February 26, 2024

College basketball rankings, grades: Kansas earns ‘A+’, Kentucky and Michigan get ‘F’ on weekly report card

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Kentucky

A laughably loaded slate of college basketball over the weekend netted some spectacular hoops across the country and provided further clarity on conferences races with March fast approaching. Purdue grabbed a stranglehold on the Big Ten with a road win at Wisconsin, while UConn did the same in the Big East with a dominant showing over St. John’s. Saint Mary’s won late Saturday inside The Kennel at Gonzaga for the first time since 2018 to remain unbeaten in a West Coast Conference that has been dominated by the Zags over the years.

There were plenty of sterling team performances to pick from that warrant further praise, and others that were less so that require further scrutiny. Those grades are below in our weekly report card, where I was kind to the deserving and unkind to the handful of teams that underwhelmed.

As always, the grades are handed out based on the week that was, running from Monday-Sunday. Let’s get to it.

College basketball grades: This week’s report card