The college Basketball season is just about a month old, which makes it a perfect time to take stock of who the top teams in the sport are. The favorites headed into the college basketball season were Duke and Kentucky, but each are saddled with losses and Duke has yet to see their top freshman make his debut yet due to injury. These are the power rankings after the first month of the season.

4. Kentucky Wildcats

Despite their loss at home to UCLA this month, the Wildcats' latest assembly of hyped freshmen look as good as always. They're on the verge of getting their toughest test yet, though, as they're about to play two of the best teams in college basketball consecutively in North Carolina and bitter rivals Louisville.

3. UCLA Bruins

This storied college basketball program had fallen on hard times and rumors persisted that coach Steve Alford would lose his job without a quick turnaround this month. Mission accomplished, as freshman Lonzo Ball has drawn Jason Kidd comparisons and the Bruins have started off undefeated, which included a trip to the top-ranked team in college basketball, the Wildcats. Alford is firmly off the hot seat.

2. Duke Blue Devils

There are teams in college basketball with a better record than the Blue Devils, but none has done it without their top players. Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden have looked good since debuting this week and they hope to have top freshman Harry Giles in the lineup by the end of the month.

Meanwhile, players like Luke Kennard, Frank Jackson, and Amile Jefferson have stepped up amid the injuries. Duke is going to be a force when they're healthy.

1. Villanova Wildcats

The reigning college basketball champions heroically capped their season on a buzzer-beater last year and have yet to look back, jumping out to a 9-0 record this month.

Besides a game at the ranked Purdue Boilermakers, none of their victories have come by single digits. They do have a challenge this weekend, though, when they host the ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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