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Andy Katz | | March 12, 2021

College basketball rankings: See who made the biggest jumps in Andy Katz's final Power 36 of the regular season

College basketball rankings: Gonzaga leads final Power 36 before March Madness

The time has come for the last regular-season Power 36.

Brackets take over for the rest of the month.

The next time we offer up a Power 36 we will be looking ahead to 2021-22.

Thanks for all of the engagement.

Digest and debate the last Power 36 of the season!

1. Gonzaga (1): 24-0.

2. Baylor (3): The Bears are back.

3. Illinois (4): The Illini crushed Michigan without Ayo.

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4. Michigan (2): The Wolverines still won the Big Ten.

5. Iowa (5): Luka Garza had his number retired.

6. West Virginia (7): The Mountaineers are going to be a tough out.

7. Ohio State (6): The Buckeyes need to get out of playing Big Ten teams.

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8. Alabama (8): SEC champs.

9. Kansas (9): The Jayhawks have to be taken seriously.

10. Arkansas (13): Moses Moody is the real deal.

11. Oklahoma State (12): The Cowboys could be an Elite Eight team.

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12. Purdue (14): The Boilermakers have Sweet 16 potential.

13. San Diego State (16): The Aztecs are locking teams up.

14. Texas Tech (11): The Red Raiders will show better outside of the Big 12.

15. Texas (21): The Longhorns will shine outside the Big 12, as well.

16. Wichita State (23): American champs.

17. Houston (24): The Cougars survived against Memphis.

18. Oklahoma (17): The Sooners had two epic games against Oklahoma State, but lost them both.

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19. Florida State (10): The Seminoles gifted the ACC to Virginia with a poor effort at Notre Dame.

20. Virginia (NR): Time to bring the Cavaliers back after winning the ACC.

21. Virginia Tech (19): The Hokies have been on a lengthy pause.

22. Oregon (25): The Ducks won the Pac-12.

23. Colorado (29): The Buffs are going to make the NCAA tournament.

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24. UConn (32): The Huskies are playing the best basketball in the Big East.

25. Loyola-Chicago (27): The Ramblers won the Valley.

26. St. Bonaventure (26): The Bonnies claimed the A-10 regular-season title.

27. Georgia Tech (34): The Yellow Jackets finished fourth in the ACC with 11 wins.

28. Villanova (18): The Wildcats won the Big East, but are hurting with Collin Gillespie out and Justin Moore hobbled.

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29. USC (31): The Trojans swept UCLA and have the pieces to win multiple games in the tournament.

30. VCU (NR): The Rams are in the A-10 title game.

31. Louisville (35): The Cardinals lost Malik Williams after pounding Duke.

32. Michigan State (NR): The Spartans are going to make the NCAAs after going 4-2 in the final six games with wins over Illinois, Ohio State and Michigan.

33. Missouri (NR): The Tigers are back in after a strong finish in the SEC.

34. Creighton (20): The Bluejays are searching for momentum heading into the Big East tournament.

35. Syracuse (NR): The Orange make a cameo after beating Carolina and Clemson.

36. North Carolina (36): The Tar Heels got the sweep of Duke.

Dropped out: No. 15 Maryland, No. 22 Rutgers, No. 28 Clemson, No. 30 UCLA, No. 33 Florida.

Team of the Week: Illinois The Illini knocked off Michigan without Ayo Dosunmu and then took out Ohio State on the road with him back in the lineup.

Player of the week: Macio Teague, Sr., G, Baylor: Teague scored 35 and made 10 of 12 3s in a win over Texas Tech Sunday. Earlier in the week, he scored 19 in a win over Oklahoma State and 11 in an overtime win at West Virginia.

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