Next game: Saturday, Jan. 23 vs. Pacific
You'll struggle to find a more impressive compilation of wins than what the Zags have. The Bulldogs have beaten Iowa, Kansas, West Virginia, Virginia, Auburn, San Francisco and BYU. With its rigorous non-conference slate in the rear-view mirror, Gonzaga started conference play with a 23-point win vs. San Francisco, a 17-point win vs. BYU and a 28-point rout of Portland. The Bulldogs also have double-digit wins against Pepperdine and Saint Mary's.
Next game: Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Presbyterian
The Eagles have the fastest offensive tempo in the country (just 13.6 seconds per possession) and the third-fastest tempo overall. They're off to a 11-0 start in the Big South, most recently defeating Presbyterian on Jan. 19.
Next game: Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Missouri State
Drake owns the distinction of having the most wins of any undefeated team in the country. The Bulldogs opened the season with a 10-point road win at Kansas State and they're 3-0 in conference play. They're an elite 3-point shooting team so far, with their 42.2-percent clip from beyond the arc.
COVID-19 positive test results has postponed Drake's series with Loyola Chicago (Jan. 10 and 11) and Missouri State (Jan. 17 and 18).
Next game: Saturday, Jan. 23 at Oklahoma State
The Bears and the Gonzaga are in their own tier atop the sport, as they're the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the AP poll, NET rankings and on kenpom.com. In Baylor's most recent win, the Bears downed No. 6 Kansas 77-69 at home behind 30 points from All-American guard Jared Butler.
Next game: Friday, Jan. 22 vs. Saint Peter's
The Saints scored 47 points in the second half to break a tie and defeat Rider 78-69 on Friday, Jan. 15. Siena then beat Rider the next night, 74-72.