). Last week: 5
BYU has won three straight games since the Maui Invitational. The Cougars host in-state rival Utah this week with a chance for a big-time win.
6. Georgia State (6-2). Last week: 12
Georgia State got its first quality win Thursday, knocking off Green Bay 72-48. The Panthers are off until next Wednesday.
7. Old Dominion (6-1). Last week: 8
Old Dominion has won three straight games. The Monarchs begin a five-game home stand Sunday against North Carolina A&T.
8. Saint Mary’s (5-1). Last week: 6
Saint Mary’s picked up its first loss Saturday to Boise State. The Gaels will be challenged again this coming Saturday at Creighton.
9. Wofford (7-2). Last week: 10
Wofford has an opportunity for a big win this week at NC State.
10. Louisiana Tech (7-1). Last week: 11
Louisiana Tech has won six straight games but lacks noteworthy wins. The Bulldogs can get a huge one Sunday at Syracuse.
11. Green Bay (6-2). Last week: 15
Green Bay bounced back from a loss at Georgia State with a win at previously unbeaten Miami (Fla.). The Phoenix return home Saturday for Drake. This is their first home game of the season against a Division I opponent.
12. Yale (8-2). Last week: 19
Yale upset Connecticut on a Jack Montague buzzer-beater Friday. The Bulldogs look for another huge win Monday at Florida.
13. Florida Gulf Coast (8-1). Last week: 16
Florida Gulf Coast knocked of UMass on a neutral site for a solid win. The Eagles host Florida International in their only game this week.
14. Belmont (7-1). Last week: 17
Belmont has won fours straight games since dropping its season opener. The Bruins enter a tough five-game stretch that includes games against Evansville, VCU and Butler.
15. Stephen F. Austin (6-3). Last week: 14
Stephen F. Austin has won five straight games after losing three in a row. The Lumberjacks continue a four-game home stand this week with games against North Texas and Texas State.
16. Evansville (6-1). Last week: 20
Evansville knocked off Wright State and IUPUI last week and continues to look like a possible MVC contender. The Aces will be tested this week against Belmont and Murray State.
17. UTEP (4-3). Last week: 7
UTEP has played a tough schedule, and it shows. After a 4-0 start, the Miners have lost three games in a row.
18. UC Irvine (4-3). Last week: 13
UC Irvine lost to Fresno State but bounced back with a win against Sacramento State. The Anteaters look to stay perfect at home Saturday against Texas-Arlington.
19. Iona (4-3, 0-1 MAAC). Last week: 9
Iona was upset by Monmouth in its MAAC opener. The Gaels look to rebound this week against Rider and Indiana State.
20. Northeastern (6-2). Last week: 18
Northeastern bounced back from a loss at Harvard with a 12-point victory against Western Michigan. The Huskies are on the road until Jan. 5.
21. New Mexico State (4-5). Last week: 23
After several losses to high-quality opponents, New Mexico State finally beat one. The Aggies defeated UTEP, which had lost to on the road in November.
22. Akron (7-2). Last week: 22
Akron has won three games in a row, although none have been anything special.
23. Valparaiso (8-2). Last week: 21
Valparaiso’s seven-game wining streak ended Saturday with a loss to New Mexico. The Crusaders play two home games this week.
24. Eastern Washington (7-1). Last week: 25
Eastern Washington won at Seattle in its only game of the week. The Eagles continue their road trip at San Francisco Thursday.
25. Army (6-1). Last week: Unranked
Army has three true road wins, and its only loss is at Duke.