College Hoops Barometer: The Surgical Ward
College Hoops Barometer: The Surgical Ward

This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.

A topsy-turvy last week saw losses by several highly-ranked squads, including Villanova, Arizona State, North Carolina and Miami. Meanwhile, TCU is no longer undefeated after suffering a narrow loss at the hands of Oklahoma freshman sensation Trae Young. With that loss as well as Butler's defeat of the aforementioned Wildcats, all the undefeated teams in college basketball have now fallen by the wayside. Michigan State has assumed the position at the pinnacle of the rankings.

One of the more surprising starts to the season belongs to the Xavier Musketeers, who have reeled off 10 wins in a row. Led by senior Trevon Bluiett, who has improved each and every season, the 14-1 Musketeers have only lost to an extremely talented Arizona State squad that is also currently ranked in the top 5. A January 10th clash with 1-loss Villanova should be a terrific matchup and will go a long way towards determining whether or not the Musketeers are true contenders.

Let's take a look at some individual players making headlines in this week's edition of the College Hoops Barometer.

UPGRADE

Chandler Hutchison (G)

Hutchison is the chief reason for the 12-2 start for the Broncos, averaging 17.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per tilt. Hutchison has posted some mammoth outputs thus far during his senior campaign as well. He has six double-doubles this year, including a 19-point, 18-rebound effort against Illinois State in the middle of November. He even messed around and got a triple-double in an early December win over

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Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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