Looks like a solid Big East-Big 12 Big Monday, even though Creighton got rolled by Providence on Saturday night and assuming Baylor will remain ranked. Just on different networks.
It is hard to get a gauge on Colorado's strength since losing Spencer Dinwiddie vs. Washington. The Buffs might not be ranked by the time they play at Arizona.
Gonzaga leads the WCC with BYU a game back, just like the WCC coaches thought back in October. Gonzaga is 3-1 vs. BYU during the regular season, all since the Cougars joined WCC with the last three meetings in Gonzaga's favor.
As for some of the lesser known schools listed here, Vermont and Stony Brook are currently the top two schools in the America East and were 1-2 in the AE coaches' preseason poll. The Quinnpiac-Iona matchup has two schools currently near the top of the MAAC with the Bobcats currently tied with Canisius and Manhattan at six conference wins & the Gaels at five wins.
La Salle at VCU is a meeting of "reality meets paper". La Salle is tied at the top of the Atlantic 10, while VCU was the preseason favorite.
This week's schedule
Creighton at Villanova, 7pm FOX Sports 1
Baylor at Kansas, 9pm ESPN
Texas A&M at Kentucky, 9pm ESPN
Iowa at Michigan, 7pm BTN
Wisconsin at Minnesota, 9pm BTN
Colorado at Arizona, 9pm ESPN2
Vermont at Stony Brook, 9pm ESPNU
Quinnipiac at Iona, 9pm ESPN3
La Salle at VCU, 12pm ESPN2
Towson at Delaware, 12pm NBC Sports RSNs
Georgia at Kentucky, 1:30pm SEC TV
Michigan at Michigan St., 7pm ESPN
BYU at Gonzaga, 10pm ESPN2