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In this week's college basketball power rankings, Luke Winn analyzes the defenses of the top eight national-title contenders.

By Luke Winn
February 26, 2015

Volume XII of the Power Rankings descends into gimmickry, but it's gimmickry with substance: Defensive Report Cards with letter grades, strengths, weaknesses and a Most Valuable Defender for all the prime title contenders (and as a bonus, Northern Iowa).

The Next 24

9. Oklahoma
10. Utah
11. Kansas
12. Wichita State
13. Maryland
14. Notre Dame
15. Baylor
16. San Diego State
17. Iowa State
18. West Virginia
19. Arkansas
20. Butler
21. Oklahoma State
22. North Carolina
23. Georgetown
24. Louisville
25. Michigan State
26. SMU
27. Ohio State
28. Providence
29. N.C. State
30. Murray State
31. Davidson
32. VCU

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